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Navy moves closer to going paperless

Rob Carey, the Navy CIO, signs an electronic signature policy to let Navy offices move to online processes. Carey said the memo is not a mandate, but serves as a catalyst for program managers who believe it makes business sense to move processes away from paper

Tags: technology , Rob Carey , Navy , DoD , cybersecurity , electronic signature , PKI , secure identity card ,

Tuesday - 08/31/2010, 06:41am EDT
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HP settles whistleblower lawsuit for $55 million

The technology giant said it did nothing wrong, but settles the allegations it overcharged the government for software and technology products and gave kickbacks to systems integrators. HP's decision to settle is another in a growing list of major federal contractors who are paying fines.

Tags: contracting , GSA , DoJ , HP , False Claims Act , whistleblower case ,

Monday - 08/30/2010, 08:42pm EDT

FAR Councils raise simplified acquisition threshold

The simplified acquisition and subcontracting thresholds are among several acquisition ceilings that will increase on Oct. 1.

Tags: contracting , FAR Council , simplified acquisition threshold , subcontracting threshold ,

Monday - 08/30/2010, 04:42pm EDT

GSA's RFP for E-Travel system focuses on usability

Agency is taking lessons learned from the past seven years to make the new system more like commercial travel booking sites. Vendors have until Oct. 6 to submit bids on this 15-year contract. GSA said 23 agencies have implemented one of three standard online travel systems to a savings of more than $200 million.

Tags: contracting , technology , Tim Burke , GSA , HP , Carson Wagonlit , Northrup Grumman , E-Travel , travel reimbursements ,

Friday - 08/27/2010, 07:11am EDT
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GSA releases new online travel services proposals

The GSA released a request for proposals for a new suite of online travel services for all civilian agencies.

Tags: technology , GSA , Tim Burke , DorobekInsider

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 05:16pm EDT
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Agencies employ 2.9 percent of people with disabilities

A new Bureau of Labor Statistics report provides the latest information on how the federal government compares with other industry in hiring persons with disabilities. The report comes as the White House and the Labor Department are pressing agencies and contractors to hire more persons with disabilities. New recruitment and hiring strategies are due in September.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Labor , BLS , OMB , OPM , persons with a disability , Section 508 , federal hiring ,

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Kundra says reducing data centers takes a village

Agency strategies to consolidate data centers are due to OMB by Aug. 30. Kundra says his office will approve them by Dec. 31. He advises agencies that this is more than a technology initiative.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Nancy Sutley , OMB , CIO Council , Council on Environmental Quality , data center consolidation , sustainability , real estate ,

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 06:30am EDT
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OMB plans to consolidate government data centers

OMB held a casting call to bring in data center experts from across the government.

Tags: OMB , technology , Vivek Kundra , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 05:33pm EDT
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Senate to hold hearing on DoD plans to axe JFCOM

The Senate Armed Services Committee has agreed to hold a hearing Sept. 9.

Tags: management , Jim Webb , Robert Gates , Gerry Connolly , Diane Watson , Senate Armed Services Committee , DoD , JFCOM , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , efficiency initiatives ,

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 03:15pm EDT

GSA finalizing requirements for FedRAMP

Agencies and vendors soon will be able to submit cloud-based products and services to be certified and accredited once and be available for use by all of government. Version 2 of the FedRAMP security controls should be ready in the next few weeks. Cloud working group still must address several questions about the approval process.

Tags: technology , Katie Lewin , Kurt Garbars , Dawn Leaf , GSA , NIST , OMB , DoD , DHS , ISPAB , cloud computing , FedRAMP , privacy , cybersecurity ,

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 07:26am EDT
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