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SBA assures senator it's fixing management problems

The agency responds to Sen. Olympia Snowe's letter with the specific steps it's taking to improve human resources issues. The Maine Republican wrote to SBA after Federal News Radio's investigation into alleged whistleblower retaliation, human resources fraud and contracting fraud.

Tags: management , Olympia Snowe , Karen Mills , SBA , Senate Small Business and Entrepreneurship Committ , Discouraged and Disrespected at SBA , whistleblower protection ,

Friday - 04/29/2011, 08:07am EDT

OMB sets new deadline for telework IT plan

OMB issues a memo detailing the minimum requirements agencies should consider when purchasing technology to make teleworking easier.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , Technology , Contracting , Jacob Lew , OMB , OPM , telework ,

Friday - 04/29/2011, 11:18am EDT

Getting rid of paper processes at the Peace Corps

Peace Corps CIO Dorine Andrews tells Federal News Radio what the agency is doing to update its IT infrastructure.
April 28, 2011

Tags: Technology , Dorine Andrews , Peace Corps , mobile technology , SharePoint , cloud computing , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 07:04pm EDT

GSA to boost cloud computing with new RFP

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra expects GSA to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It's part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing. Kundra said five of seven short-term IT reforms efforts are on track.

Tags: Technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Roger Baker , Kathleen Merrigan , Daniel Poneman , OMB , GSA , VA , Energy , USDA , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , role of the CIO , IT reforms , Data center consolidation ,

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 08:01am EDT

Agencies given 6 months to revamp online services

President Obama issues an Executive Order requiring agencies to focus on technological and process improvements for citizen-facing services. OMB's Zients said the government relies too much on the old way to help citizens - phone, in person and on paper.

Tags: management , Technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , customer service , executive order , VA , IRS ,

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 07:49am EDT

Senators press for answers on draft political contributions order

More than a quarter of the Senate wrote to the President asking for more details on the proposal to require contractors to disclose political contributions.

Tags: Contracting , industry , White House , Senate , Disclose Act , political contributions ,

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 11:25am EDT

GAO upholds one of four protests under E-Travel RFP

The General Services Administration has lost a protest to CarlsonWagonlit Sato Travel on the follow-on contract for agencies up upgrade their governmentwide E-Travel systems.

Tags: Contracting , industry , GSA , GAO , CarlsonWagonlit , E-Travel , bid protest ,

Monday - 04/25/2011, 08:07pm EDT

Carper wants to know plans for open gov sites

The Delaware Democratic senator wrote a letter to federal CIO Vivek Kundra asking for more details about which transparency websites will continue and which will go dark. Congress reduced the E-Government Fund by 76 percent in 2011forcing some near-term decisions.

Tags: Technology , Tom Carper , Vivek Kundra , Darrell Issa , OMB , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , E-Government Fund , transparency , budget cuts ,

Friday - 04/22/2011, 03:41pm EDT

Exclusive: Schmidt says cyber progress being made quietly behind the scenes

The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office's initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it's clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.

Tags: Technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Vivek Kundra , White House , OMB , DHS , NIST , cybersecurity , TIC , DNS Security , FISMA , IT reforms , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:36am EDT

DHS to assess cyber skills of state, local governments

The Homeland Security Department plans to conduct a cyber network assessment survey for all levels of government.

Tags: Technology , DHS , cybersecurity ,

Thursday - 04/21/2011, 03:20pm EDT
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