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OPM grants all agencies excepted hiring authorities for digital services

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta approved the use of excepted service appointments for up to two years at General Schedule 11 to 15 levels for agencies with approved projects in need of digital services expertise.

Tags: Technology , workforce , Digital services , OPM , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , excepted hiring authority , Katherine Archuleta ,

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 02:51pm EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Agencies have new power to hire experts to work on specific IT projects without having to go through the standard federal hiring process. The Office of Personnel Management authorizes the use of excepted service for digital services experts. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose why OPM took this unusual step.

Tags: OPM , In Depth

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 05:01pm EDT
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Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps

The Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program was created to provide agencies visibility into their networks to identify any cyber flaws and remediate them in a swift and streamlined approach. Though many agencies have already implemented a number of security tools, they still may lack a method for aggregating and analyzing the collective data for a holistic picture of their security posture. The CDM initiative is aimed at getting all civilian agencies the proper tools to improve vulnerability management, manage hardware and software assets, and ensure the proper security configurations are in place.

Tags: Symantec , CDM , Ken Durbin , Chuck McGann , Melinda Rogers , Rod Turk

Wednesday - 06/25/2014, 09:00am EDT

Former HealthCare.gov IT program manager Chao retires from CMS

Henry Chao is leaving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services after more than 21 years at the agency. Chao led the IT portion of the Affordable Care Act portal development and implementation.

Tags: people , Technology , CMS , Henry Chao , HealthCare.gov ,

Friday - 05/01/2015, 03:54am EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget has released a much-anticipated draft policy to change the way agencies buy, manage and oversee technology projects. The draft guidance is designed to help agencies implement the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Tony Scott is the federal Chief Information Officer. In this exclusive interview, he tells executive editor Jason Miller how the draft policy tries to create a broader conversation around IT oversight.

Tags: Federal Drive , OMB , FITARA , Tony Scott , acquisition , Tom Temin

Friday - 05/01/2015, 10:13am EDT
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U.S. CIO Tony Scott: OMB's draft FITARA guidance aims to advance IT reform

OMB sets deadlines for agencies to establish a common baseline of roles and responsibilities for chief information officers to oversee, manage and develop technology programs and projects. The administration is asking for comments from the public by May 30.

Tags: Technology , exclusive , OMB , Tony Scott , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , CIO authorities , management ,

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 12:00pm EDT

Tony Scott, Federal Chief Information Officer, OMB

The Office of Management and Budget releases a draft policy for public comment to change the way agencies buy, manage and oversee technology projects. The draft guidance implements the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). In an exclusive interview, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott tells Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller how the draft policy tries to create a broader conversation around IT oversight.

Tags: Tony Scott , FITARA , OMB , In Depth

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 05:37pm EDT
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DCMA innovates IT through new virtual lab

Jacob Haynes, the chief information officer at the Defense Contract Management Agency, said the new innovation lab helps the agency use a disciplined approach to testing technology before making a major investment.

Tags: Technology , Jacob Haynes , Defense Contract Management Agency , mobile computing , financial management , Better Buying Power , innovation , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 02:39pm EDT
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DHS's Unity of Effort seeds the roots of change

The Homeland Security Department marked the one-year anniversary of its initiative to create a more cohesive agency by launching a new acquisition innovations program.

Tags: management , DHS , Jeh Johnson , Christian Marrone , Unity of Effort , Joint requirements council , acquisition , Congress , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Tom Carper , Claire McCaskill ,

Thursday - 04/30/2015, 03:46am EDT

GSA to push vendors for more data on schedule price variances

The Federal Acquisition Service is launching the Competitive Pricing initiative. GSA is sending letters to vendors to figure out why there are price differences among the same or similar products and services.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , GSA , Kevin Youel Page , Roger Waldron , Coalition for Government Procurement , Category management , Federal Supply Schedules , Prices paid data ,

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 03:57am EDT
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