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NASA demos open source cloud computing

The agency's Nebula platform is just one possibility in the process of incorporating public cloud initiatives across the board.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Chris Kemp , NASA , Nebula , OpenStack , open source ,

Friday - 02/18/2011, 05:07pm EST
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Bill would protect minority, women-owned firms

Sen. Casey proposes legislation that would prevent prime contractors from abusing subcontractors in the acquisitions process.

Tags: contracting , industry , Bob Casey , minority-owned firms , women-owned businesses , SBA ,

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 01:27pm EST

OMB, ACT-IAC launch website to improve acquisition process

The groups have launched a website, asking for public input in an effort to improve the acquisitions process between government and industry.

Tags: ACT-IAC , acquisition , contracting , Ben Coit , Sapient Government Services , Tom Suder , University of Central Florida , Dorobek Insider , best practices ,

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 06:12pm EST
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SBA increases transparency requirements

Rep. Thompson and Sen. McCaskill have recently proposed companion bills to make changes to the contracting program.

Tags: SBA , 8(a) , contracting , industry , Alaska Native Corporations , Bennie Thompson , Claire McCaskill ,

Friday - 02/11/2011, 07:18pm EST

Public comments halt changes to vendor transparency rules

The Federal Acquisitions Regulations Councils have withdrawn their advanced notice of proposed rulemaking to change contractor transparency.

Tags: DoD , GSA , NASA contracting , FAR Councils , open government ,

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 06:26pm EST

Labor unveils new employment web tool

Labor Secretary Hilda Solis announced its "My Next Move" website yesterday aimed at helping those seeking employment.

Tags: Labor , technology , My Next Move , My Skills, My Future , Hilda Solis , Web 2.0 ,

Friday - 02/04/2011, 06:37pm EST

Coburn: DoD must follow the money

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) asked DoD officials to be audit ready in anticipation of budget cuts. GAO has not been able to form an auditable opinion of them in over a decade.

Tags: DoD , management , Tom Coburn , GAO , financial management , budget cuts ,

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 01:43pm EST

Federal agencies strategize to fight bed bugs

Federal agencies are collaborating to fight bed bug infestations with common-sense practices.

Tags: Bed Bugs , DoD , Bed Bug Summit , CDC , EPA , HUD , USDA , Susan Jennings , management , HHS ,

Tuesday - 02/01/2011, 06:46pm EST
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Agencies spend too much time on cyber defensive

An event this week sponsored by Potomac Institute in Arlington, Va., evaluates government's cyber spending priorities.

Tags: technology , Phil Reitinger , Robert Schmidle , DHS , DoD , Cyber Command , Potomac Institute , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 01/28/2011, 02:03pm EST
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