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Energy contracts help agencies reach green goals

DoE set up Energy Savings Performance Contracts with several different companies to work under a share-in-savings approach to reduce agency utility bills. Agencies do not have to pay upfront costs to move electricity or other infrastructure away from fossil fuels. The contracts could help agencies meet the White House's carbon footprint and greenhouse goals.

Tags: management , Skye Schell , Energy , White House , Navy , Green government , energy efficiency , carbon footprint , greenhouse gas emissions , energy service companies , Energy Savings Performance Contracts , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/19/2010, 06:59am EDT
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Treasury CIO Duffy moving to Justice

After three years at Treasury, Duffy to move back to the agency he spent 15 years at previously.

Tags: technology , management , Mike Duffy , Treasury , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 04:57pm EDT

Progress in Federal FOIA requests, but room for improvement

Agencies are meeting the White House's mandate to be more open and transparent when it comes to releasing documents and meeting Freedom of Information Act requests.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Jason Miller , Melanie Pustay , management , FOIA

Tuesday - 08/03/2010, 06:51pm EDT
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Federal contractor scrutiny on the rise

Justice's decision to join the False Claims Act lawsuit against Oracle is another signal that vendors are facing more oversight. This is the second time Oracle has come under litigation for allegedly overcharging the government. Experts say contractors need to be prepared for pre-award and post-award audits of GSA schedule contracts.

Tags: contracting , GSA , Oracle , Bill Shook , Larry Allen , Coalition for Government Procurement , EMC , Network Appliance , False Claims Act , whistleblower lawsuit , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/30/2010, 08:53pm EDT
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FISMA's facelift focuses on four areas, for now

DHS is leading the effort to rework cybersecurity metrics around patch, configuration, vulnerability and inventory management. Justice plans to host an industry day in June to tell vendors how cyberscope works. NIST will issue new cyber publications and GSA plans on new RFP for situational awareness and incident response tools.

Tags: technology , Matt Coose , Marianne Swanson , DHS , GSA , NIST , OMB , cybersecurity , FISMA , Cyberscope , SmartBUY , situational awareness and incident response tools , Management of Change , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:43pm EDT
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OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Tom Carper , OMB , State , VA , NASA , DHS , USDA , Treasury , DoD , Alan Paller , FISMA , Real time monitoring , Cyberscope

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Justice moves closer to secure sharing

Department to lead the roll out of a federated identity management system for all law enforcement agencies. Justice ran a pilot and now plans on expanding the system nationwide by the end of 2010. The goal is to use technology that already exists and focus on standards and policies.

Tags: technology , Jeremy Warren , DoJ , DHS , Criminal Justice Information Services , AFCEA , identity management , information sharing

Wednesday - 04/21/2010, 07:14am EDT
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OMB taking a deeper look at data centers

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will sign a memo requiring agencies to do another, more detailed survey of their data centers. Agencies also are working on a department-wide plan to consolidate these buildings.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Van Hitch , Richard Spires , Michael Duffy , OMB , DHS , Treasury , CIO Council , AFCEA , data center consolidation , cloud computing

Friday - 02/26/2010, 02:15pm EST
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Government gets more open about FOIA performance

It just got easier to track how well agencies are complying with FOIA requests

Tags: Open Government Initiative , DoJ , FOIA , Melanie Pustay

Monday - 12/14/2009, 10:40am EST
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