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Everything old is new again

A Senate bill would abolish the National Technical Information Service (NTIS), an agency that serves as a repository for government-funded scientific, technical, engineering and business-related information. But Jeff Neal says there is more to consider than just how the Internet has changed the storage and retrieval of information.

Tags: Jeff Neal , Commerce Department , management

Monday - 08/11/2014, 03:58am EDT

Valerie Melvin, Director of Information Management and Technology Resources Issues, GAO

The National Technical Information Service is supposed to be a repository where federal agencies can find -- and buy -- new research publications. But lately the new research from NTIS isn't new, and 95 percent of it's available online for free. Valerie Melvin is Director of Information Management and Technology Resources Issues at the Government Accountability Office. She testified about the agency's financial future before the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Financial and Contracting Oversight. Valerie shared her conclusions on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: Valerie Melvin , GAO , In Depth

Monday - 07/28/2014, 03:53pm EDT

Labor helps contracting officers find wage data online

A new site, called Wage Determination Online, is a permanent resource for researching information on service contracts and labor standards.

Tags: Contracting , management , service contract act , davis-bacon act , Labor , Federal Acquisition Regulation , wage determinations , Courtney Thompson

Tuesday - 07/05/2011, 02:45pm EDT