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OMB officially expands DHS's cyber role

DHS will oversee and provide assistance to civilian agencies to improve how they protect their computer networks. White House cyber coordinator Schmidt says the goal of the memo is to make sure agency roles and responsibilities are clear. Schmidt also calls for more valuable public-private partnerships.

Tags: technology , Howard Schmidt , Peter Orszag , Anne Neuberger , DHS , Ed Mueller , Guy Copeland , CSC , Qwest , AFCEA , information sharing , cybersecurity , FISMA , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/09/2010, 06:17am EDT

EPA experiences the upside of contracting reforms

OMB issues a fact sheet detailing successes across the government. Agencies are using fewer risky contracts and achieving more competition. One expert, however, wonders if the insourcing initiative is part of the reason for the changes.

Tags: contracting , Dan Gordon , Chuck Gherardini , John Bashista , OFPP , EPA , NNSA , Interior , DoD , DHS , Robert Burton , Venable , competition , sole source contracting , contracting reforms , acquisition workforce , insourcing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/08/2010, 06:42am EDT
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Are contracting reforms working?

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: contracting , OFPP , Jason Miller , insourcing , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 06:35pm EDT
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Technology helps auditors connect the dots

A government accounting industry group spearheads development of a breakthrough in converting audit records from one proprietary format to another making the data searchable and easier to analyze. The new technique will make it possible for databases of information previously untouchable by contemporary software techniques to be mined and analyzed for new information on federal government grant spending.

Tags: technology , accounting , AGA , PWC , Joe Kull , HHS , XBRL , Mark Logic , A-133

Wednesday - 07/07/2010, 07:20am EDT
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OMB, GSA push USA.gov again

Changing the perception of government one app at a time.

Tags: technology , GSA , Gov 2.0 , Jason Miller , DorobekInsider

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 04:50pm EDT
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OMB, GSA hope fourth time is a charm for USA.gov

Agencies launch redesigned governmentwide portal with Microsoft's Bing search engine. As a part of the launch, OMB and GSA make 18 mobile applications available from agencies across the government. Federal CIO Kundra says the government must improve how citizens access information and interact with agencies.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , GSA , EPA , TSA , CPSC , Apple , Google , RIM , iPhone , Droid , BlackBerry , mobile apps , USA.gov , search , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/02/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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Agencies moving slowly to TICs

Most mid- and small agencies missed the June 1 deadline to choose the Networx carrier to implement Managed Trusted IP Services. Some say part of the reason for the missed mandate is because GSA and DHS have approved only one MTIPS provider so far. OMB still wants agencies to have all traffic going through a TIC access point by Jan. 31.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , Mike Howell , Warren Suss , Diana Gowen , Suss Consulting , Qwest , AT&T , Verizon , Sprint , L3 , Networx , TIC , cybersecurity , MTIPS , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/02/2010, 06:39am EDT
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CIOs ponder change and vision on the job

Fourteen years ago, Congress passed the landmark Clinger-Cohen Act, creating the job of chief information officer in federal agencies. How has the job changed over the years, and what do today's CIOs think of their role?

Tags: technology , chief information officer , Richard Spires , DHS , David Wennergren , DoD , Susan Swart , State Department , Joe Klimavich , NOAA , Government Executive , Clinger Cohen Act , Max Cacas

Thursday - 07/01/2010, 06:37am EDT
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Reporting performance at your agency getting more dynamic

OMB released new guidance to shift agencies from focusing on planning and reporting their performance to using their performance information to make decisions.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , John Kamensky , IBM Center for the Business of Government , management , performance management

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 06:39pm EDT
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Center for American Progress: Halting IT boondoggles

Is it easier to get a progressive bill past a Senate filibuster than it is to kill a failed government IT project?

Tags: newscast , DorobekInsider , Must Reads , IT ,

Wednesday - 06/30/2010, 02:42pm EDT
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