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Obama drafts spending cut bill

If President Obama has his way, Congress will give him and his successors the authority to offer his own package of specific cuts to spending bills.

Tags: management , Congress , Peter Orzag , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Monday - 05/24/2010, 04:29pm EDT
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Williams honored with Franke award

Every year, one distinguished federal IT acquisition manager receives the coveted John J. Franke award for career excellence. The award last night went to Jim Williams, who recently retired from the GSA as the Commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service.

Tags: management , Dave Wennergren , GSA , DoD , USDA , Jim Williams , Karen Evans , John Johnson , Sandy Bates , John J. Franke , Jason Miller , Management of Change 2010

Monday - 05/24/2010, 06:55am EDT
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GSA reissues RFQ for cloud computing

This is the second attempt to award infrastructure-as-a-service contracts. GSA increase the security requirements to moderate level and requires all vendors to be certified through FedRAMP program.

Tags: technology , contracting , GSA , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , storage , virtual machines , Web hosting , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/21/2010, 05:32pm EDT

GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension

Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Steve Kempf , Sanjeev Bhagowalia , Ed Towns , Darrell Issa , Jean Weinberg , Vivek Kundra , GSA , Interior , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Interagency Management Council , Qwest , AT&T , Verizon , Diana Gowen , Don Herring , Susan Zeleniak , Networx , FTS 2001 , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 09:40pm EDT
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Feds to help small businesses affected by oil spill

OMB says FEMA will lead a working group to develop a plan to coordinate agency response for small businesses and other social services. FEMA will set up the group in the next 10 days.

Tags: management , FEMA , oil spill , small business

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 01:37pm EDT

DoD to host a performance symposium open to all

500 performance improvement leaders from across the Department of Defense, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Agencies and activities, and federal government agencies get ready to gather and compare notes, and you're invited! We get details from J. D. Sicilia, the director of the Defense Department's Lean Six Sigma Program Office.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , performance management , J. D. Sicilia , DoD , Lean Six Sigma , VA , HUD , DoE , NRC , FAA , DHS , Jeffery Zients , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 10:31am EDT
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OMB seeks comments on FISMA metrics

GPS glitch hit some military systems in January.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Air Force

Monday - 05/17/2010, 08:38am EDT

OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Tags: management , technology , best practices , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , VA , EPA , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Executive Order seals OPM hiring reforms

After months of work and lots of speculation and discussion, the Office of Personnel Management announced a major program to reform the federal hiring process - including the elimination of Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities essays.

Tags: pay and benefits , management , John Berry , OPM , Jeffrey Zients , Max Cacas

Monday - 05/10/2010, 09:57pm EDT
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