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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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GSA: Green, Sustainable and more Aggressive

Agency sets a goal for itself of having a zero carbon footprint. Administrator Johnson compares the goal to the moon shot to invigorate and attract employees. GSA also improving its schedules to address other agencies' need to buy sustainable products.

Tags: contracting , technology , Martha Johnson , Steve Kempf , GSA , Noblis , green IT , sustainability , carbon footprint

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 07:04am EDT
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OMB wants more pressure on Recovery Act recipients

Administration memo details additional steps agencies can take to ensure organizations are reporting how they are using the money. OMB says agencies must check on beneficiaries who don't report more often and can terminate their funds or suspend them from receiving future money.

Tags: management , Peter Orszag , Recovery Act

Wednesday - 05/05/2010, 04:24pm EDT

GSA continues to hint at E-Travel consolidation

Draft RFP calls for a contractor to provide updated online travel management services. GSA to host industry day in May to answer questions about the initial solicitation.

Tags: contracting , technology , GSA , Northrop Grumman , Carson Wagonlit , EDS , E-Travel

Monday - 05/03/2010, 03:50pm EDT

US CTO Chopra describes the work to be done on openness

Assessments show that we are off to a good start--but have much more work to do as we transition our overall efforts towards effective agency implementation. U.S. Chief Technology Officer, Aneesh Chopra explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , mngt , Open Government Directive , CTO , Aneesh Chopra , open government dashboard , OSTP , HHS , Transportation , NASA , best practices

Monday - 05/03/2010, 10:58am EDT
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GAO: Federal acquisition workforce needs help

The way the federal government does business with contractors is changing.

Tags: daily debrief , contracting , GAO , acquisition , John Needham

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 03:07pm EDT
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Obama calls for more small business contracting

The President also establishes a new task force on veterans small business development. New executive order on small business requires a new Web site to list agency small business contracting data. The order also creates a new interagency taskforce to make recommendations on improving federal progress in meeting governmentwide goals.

Tags: contracting , Barack Obama , SBA , Commerce , Small business contracting , Interagency task force on small business contracti , Small business Web site , Veterans-owned businesses , executive order

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 06:11am EDT

OMB tells all agencies to go back to Grants.gov

HHS upgraded the portal and it is now ready to handle the large number of applications. OMB had moved 10 of the largest grant making agencies away from the portal last spring because of concerns the system could not handle the influx of applications from the Recovery Act.

Tags: technology , management , Peter Orszag , HHS , GSA , Grants.gov , FedBizopps.gov

Monday - 04/26/2010, 02:37pm EDT
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