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Congress considers a new budgetary tool

The Senate has begun consideration of proposals to give the President a line-item veto over individual provisions in federal spending bills. The measures are designed to overcome shortcomings in a 1996 line-item veto bill which was declared unconstitutional.

Tags: management , budget , line-item veto , Reduce Unnecessary Spending Act of 2010 , Senate , Judiciary Committee , Constitution Subcommittee , Russ Finegold , Paul Ryan , Jeffrey Liebman , White House , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/27/2010, 06:43am EDT
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CIO Council report on cloud sets future vision

The document highlights work being done by NIST, standards working group and budget guidance to agencies. NIST to come out with several special publications to help agencies implement cloud computing. The CIO Council also includes use cases on 30 different cloud implementations.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , GSA , DISA , RAT Board , CIO Council , NIST , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT

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 , Justice , GSA , NIST , 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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DHS develops new cybersecurity metrics

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: management , technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 04:56pm EDT
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Obama drafts line-item veto bill

The White House says President Obama would use a new power to try to weed out earmarks such as water and sewer grants and road projects not requested by the administration.

Tags: management , Congress , Peter Orzag , Barack Obama , line item veto , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 05/25/2010, 06:17am EDT
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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
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