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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

FISMA REFORM

Major changes are coming to the way federal agencies deal with cyber- security. In issuing new guidance over FISMA (The Federal Information Security Management Act), the Office of Management and Budget wants to find out the cybersecurity status of all civilian agency networks. One requirement is that agencies submit real-time data about the state of their networks. The second; a government-wide benchmarking study on the state of cybersecurity. The third; a series of interviews between OMB and agencies to tailor cybersecurity programs to each agencies needs.

Tags: technology , Cyber Security Report , Office of Management and Budget , FISMA ,

Monday - 04/26/2010, 03:29am EDT

McAfee antivirus program goes berserk, freezes PCs

OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring, cyberdefenses put to the test during annual NSA exercise, FCC considers testing cybersecurity compliancy

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , McAfee , FCC , NSA , Cyber Defense Exercise

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 09:02am EDT

OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Tom Carper , State , VA , NASA , Justice , DHS , USDA , Treasury , DoD , Alan Paller , FISMA , Real time monitoring , Cyberscope

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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Virtually There: The Federal View of Virtualization, Present and Future

Federal IT managers are under greater pressure than ever before to control costs while increasing energy efficiency and maintaining security. Under the leadership of Federal CIO Vivek Kundra, federal agencies have been tasked with complying with the recent OMB Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative, including the adoption of cloud computing and virtualized IT environments. Are agencies following through with these necessary upgrades, or are they falling behind the times? Tune into this panel to hear experts from GTSI, Oracle, and the Government Business Council (GBC), the research division of Government Executive Media Group, discuss the results of a recent in-depth study into the transformation of IT environments at federal agencies.

Tags: technology , Virtualization , GTSI , IT , Vivek Kundra , GBC , Government Executive Media Group , Oracle , Bryan Klopack , Jim Sweeney , Harry J. Foxwell , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 04/20/2010, 01:39pm EDT
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