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Is GSA reducing the number of e-travel providers?

Agency issued a draft RFP requesting industry comment on its new requirements. GSA says 23 major agencies and 38 smaller ones are using one of three E-Travel vendors.

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

Friday - 11/13/2009, 03:53pm EST

Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover

OMB has launched new tool to automate FISMA reporting. This data will help populate a new cybersecurity dashboard, federal CIO Vivek Kundra says. OMB also wants to collect more specific data around how much and where agencies are spending money on IT security.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , security , Vivek Kundra , John Streufert , Tom Carper , State , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , DHS , NIST , CIO Council , metrics , FISMA , dashboard

Friday - 10/30/2009, 07:01am EDT
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OMB wants better, faster, cheaper financial data

Financial management line of business effort is continuing. But it is expanding to address making data easier to obtain and share. OMB issued its final set of business process standards. FederalNewsRadio's Jason Miller gets the inside details at the 19th annual Executive Leadership Conference.

Tags: mngt , newsstand , Adam Goldberg , IAC , ACT , Executive Leadership Conference , financial management , line of business

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 09:13am EDT
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A new focus for your agency's financial management plans

Keeping your finger on the money: There's a brand new focus for your agency's financial management plans. FederalNewsRadio's Jason Miller explains.

Tags: mngt , financial management , Jason Miller , Adam Goldberg ,

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 08:21am EDT
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OMB wants to know how to improve Paperwork Reduction Act

A notice in the Federal Register asks for public comments on ways to reduce the information collection burden on the public. Administration will accept comments for 60 days. OMB will use the comments to inform its annual report to Congress on how agencies are implementing the PRA.

Tags: mngt , IRS , Federal Register , Paperwork Reduction Act

Tuesday - 10/27/2009, 09:06am EDT

Lawmaker seeks to fix "outdated & old" federal hiring process once and for all

Anyone now working for the Federal Government or who knows someone who is a fed likely has their own story of how long it took to get the job. In some cases, it can take up to a year for some high-security jobs. But does it really have to be that way? Federal News Radio's Max Cacas continues our week-long special series, "the Five Fallacies of Government". Today: "The federal hiring process must be slow and arduous."

Tags: series , fallacies , mngt , P&B , Senate Subcommittee on the Oversight of Government , federal workforce , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , John Berry , OPM , Jeffrey Zients , President Obama , Max Cacas , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 10/22/2009, 07:04am EDT
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The Retirement Wave

In today's look at the "5 Fallacies of Government?", FederalNewsRadio turns the focus on the "retirement wave" of the future.

Tags: series , fallacies , retirement wave , OPM , Peter Orszag , Linda Springer , Diana Furchtgott-Roth , P&B

Wednesday - 10/21/2009, 04:00am EDT
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CIO Council taskforce to change security metrics

New group is developing performance measures that are based on outcomes. OMB has set a November deadline for a draft of the metrics that will be reviewed by government and industry. DHS says the governmentwide focus to improve cybersecurity is on standards, metrics and authentication.

Tags: technology , Bruce McConnell , John Streufert , DHS , State , CIO Council , NIST , cybersecurity , Performance measures , Consensus Audit Guidelines

Friday - 10/02/2009, 05:02pm EDT
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