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Post-WikiLeaks, agencies to measure feds' happiness

NBC's Michael Isikoff details the OMB memo telling agencies to observe behavioral changes in employees.

Tags: Michael Isikoff , NBC , WikiLeaks , Cybersecurity Update , technology , psychology , happiness , Dorobek Insider , Jacob Lew

Thursday - 01/06/2011, 02:32pm EST
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WikiLeaks prompts review of agencies' handling of classified information

NextGov reports that OMB has set a Jan. 28 deadline for agencies to complete their assessments of how they handled classified information.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Nextgov , classified information , Dorobek Insider , WikiLeaks

Wednesday - 01/05/2011, 03:00pm EST

OMB wants classified systems assessed

Agencies must evaluate their security systems to ensure classified information remains secret. OMB, with guidance from ISOO and ODNI, has a battery of questions for agency heads in their second memo after the release of documents on WikiLeaks.

Tags: management , technology , Jacob Lew , ODNI , Information Security Oversight Office , WikiLeaks , cybersecurity , best practices , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 03:34pm EST

IG: EPA lacks procedures to find right staffing levels

A newly-released EPA Inspector General's audit found that the agency lacks the internal controls it needs to make sure its workforce is aligned with its missions.

Tags: management , best practices , EPA , inspector general , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/31/2010, 04:17pm EST

Three-track system to replace Federal Career Internship Program

President Obama has signed an executive order that replaces the controversial Federal Career Intern Program with three consolidated 'pathways.' Administration officials say the old hiring system put agencies at a competitive disadvantage with private sector employers.

Tags: management , hiring , pay and benefits , Federal Career Intern Program , Merit Systems Protection Board , Jared Serbu , National Treasury Employees Union , American Federation of Government Employees , Colleen Kelly , John Gage

Monday - 12/27/2010, 07:57pm EST
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Interior gives CIO more authority over all IT

Secretary Salazar issued a memo to give oversight of the IT budget to the chief information officer. The memo also removes the CIO title from the bureaus and renames them as assistant directors for information resources. Observers say this move by Interior has been long-overdue.

Tags: technology , Bernie Mazur , Vivek Kundra , Andrew Jackson , Ken Salazar , Interior Department , role of the CIO , data center consolidation , enterprisewide services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 07:32am EST
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OMB wants to bring expert help to agencies

The White House and the Office of Science and Technology Policy issued an RFI on how to develop a new platform called Expert-net to solicit ideas for solving mission-critical problems.

Tags: technology , management , Aneesh Chopra , Shelley Metzenbaum , GSA , OSTP , Web 2.0 , crowd sourcing , Challenge.gov , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/20/2010, 05:50pm EST

IPv6 task force looking at vendor readiness for the change

After meetings between agencies, the CIO Council's panel is concerned that even if agencies meet OMB's 2012 deadline to make the switch, their Internet service providers may not. The task force is hoping to meet with GSA and Networx vendors to make sure everyone is ready for IPv6.

Tags: technology , contracting , industry , Pete Tseronis , John Curran , Andrew McLaughlin , CIO Council , American Registry for Internet Numbers , IPv6 , Networx , Internet service providers , Jared Serbu

Friday - 12/17/2010, 06:45pm EST
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NARA to suspend development of ERA starting in 2012

The agency is deciding whether or not to move forward with the contract option for operations and maintenance with Lockheed Martin. GAO and OMB say the project has multiple problems, including more than a $200 million increase in the total cost for ERA and a lack of usage by agencies. After going through a TechStat sessions, NARA and OMB decided to stop enhancing the system and focus on use.

Tags: technology , industry , David Lake , Vivek Kundra , NARA , GAO , Sheila Collins , Lockheed Martin , electronic records , ERA , Jason Miller , TechStat

Friday - 12/17/2010, 07:17am EST
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Will Air Force block of websites plug the WikiLeaks?

Fidelis Security's Kurt Bertone explains whether the Air Force's block of the New York Times and other sites will stop future WikiLeaks leaks.

Tags: Kurt Bertone , Air Force , DoD , Fidelis Security , WikiLeaks , technology , security , Cybersecurity Update , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 12/16/2010, 05:24pm EST
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