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Federal IT is far from horrible, CIOs say

A Federal News Radio survey finds agency technology managers disagree with President Obama and federal CIO Vivek Kundra's recent statements about the poor status of federal IT. More than half of the respondents say the perception of federal technology is worse than the IT itself. Sixty percent say their agency's IT is helping them meet their mission.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Roger Baker , VA , IT reforms , CIO survey , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:06am EDT
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Budget cuts shutter two open gov sites, others impacted

OMB detailed its plans for using the $8 million E-Government Fund in a letter to Sen. Tom Carper. The administration will shut down two projects and reduce the functionalities of the others.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Tom Carper , GSA , E-Government Fund , Open government , Data.gov , IT Dashboard , USASpending.gov , Performance.gov , FedSpace , Citizens Services Dashboard , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 02:37pm EDT

An in-depth look at ACT-IAC

ACT-IAC Executive Director Ken Allen joins host Mark Amtower for a wide-ranging discussion of the myriad of projects that ACT-IAC is working on.
May 23, 2011 (Encore presentation June 13, 2011)

Tags: Contracting , technology , ACT-IAC , Ken Allen , Management of Change Conference , Executive Leadership Conference , grants managment program , GSA , IPv6 , Information Sharing Environment , Networx 2020 , VistA , Mary Davie , Jim Beaupre , Mark Amtower , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 05/23/2011, 09:39pm EDT
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Pay Agent rejects new locality pay areas

The President's pay agent said federal employees should not receive locality pay adjustments in 2012, despite recommendations by the Federal Salary Council for an increase.

Tags: Hilda Solis , Labor , OPM , John Berry , Jacob Lew , locality pay , pay and benefits , Barack Obama , budget , Congress , general schedule

Monday - 05/16/2011, 02:21pm EDT

Bill would reform A-76 outsourcing process

Sen. Mikulski and Rep. Sarbanes introduce legislation to change the way agencies outsource jobs and determine what are inherently governmental functions.

Tags: Contracting , Industry , Barbara Mikulski , John Duncan , John Thune , OFPP , A-76 , inherently governmental , outsourcing , insourcing , Jason Miller , John Sarbanes

Friday - 05/13/2011, 02:51pm EDT

Agency reorganization plan on track for June deadline

OMB's Jeff Zients told Senate lawmakers that his office has held 250 meetings to discuss agency reorganization ideas. Zients also said the lack of funding for e-government programs will slow the advancement of transparency websites.

Tags: Reorganization , E-Government Fund , GPRA , Jeff Zients , Tom Carper , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , technology , management , Open government , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/11/2011, 03:48pm EDT
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CBO to estimate cost of real property proposal

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) said he supports the administration's plan to make it easier to get rid of excess property at civilian agencies.

Tags: management , Darrell Issa , Jeff Zients , Tom Carper , Jeff Denham , Danny Werfel , Doug Elmendorf , CBO , federal real property , BRAC , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/06/2011, 06:57am EDT

OMB sets up real property advisory committee

While Congress works on the law to create a new commission to dispose of excess federal civilian agency property, the Office of Management and Budget is getting a jumpstart on the process.

Tags: management , Jacob Lew , Tom Carper , Jeff Denham , GSA , real property , civilian BRAC , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 12:36pm EDT

DoD to set new path for IT acquisition

The Pentagon will issue new guidance this summer to move the military services away from buying technology in the same way they buy weapons. DoD's challenges are similar across the government, according to a new survey of CIOs. TechAmerica finds in their 21st survey of CIOs that technology managers believe acquisition employees need more expertise in buying IT.

Tags: technology , management , Contracting , Beth McGrath , DoD , TechAmerica , Grant Thornton , Norm Lorentz , Cloud computing , CIO survey , Web 2.0 , TechStat , cybersecurity , Agile development , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 07:58am EDT
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Civilian BRAC gains Hill support

The Obama administration Wednesday sent lawmakers a proposed bill that would create an independent commission to dispose of thousands of pieces of federal property that agencies have designated as excess. The administration also posted online a map showing the locations of more than 7,000 of the properties.

Tags: management , Congress , Jeffrey Zients , Danny Werfel , Jeff Denham , Tom Carper , BRAC , budget , excess property , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 05/04/2011, 10:16am EDT
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