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OMB course corrects 16 IT projects

The administration said its review of 16 of the 26 high-risk technology programs led to one termination, eight programs are scaled back and seven projects have accelerated delivery timetables. OMB said agencies saved or avoided spending $1.3 billion over the life of these 16 projects.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , DHS , Interior , USDA , NARA , high-risk projects , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:41am EST
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Opinion: OMB's WikiLeaks policy 'absurd'

"(P)erhaps the lesson of Wikileaks should be that the open air is less fearsome than we'd thought. That should lead to less secrecy. After all, the only sure defense against leaks is transparency," says Prof. Jeff Jarvis. He joins us to talk about it.

Tags: Federal Drive , Jeff Jarvis , security , transparency , management , WikiLeaks , What Would Google Do? , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 10:08am EST
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GSA's move to the cloud to be closely watched

The agency will implement e-mail in the cloud using Google Apps for Government under an almost $7 million deal with Unisys. Many agencies are paying attention to how GSA implements this technology. GSA's CIO or Unisys could not confirm whether the datacenter is located in the U.S.

Tags: technology , industry , Casey Coleman , Dave McClure , Vivek Kundra , GSA , PV Puvvada , Unisys , Google , Tempus Nova , Acumen Solutions , e-mail-as-a-service , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/06/2010, 07:55am EST
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OMB's tech changes start with new role for CIOs

The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , GSA , OPM , project management , TechStat , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 06:57am EST
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Pay freeze won't save money, cut debt or deficit

Monday's proposal by President Obama to freeze Federal pay for two years has been subject number one on FederalNewsRadio.com the last several days.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Robert Shea , Grant Thornton , pay debate , Barack Obama , management , pay and benefits ,

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 08:26pm EST
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OMB: Changes coming to IT acquisition

WFED's Jason Miller discusses OMB's plans to change IT acquisition and management.

Tags: Vivek Kundra , technology , acquisition , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 04:00pm EST
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Primary focus put on alternative F-35 engine

Is it the little-engine-that-could, or a zombie that can't be killed? The controversial alternative engine for the F-35 fighter jet is back in the news.

Tags: Federal Drive , contracting , F-35 , Joint Strike Fighter project , Congress , alternative engine

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 10:40am EST

Pension, health care programs could be cut next

The Fiscal Commission issued its final set of recommendations detailing several that would affect federal employees. The panel suggested reducing the federal workforce by 200,000 employees over the next five years, changing the FEHB to a defined contribution premium program and several other short term changes.

Tags: management , White House , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R , Paul Posner , Robert Shea , Alice Rivlin , George Mason University , Grant Thornton , budget deficit , pay freeze , spending cuts , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 07:00am EST
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Tech Council praises federal IT reform plans

Prashant Gaur, president of the American Council for Technology, discussed his reactions to OMB's plans to reform IT management.

Tags: Prashant Gaur , American Council for Technology , IT reform , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , technology , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 07:15pm EST
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