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CIOs use 'agile acquisition' to modernize, cut costs

In the world of federal information technology, the buzz is around "agile acquisition". Led by the Office of Management and Budget, agency chief information officers are being asked to build IT modernization in smaller, more modular programs -- and for less money. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas brings the latest from the AFCEA luncheon.

Tags: Max Cacas , Dorobek Insider , AFCEA , agile acquisition , technology

Friday - 10/22/2010, 04:35pm EDT
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OPM shakes up retirement office to improve claims processing

The backlog of claims by federal employees who are retiring is growing larger. OPM said it takes more than 100 days to process a claim. OPM Director John Berry said the agency is increasing the claims processing staff and looking at ways technology can improve the process.

Tags: pay and benefits , technology , John Berry , William Zielinski , Matt Perry , Vivek Kundra , OPM , SSA , Retirement Systems Modernization , retirement benefits processing , Jason Miller , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 03:06pm EDT
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GSA awards 11 spots on first cloud BPA

Vendors still must go through the cybersecurity certification and accreditation process before they can offer these infrastructure services. This is the first award under the federal cloud computing initiative. All of these services will be available through the Apps.gov platform.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , GSA , cloud computing , infrastructure-as-a-service , apps.gov , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 07:15am EDT

D.C. Office of Chief Technology Officer goes ROWE

The DC Office of Chief Technology Officer starts a Results-Only Work Environment, GovLoop and American Progress report.

Tags: Washington, D.C. , CTO , Brian Sivlak , ROWE , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider , management , best practices

Monday - 10/18/2010, 02:06pm EDT

OMB asks agencies for self-assessments

The administration conducts its first set of reviews of the three-to-eight high priority goals each agency set last year. OMB is encouraging agencies to conduct their own reviews in order to keep focus on meeting the objectives. All agency performance information eventually will be made public through a new portal, Performance.gov.

Tags: management , Shelley Metzenbaum , GSA , SSA , PBGC , performance management , Performance.gov , high-priority goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/15/2010, 07:13am EDT
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OMB to post agencies' progress reports

Jason Miller discusses how OMB will soon put a progress report online in the form of a portal called performance.gov.

Tags: progress report , Jason Miller , management , performance goals , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 10/14/2010, 05:25pm EDT
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Agencies not on track for cyber surveillance

A recent report by the Center for Strategic and International Studies shows agencies are behind

Tags: Federal Drive , newscast , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , CSIS

Monday - 10/11/2010, 09:51am EDT

For Fed CIOs and IT vendors, IPv6 checklist time is now

With new guidance from the Office of Management and Budget for federal computer networks regarding IPv6 compliance, what should federal chief information officers and network administrators be doing now to prepare their networks? Some advice from a network expert trying to help both industry and federal officials with the transition.

Tags: technology , IT , IPv6 , Vivek Kundra , University of New Hampshire Interoperability Lab , Tim Winters , Max Cacas

Monday - 10/11/2010, 07:01am EDT

Countdown: Defense finance mess; Feds retiring quicker

This week's three most important Federal news stories, as chosen by Agilex's Bob Otto, and Washington Post "Federal Eye" Ed O'Keefe.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Bob Otto , Ed O'Keefe , Federal News Countdown , Shirley Sherrod , USDA , Tom Vilsack , Gulf Coast oil spill , Ted Kaufman , VA , Vivek Kundra , FDCCI , GAO , DoD , Asif Khan , ERP

Friday - 10/08/2010, 03:33pm EDT
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A plan to get financial management off high risk list

Most of the systems the GAO has put on the high-risk list are customized systems that agencies have created from scratch, but a new model is emerging.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Industry Chatter , David Lucas , GCE Federal , financial management , Danny Werfel

Thursday - 10/07/2010, 08:30pm EDT
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