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SSA to upgrade data network under $233M deal

The Social Security Administration awarded CenturyLink a follow-on deal under the Networx telecommunications contract.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , CenturyLink , Networx , telecommunications , Keith BieryGolick

Friday - 06/15/2012, 04:19pm EDT

OMB alumni to suggest revisions to cyber section of A-130

The group will create a white paper with recommendations this summer to modernize the 10-year-old policy. Among the areas they are looking at are continuous monitoring, cloud computing, shared services and the definition of a system. Updating A-130 will help agencies move from a 'checklist' mode to monitoring systems in real time for threats and vulnerabilities, said Frank Reeder, a former OMB official.

Tags: management , Circular A-130 , cybersecurity , Karen Evans , Frank Reeder , Dan Chenok , OMB , technology , NIST , DHS , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , national security systems , Jason Miller , Gail Stone , inspectors general

Friday - 06/01/2012, 05:43am EDT
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Feds' satisfaction with pay dips after two-year freeze

Federal employees were less satisfied with their pay after the two-year pay freeze went into effect in 2010, according to a report by the Partnership for Public Service. Although higher-ranking feds were most satisfied with their pay, the highest-ranking feds those at the SES level had the biggest dip in pay satisfaction over the previous year.

Tags: pay and benefits , workforce , FDIC , NASA , NRC , OPM , EPA , GSA , State , SBA , education , DoT , Labor , TSA

Tuesday - 05/29/2012, 08:00pm EDT

In Depth interviews - May 8

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Chris Van Hollen , Witold Skwierczynski , AFGE , Tom Shoop , GovExec , budget reconciliation

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 01:19am EDT

SSA, AFGE sign off on final contract

After more than two years of tough negotiations, the Social Security Administration and its largest union, The American Federation of Government Employees, have signed off on final contract. The contract includes changes to office travel and vision benefits.

Tags: AFGE , workforce , management , Witold Skwierczynski

Monday - 05/07/2012, 05:27pm EDT

DoD, Social Security aim to speed up wounded warrior benefits

A new project lets SSA disability case processing sites take in DoD electronic medical records originating in multiple locations. That capability went nationwide this week. The centers simply log onto a single DoD website.

Tags: DoD , DoD Report , Federal Drive ,

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 09:41am EDT

Half of federal websites working on mobile strategy

The results of a ForeSee poll also show one-third of the 40 federal websites surveyed already have launched mobile initiatives.

Tags: ForeSee Results , e-government , technology , federal websites , HHS , DHS

Monday - 04/23/2012, 02:47pm EDT

Agencies lay out plans for Open Gov 2.0

Every agency issued updated open government plans, updating progress and detailing new initiatives for the next two years. NASA will change the way it designs and builds its websites. SSA will focus on health IT and putting services online.

Tags: technology , management , cloud computing , open gov , OIRA , NASA , Cass Sunstein , Chris Vein , Michael Astrue , citizen services , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/09/2012, 05:38pm EDT

Legislative changes needed to make bigger dent in improper payments

OMB controller Danny Werfel said the computer matching provisions in the Privacy Act make it harder for agencies to share information that would make stopping or finding waste, fraud and abuse easier. Senate lawmakers agreed they need to update the law to protect information but reduce the complexities.

Tags: management , financial management , Danny Werfel , Tom Coburn , Tom Carper , OMB , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , GAO , HHS , CMS , Recovery audits , improper payments , waste, fraud and abuse , IRS , Tax delinquent contractors , industry , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/29/2012, 05:21am EDT
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Frank Baitman takes over as HHS CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services taps Frank Baitman to be its new chief information officer. He comes to HHS from the Food and Drug Administration where he was an entrepreneur-in-residence.

Tags: Frank Baitman , FDA , HHS , Jason Miller , technology

Friday - 03/09/2012, 04:11pm EST
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