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Time to update the federal CIO law?

Sen. Collins asked GAO to study the current roles and responsibilities of these senior technology managers. This would be the third such study from GAO since 1996, but first since 2005. VA's CIO Roger Baker reiterates his call to give CIOs oversight and authority of their IT budget.

Tags: technology , management , Susan Collins , Roger Baker , Vivek Kundra , Valerie Melvin , OMB , VA , DHS , Interior , GAO , technology management , CIO's role , IT reform , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:34am EST
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USPS financial rescue may not stop 'death spiral'

Postmaster General Pat Donahoe said he's ready to announce more RIFs and without legislative help USPS will face insolvency this year. Sen. Susan Collins introduced a bill to help solve some of the challenges the Postal Services faces.

Tags: management , pay and benefits , Susan Collins , Stephen Lynch , Pat Donahoe , Darrell Issa , Dennis Ross , USPS , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , FERS , CSRS , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 07:00am EST
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Senate committee considers contract auditing reform

Improving the performance of federal contract audits is one way a Senate Committee us trying to root out waste, fraud and abuse.

Tags: contracting , management , Claire McCaskill , Patrick Fitzgerald , Scott Brown , Defense Contract Audit Agency , Project on Government Oversight , Nick Schwellenbach , contract audits , contract oversight , Scott Carr

Tuesday - 02/08/2011, 12:56pm EST
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Sen. Voinovich to agencies: Stand up for yourselves

The Republican said lawmakers too often don't understand management, and that impacts agencies' resources, especially around training. Voinovich said feds should be more vocal in explaining their need for support in reforming agency management. Voinovich is retiring after 12 years in the Senate, including the last six as ranking member of the subcommittee that oversees federal workforce issues.

Tags: management , George Voinovich , training , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 07:15am EST
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Bill to require private sector reporting of cyber attacks

The senate is considering a bill that would require all private sector companies to report cyber attacks.

Tags: cyber , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , botnet , cyber attack , Stuxnet , Stuxnet wormm , legislation , homeland security , Nextgov

Thursday - 11/18/2010, 05:19pm EST

DHS management improvements start with acquisition

Deputy Secretary Lute told the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee about how DHS is improving contracting processes. Acquisition is one of three major areas that the department is focusing on to bring integration across all 22 components. Lute said part of her goal is to get off the GAO high-risk list.

Tags: contracting , management , industry , Janet Holl Lute , Daniel Akaka , Cathleen Berrick , DHS , GAO , acquisition processes , Quadrennial Homeland Security Review , financial management , management integration , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/01/2010, 06:58am EDT
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Bill could federalize some private security guards

Eight reports to Congress over the last six years have pointed out numerous shortcomings in the Federal Protective Service. The issues include inadequate training and supervision of contract guards, insufficient staff and budget, and security breaches that have allowed bomb-making materials to be smuggled into supposedly secure buildings. Now, lawmakers say enough is enough, and have introduced legislation designed to modernize and reform the FPS, which is responsible for security in 9,000 federal buildings and courthouses.

Tags: management , FPS , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Daniel Akaka , George Voinovich , building security , Max Cacas

Wednesday - 09/22/2010, 05:03pm EDT
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Lew sets tone for second term as OMB director

Senators praise Lew for experience. Committee plans to vote on his nomination next week. Lew said technology, acquisition reform and performance management are among his top non-budget priorities.

Tags: management , Jack Lew , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , Scott Brown , OMB , State Department , Peter Orszag , privacy , performance management , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/17/2010, 07:26am EDT
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Agencies have plans, now will go green

The White House releases 56 agency sustainability plans showing how the government will meet an assortment of energy efficiency goals. Federal Environmental Executive Michelle Moore said ideas run the gamut from recycling to computer power management. The administration is hosting the GreenGov Symposium in October to help educate and promote agency goals.

Tags: management , Michelle Moore , Tom Carper , White House , Council on Environmental Quality , energy efficiency , sustainability plans , Green government , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/13/2010, 06:24am EDT
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Recovery Board's success inspires others

OMB is using the same data analysis tools to monitor stimulus spending at CMS to reduce their improper payments. Other agencies also are taking advantage of the lessons learned from the creation and operation of the board. Recovery.gov also will receive new features this fall to let citizens track individual projects on their own websites.

Tags: management , contracting , technology , Danny Werfel , Earl Devaney , OMB , RAT Board , DoD , GSA , CMS , Recovery Act , improper payments , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/04/2010, 06:47am EDT
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