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DHS's Duke to retire after 28 years in government

The undersecretary of management has been in her role since June 2008. The White House nominee to replace Duke has not been confirmed by the Senate yet.

Tags: management , Elaine Duke , George Voinovich , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Rafael Borras

Thursday - 03/18/2010, 01:41pm EDT

Number of DHS contractors 'unacceptable'

Sens. Lieberman and Collins want more information on how many contractors DHS has and what type of work they are doing. Agency has asked its components to reevaluate their human capital plans to ensure they have the right mix.

Tags: P&B , contracting , Janet Napolitano , Joseph Lieberman , Richard Spires , Elaine Duke , Clair McCaskill , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , federal workforce , contractor workforce

Wednesday - 02/24/2010, 07:08am EST

Senators want answers about Networx delays

Sens. Lieberman and Collins ask for specific actions seven large agencies are taking to transition to the new telecommunications contract. This is the second letter about the GSA contract since December.

Tags: technology , contracting , Joseph Lieberman , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , OMB , Networx , telecommunications

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:09am EDT

Lawmakers calling for more procurement oversight at White House Summit

Sen. Carl Levin will introduce a bill requiring defense contracts to be reexamined if its cost increase more than 25 percent over its initial estimate.

Tags: contracting , Carl Levin , Joseph Lieberman , John McCain , Janet Napolitano , DoD , DHS , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , White House , White House Summit , acquisition workforce

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 02:15pm EST

Data center proliferation must end, Kundra says

The number of data centers has almost tripled over the past 10 years across government. One estimate is that 80 percent of all these capabilities are underutilized. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says cloud computing is part of the answer to reducing the data center infrastructure.

Tags: contracting , technology , Gary Winkler , Jeff Sorenson , Vivek Kundra , Greg Wilshusen , Diane Watson , Joseph Lieberman , Army , OMB , GSA , GAO , DHS , IAC/ACT , Executive Leadership Conference , data center , APCs , cybersecurity

Wednesday - 10/28/2009, 06:54am EDT
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PASS ID better than REAL ID?

Homeland Security Secretary Janet Napolitano and representatives from the National Governors Association pushed hard for the new plan they say would meet the recommendations of the 9/11 Commission and save states big money along the way.

Tags: Max Cacas , technology , Senate Homeland Security & Governmental Affairs Co , Joseph Lieberman , Daniel Akaka , REAL ID , PASS ID , Secretary Janet Napolitano , DHS

Thursday - 07/16/2009, 07:12am EDT
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OMB's Zients stakes out acquisition reform plans

The deputy director for management tells lawmakers the government will save $40 billion over the next two years. Zients also wants agencies to grow the acquisition workforce by five percent over the next few years. Lawmakers express some reservations about OMB's plans.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Claire McCaskill , Tom Coburn , OMB , OFPP , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs , Contracting Oversight , acquisition workforce , A-76 , Inherently governmental , insourcing

Thursday - 10/29/2009, 06:40am EDT
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House committee cancels Networx hearing

Oversight and Government Reform Committee was to have heard from GSA, Interagency Management Council and the five vendors. But lawmakers are attending Dorothy Height's funeral.

Tags: technology , contracting , Diane Watson , Martha Johnson , Sonny Bhagowalia , Joseph Lieberman , GSA , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Interior , OMB , Networx , telecommunications , FTS2001

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 02:55pm EDT

Lieberman calls for more staff at OMB

The Senator writes to Appropriations Committee members asking for money to increase the number of employees for the e-government and procurement offices at OMB. Lieberman also wants to combine the White House's requests for e-government and IT pilot projects.

Tags: management , technology , Joseph Lieberman , Dick Durbin , OMB , Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs Co , OFPP , 2011 budget , E-Government Fund , acquisition workforce

Monday - 03/29/2010, 02:47pm EDT
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