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What does finalized FedRAMP plan mean for industry?

Jennifer Kerber, the vice president of homeland security at TechAmerica, an industry group representing technology contractors, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss the finalized FedRAMP and what it means for industry.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , cloud computing , cybersecurity , technology , Steven VanRoekel , industry

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 07:11pm EST
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Labor sets disabled worker hiring goal for contractors

The Labor Department is proposing a rule to mandate that seven percent of federal contractors' workforce is people with disabilities.

Tags: Labor , workforce , hiring , disabilities , Patricia Shiu , Trey Hodgkins , industry

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 12:35pm EST

Supercommittee's failure to reach deal brings range of reactions

The administration, lawmakers and others are sounding off on the failure of the supercommittee to reach a deal for cutting more than $1 trillion from the deficit. Facing automatic, across-the-board cuts half from defense and half from civilian agencies, beginning in 2013 the consensus now seems to be Congress should work to come up with an alternative deficit-reduction plan.

Tags: Congress , House , Senate , budget , supercommittee , deficit reduction , DoD , Leon Panetta , Barack Obama , sequestration , FMA , Patricia Niehaus , Jack Moore

Tuesday - 11/22/2011, 06:38am EST

Repeal of contractor tax is 'common sense approach'

Trey Hodgkins, senior vice president for procurement policy at industry group TechAmerica, said the repeal of a 3 percent withholding tax is good news for government contractors.

Tags: Trey Hodgkins , technology , contracting , In Depth , acquisition

Monday - 11/14/2011, 05:35pm EST
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Analysis: Prioritizing key to VanRoekel's future success

Dan Mintz, former Transportation Department CIO, found much to like in Steven VanRoekel's first major speech.

Tags: Dan Mintz , Powertek , Steven VanRoekel , CIO , In Depth , Future First , OMB , technology , IT , cybersecurity , crowdsourcing , policy , management

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 04:37pm EDT
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Federal CIO VanRoekel details his 'first' priorities

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants the government to move toward a share-first policy where agencies share IT before buying new. He also introduced his "Future First" initiative to standardize technology development and adoption across the government. This was VanRoekel's first major policy speech since taking over as CIO in August.

Tags: technology , policy , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , cloud computing , cybersecurity , mobile computing , Future First , entrepreneur-in-residence , Tech Fellows , citizen services , PARC , Jason Miller , FedRAMP

Wednesday - 10/26/2011, 03:05pm EDT
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CBO finds cancelling vendor withholding would increase deficit

The bill to repeal a requirement that governments withhold some payments to vendors would add more than $11 billion to the deficit, according the Congressional Budget Office. A key House committee has already passed the bill.

Tags: CBO , acquisition policy , contracting , House Ways and Means Committee , Ruben Gomez , Dave Camp , Olga Grkavac , industry , withholding fee , Congress

Tuesday - 10/18/2011, 05:21pm EDT

GSA's Johnson wants more customer intimacy

New administrator details how GSA can increase its support of its customer agencies and therefore increase the agency's sales. Johnson wants GSA to be the "big engine that will" through innovation and having a better understanding of how it can meet its customers' missions.

Tags: contracting , mngt , Martha Johnson , GSA , customer service , Assisted acquisition services

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 07:12am EDT
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SSA data backup still 6 months away

The Social Security Administration has no way to back up its data, and it's still six months away from bringing its initial backup online.

Tags: technology , Michael Astrue , SSA , Data backup , Online services

Tuesday - 02/24/2009, 06:39pm EST
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