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Monday morning federal headlines - Oct. 3

The Morning Federal Newscast is a daily compilation of the stories you hear Federal Drive hosts Tom Temin and Amy Morris discuss throughout the show each day. The Newscast is designed to give FederalNewsRadio.com users more information about the stories you hear on the air.

Tags: Federal Drive , Federal Drive newscast , Tom Temin , Amy Morris , FAA , NARA , Washington monument , Census

Monday - 10/03/2011, 08:33am EDT

Phil Bond to leave TechAmerica, start lobbying firm

The industry association names Daniel Varroney as its interim CEO. Bond will work on technology issues with T.J. Petrizzo.

Tags: industry , people , Phil Bond , daniel varroney , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/03/2011, 06:41am EDT

Stiffest ever hacker sentence handed down

GAO to release FDCC and TIC audits, TechAmerica spent $378,000 in 4Q lobbying, NIPRNET to get Web 2.0 guidance

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , hacker , NIPRNET , FDCC , TIC ,

Monday - 03/29/2010, 08:21am EDT

DHS ready to test Einstein 3

Cybersecurity concerns grow for federal CIOs

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Einstein 3 , CIO ,

Wednesday - 03/24/2010, 08:30am EDT

Senate committee approves DHS hiring freeze in reauthorization bill

The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee voted to hold the number of federal employees stable for the foreseeable future. Sen. Joseph Lieberman (I-Conn.) said he also wants to look at the size of the agency's contractor workforce as well. The freeze was approved in the committee's first-ever DHS reauthorization bill.

Tags: management , workforce , DHS , Susan Collins , Joseph Lieberman , Rand Paul , Claire McCaskill , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , contracting , acquisition , Rafael Borras , Jason Miller , senate homeland security and governmental affairs , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 06:07am EDT
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OFPP's Gordon not stymied by bumps in the road to acquisition reform

Despite pushback on some issues by industry, Dan Gordon listens to input from all sides as the Office of Federal Procurement Policy continues to follow its own path to reform the acquisition process. The OFPP administrator said his office is close to issuing new guidance around business cases for multiple award contracts and a final rule redefining inherently governmental jobs.

Tags: contracting , industry , Dan Gordon , OFPP , Trey Hodgkins , insourcing , outsourcing , acquisition policy , acquisition regulations , FAR Council , interim rules , inherently governmental , Multiple award contracts , office supplies bpa , mythbusting campaign , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/20/2011, 07:29am EDT
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What states can teach agencies about cloud computing

State governments, just like the federal government, are looking for ways to do things better, faster, and cheaper. Michael Kerr, senior director of state and local government for Tech America, says one of these areas is cloud computing. “We are seeing states taking the lead on the application and implementation of certain concepts and technologies, [...]

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Sunday - 11/21/2010, 03:06pm EST
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Agencies raise questions about cloud computing

It seems like everywhere Federal News Radio goes, people are talking about the cloud. Experts at TechAmerica’s 2010 IdentEvent questioned whether moving all agencies to the cloud is possible in the short term. This on the heels of GSA issuing its draft requirements for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP). Those sitting on [...]

Tags: cloud computing , IdentEvent

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 05:48pm EST
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Agencies must cut service contracting by 15 percent

OMB will tell agencies to focus on management support service contracts and reduce spending by $6 billion. OMB said contracting for management support services grew at a faster rate than other types of contracting. The initiative is part of the administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.

Tags: contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OFPP , OMB , service contracting , management support services , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller , Richard Ginman , Commerce , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , Professional Services Council , DoD

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:20pm EDT
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