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GSA pushing agencies to reuse, recycle electronics

The General Services Administration plans to have draft governmentwide policies for reusing and recycling used electronics by the end of this fiscal year. Kevin Kampschroer, deputy senior sustainability official for GSA, announced the agency's efforts at the release of the updated national strategy for sustainable electronics.

Tags: GSA , USPS , EPA , DoD , Peace Corps , technology , environment , management , sustainability , Kevin Kampschroer

Monday - 08/04/2014, 06:27pm EDT
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On DoD: DISA data center closures, Defense IT acquisition reform

David Bennett, the agency's Chief Information Officer and Alfred Rivera, the vice director for strategic planning join us to talk about DISA data center consolidation strategy and the path ahead.

Tags: David Bennett , DISA , DoD , technology , On DoD , Alfred Rivera , IT Acquisition Advisory Council , John Weiler

Tuesday - 08/05/2014, 12:12pm EDT
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Massive inconsistencies continue to affect USASpending.gov data

A Government Accountability Office probe of USASpending.gov, the government's awards website, found that while contracting information was generally correct, only 2-to-7 percent of awards listed on the site perfectly matched agency data. GAO recommended better record keeping policies be set by the Office of Management and Budget to avoid inconsistencies.

Tags: OMB , GAO , USASpending.gov , management , awards , transparency , data management , technology , contracting , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Monday - 08/04/2014, 05:19am EDT

SSA nominee seeks to mend labor-management fences

Carolyn Watts Colvin, the nominee to be Social Security Administration commissioner, vowed to Senate lawmakers to soothe turbulent relations between the agency and its labor unions. Colvin also said she plans to tackle troubled IT systems that still run COBOL.

Tags: SSA , Ron Wyden , Carolyn Watts Colvin , AFGE , COBOL , management , technology , Orrin Hatch , Ariel Levin-Waldman , Congress

Friday - 08/01/2014, 04:19am EDT
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Jerry Irvine, CIO and Partner of Prescient Solutions

Federal employees are prime targets for hackers. If not properly secured, the computers and mobile devices they carry could open up their agency's network to malicious attacks. Devices can be especially vulnerable when you're on vacation and it's easy to let your guard down. Jerry Irvine is the chief information officer and a partner of Prescient Solutions. He told Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive what feds should be aware of when they're traveling.

Tags: Jerry Irvine , Prescient Solutions , cybersecurity , hackers , vacation , technology

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 03:58pm EDT
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GSA CIO calls for open source to be considered first

Sonny Hashmi issued a memo requiring agency software developers to look at open source before they consider traditional commercial solutions.

Tags: technology , Sonny Hashmi , GSA , open source , zero based budgeting , innovation , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 04:35pm EDT

Online Chat: Ask the CIO with GSA's Sonny Hashmi

Sonny Hashmi, chief information officer at the General Services Administration, joins Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss everything from mobility to zero-based budgeting and collaboration, among other topics.

Tags: Sonny Hashmi , GSA , CIO , technology , online chat , virtual desktop , zero based budgeting , open data , GSA Labs , open source , innovation

Thursday - 07/31/2014, 11:00am EDT

Social Security's $300M IT project doesn't work

After spending nearly $300 million on a new computer system to handle disability claims, the Social Security Administration still can't get it to work. And officials can't say when it will.

Tags: Social Security Administration , technology , disability claims , McKinsey & Co. , Terrie Gruber

Thursday - 07/24/2014, 03:23am EDT

DHS cyber executive to retire

Larry Zelvin is stepping down as the director of DHS's National Cyber and Communications Integration Center (NCIC) next month after almost 30 years of government service.

Tags: technology , people , Larry Zelvin , Phyllis Schneck , DHS , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/22/2014, 03:26pm EDT

Gunter Waibel and Adam Metallo, Smithsonian Institution

Less than 1 percent of the artifacts at the Smithsonian Institution are on public display. But 3-D printing could help the agency send millions more artifacts to museums and schools around the world. Gunter Waibel is director of the Digitization Program Office, and Adam Metallo is 3-D Program Officer of the Smithsonian Institution. They're both Service to America medal finalists in the Citizen Services category, and explained their pioneering work on In Depth with Francis Rose. View a gallery of all the Sammies finalists.

Tags: Gunter Waibel , Adam Metallo , 3-D printing , technology , Smithsonian Institution , Sammies , Service to America Medals , In Depth

Wednesday - 07/30/2014, 04:16pm EDT
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