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Agencies setting off into the next data frontier -- procurement

GSA, NASA and NIH are providing agency customers more insight into what they are buying, how they are buying it and what prices they are paying. OFPP plans to launch the Prices Paid Portal later this year. But others say it's not about the data, but the outcomes agencies are trying to achieve.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , GSA , Chris Fornecker , Joanne Woytek , NASA , Rob Coen , NIH , Paul Brubaker , DoD , Karen Pica , OMB , Lesley Field , OFPP , Data transparency , Christina Ho , Treasury , Acquisition Excellence Conference , ACT-IAC

Friday - 03/21/2014, 04:44am EDT

White House calls for major changes to DATA Act

The Office of Management and Budget's markup of the Senate's version of the bill changes language around requiring data standards and how the information should be published. Open government advocates are concerned about OMB's suggestions.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , Mark Warner , DATA Act , Transparency , open government , Hudson Hollister , Data Transparency Coaltion , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/27/2014, 05:31pm EST
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OMB sets new deadlines to improve data on USASpending.gov

Deputy Controller Norman Dong issued a memo to CFOs detailing steps they must take over the next 17 months better track and validate data between agency financial systems and the USASpending.gov portal.

Tags: financial management , OMB , Norman Dong , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 07:00am EDT

USASpending moves to ‘big data cloud'

The General Services Administration is moving its huge database of federal spending information to a big data cloud. The USASpending.gov site will make the move to a platform that can take in federal contract award information from a variety of sources and perform data analytics. The system is based on the Apache Software Foundation's open source Hadoop platform. USASpending lets users search for federal spending information, both prime contracts and subawards, by using simple keyword searches.

Tags: Cloud First Report , GTSI , technology , GSA ,

Friday - 06/01/2012, 01:58pm EDT

New Ethics.gov portal stores WH visitor logs, FEC filings

The White House announced the launch of Ethics.gov, an online portal housing ethics-related data, including White House visitor logs, election filings and lobbying disclosures. The creation of a single, centralized database for lobbying and ethics information was a 2008 campaign promise by then-candidate Obama and follows a string of data-storing sites, such as Data.gov and USASpending.gov.

Tags: Ethics.gov , Data.gov , E-Gov , Gov 2.0 , OGE , technology

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 04:16pm EST

Coburn wants to know why USAspending.gov is delayed

Sen. Tom Coburn is pressing his former legislative partner on the implementation of the Federal Financial Accountability and Transparency Act.

Tags: contracting , Peter Orszag , Tom Coburn , OMB , FFATA

Monday - 03/23/2009, 03:59pm EDT

Agencies to justify not using cloud computing to OMB

FederalNewsRadio has learned budget passback language also calls for alternative analyses for major IT projects in 2012. NASA, DISA are among the agencies out in front in using this technology. Both plan to share what they've learned, and best practices, with other agencies.

Tags: technology , Chris Kemp , Henry Sienkiewicz , NASA , DISA , OMB , GSA , Microsoft , Google , cloud computing , Nebula , race , E-Government Fund

Thursday - 12/10/2009, 07:16am EST
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OMB addressing 'chronic' USASpending.gov issues

Data collected through the Recovery Act will be used as a pilot to obtain subcontract and subaward data from all contracts. The Obama administration says previous attempts failed get subcontract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Peter Orszag , Sen. Tom Coburn , OMB , FFATA

Monday - 05/04/2009, 05:11pm EDT

What data should -- and should not -- move into the cloud

Mark Forman, a partner with KPMG and former Administrator for E-Government and Information Technology at the Office of Management and Budget, explains.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Mark Forman , KPMG , Recovery.gov , FISMA , apps.gov , TIC , cybersecurity , Dorothy Ramienski

Wednesday - 12/09/2009, 05:37pm EST
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