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DoD to host a performance symposium open to all

500 performance improvement leaders from across the Department of Defense, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, Agencies and activities, and federal government agencies get ready to gather and compare notes, and you're invited! We get details from J. D. Sicilia, the director of the Defense Department's Lean Six Sigma Program Office.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , performance management , J. D. Sicilia , DoD , Lean Six Sigma , OMB , HUD , DoE , NRC , FAA , DHS , Jeffery Zients , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 10:31am EDT
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Part 2: Unique needs, high fees propel increases in agencywide contracts

DHS, VA say they need their own multiple award contracts because they want vendors who are familiar with their processes and requirements. Others say agencies want the "glory" of running large procurements and are unhappy with GSA's fees. GSA is trying to address the perception of poor customer service as a way to bring more agencies into the fold.

Tags: contracting , Ed O'Hare , Soraya Correa , Iris Cooper , Martha Johnson , GSA , DHS , DoD , Jim Williams , Alan Chvotkin , Professional Services Council , Multiple award contracts , GWACs , Alliant , T4 , EAGLE , Ed O

Tuesday - 05/18/2010, 06:50am EDT
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Laptop stolen from VA contractor

Facebook rolling out new security features, House panel to consider cybersecurity overhaul

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , cybersecurity , Facebook , stolen laptop , White House

Friday - 05/14/2010, 08:30am EDT

OMB's Sunstein links records and open government

The Obama Administration believes that one of the major planks of an open and transparent government is the ready access to public information by citizens. One of the top federal officials involved in managing the federal government's rules and regulations says those who maintain the government's paper and electronic records are the "backbone of a transparent and open government."

Tags: management , technology , best practices , NARA , Records Administration Conference , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , OMB , EPA , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Thursday - 05/13/2010, 07:04am EDT
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Agencies finding added value in open government

Several bureaus say transparency and knowledge management initiatives complement each other. Federal Transit Administration using similar approach for open government strategy as it did to create a knowledge management culture.

Tags: management , Susan Camarena , Barbara Pearson , DoT , Treasury , open government , knowledge management

Wednesday - 05/12/2010, 06:57am EDT
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ACT/IAC: VA health IT system needs modernization

Working group chair Ed Meagher says the VA's health IT system is one of the best in the world, but it's also over 30 years old.

Tags: technology , management , health IT , Ed Meagher , ACT , IAC , VistA , daily debrief

Thursday - 05/06/2010, 04:00pm EDT
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VA opens IT training centers to improve awareness

Officials with the Veterans Administration admit there's a well-documented need to better train its IT workers.

Tags: technology , management , cybersecurity , training , Terri Cinnamon , John Oswalt

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 04:21pm EDT
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OMB shifts to real time cybersecurity monitoring

New White House guidance calls for agencies to submit data feeds to OMB's Cyberscope tool. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra hopes the information will give agencies a better idea of vulnerabilities and threats to computer networks. Agencies may have to shift money away from traditional reports to upgrade systems to meet new FISMA requirements.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , Tom Carper , OMB , State , NASA , Justice , DHS , USDA , Treasury , DoD , Alan Paller , FISMA , Real time monitoring , Cyberscope

Thursday - 04/22/2010, 06:57am EDT
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VA's virtual lifetime health record is becoming a reality

The new virtual lifetime electronic records (VLER) will help prevent misplaced paperwork and help providers maintain and offer quality health care to their patients. Dr. Steve Ondra, the senior policy advisor for health affairs at the VA, explains.

Tags: Health IT Day , health IT , technology , Steve Ondra , AFCEA

Thursday - 04/08/2010, 10:30am EDT
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White House ready to reveal identity management plans

OMB will issue a new memo on HSPD-12 in the coming weeks. Agencies are feeling more pressure to meet the secure identity card requirements. Administration is also closer to finalizing new strategy for securing online transactions.

Tags: technology , Paul Grant , Mike Butler , DoD , DoT , SBA , Interagency Smart Card Advisory Board , OMB , CIO Council , Committee on National Security Systems , TechStat , HSPD-12 , Secure identity , Identity, credential and access management , Secure online transactions strategy

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:01am EDT
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