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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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Long Term Consequences and Government Policy

Understanding the long term consequences for government policy is not a regular part of the federal diet, but it should be.

Tags: Lurita Doan , GSA , telework , OMB , OPM , Service Disabled veterans , economic stimulus , small business , federal contracting ,

Monday - 02/15/2010, 10:48am EST
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VA sets rules for set-aside program

Final regulation applies to all agencies for determining eligibility of veteran-owned and service-disabled veteran-owned small businesses. Agencies spent almost $20 billion with these firms in 2008.

Tags: contracting , SBA , GAO , Veteran-owned small business , Service-disabled veteran owned small business , Small business contracting

Monday - 02/08/2010, 04:50pm EST

VA's Lifeline reaching suicides before they happen

VA's suicide prevention services make a difference. Veterans who used healthcare from the Department of Veterans Affairs were less likely to commit suicide. What is VA doing right?

Tags: mental health , suicide , PTSD , Tammy Duckworth , mngt , best practices

Friday - 01/15/2010, 10:08am EST
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VA to implement SAVE award winner's idea over the next year

White House now eyes good ideas from industry. OMB also tells agencies to apply other contest suggestions within their agencies, including electronic pay stubs. President Obama says SAVE award will be an annual contest.

Tags: mngt , Barack Obama , Nancy Fichtner , Peter Orszag , Katie Roberts , White House , OMB , GSA , SAVE award

Tuesday - 12/22/2009, 07:01am EST
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