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White House gives agencies the lead role in combating ID theft

The White House wants the government to lead a nationwide effort to reduce identity theft and fraud. More secure government credit cards and multi-factor authentication for federal websites dealing with sensitive citizen data are two ways to do that.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , GSA , Treasury , Barack Obama , SANS Institute , Alan Paller , John Pescatore , identity management , HSPD 12 , government charge cards , identity theft , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/17/2014, 04:32pm EDT

White House now thinks smaller is better for cyber bills

Michael Daniel, the White House cyber coordinator, said the administration believes getting cyber legislation through Congress on small pieces is more likely to be successful than in one comprehensive bill. Legislation to update FISMA, to improve information sharing and to expand the workforce all have garnered bi-partisan support.

Tags: Michael Daniel , Tom Carper , technology , Senate Homeland and Governmental Affairs Committee , Frank Cilluffo , The Homeland Security Policy Institute , cybersecurity , workforce , training , Congress , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/10/2014, 04:19am EDT

Justin Sink, White House Correspondent, The Hill Newspaper

President Barack Obama is going it alone for the time being. He's sending military resources to drop bombs and shoot missiles at the Islamic State line in Iraq and Syria. He's working largely without the counsel, much less consent, of Congress. Is there a big vacuum in Washington with Congress gone until after the mid-term elections? Or is there a streamlined operation without too much distraction? Justin Sink, White House correspondent for The Hill Newspaper, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Tom Temin , Congress , DoD , Justin Sink , Hill Newspaper , Federal Drive , Islamic State , Barack Obama

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 11:05am EDT
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White House, GSA welcome Round 3 Innovation Fellows

The White House and the General Services Administration select 27 new Presidential Innovation Fellows to work on "high-impact" projects.

Tags: technology , workforce , Presidential Innovation Fellows , GSA , Shefali Kapadia

Tuesday - 09/16/2014, 10:12am EDT

Obama to nominate new DHS undersecretary for management

Russell Deyo will be nominated to be the Homeland Security Department's next management czar. Danny Marti also is in line to be the next White House Intellectual Property Enforcement Coordinator.

Tags: management , DHS , Russell Deyo , Danny Marti , Barack Obama , people , intellectual property , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/28/2014, 06:15pm EDT

Administration puts contractors on notice about labor law violations

President Barack Obama signed an executive order Thursday creating yet another set of compliance requirements for more than 24,000 companies that work for the government. Vendors will have to certify they have not violated any of the 14 federal labor laws in order to win new contracts.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Barack Obama , labor laws , Mary Beth Bosco , Holland Knight , Trey Hodgkins , Information Technology Alliance for Public Sector , David Madland , Center for American Progress , Eric Crusius , Centre Law Group , workforce , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/01/2014, 05:18am EDT
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Agencies use of renewable energy at all-time high

Agencies released sustainability scorecards showing progress toward green goals. Overall, agencies have exceeded goals and reduced greenhouse gases, pollution and waste and increased renewables.

Tags: OMB , Green government , energy efficiency , sustainability plans , management , Ariel Levin-Waldman

Monday - 07/28/2014, 06:20am EDT

Obama renews initiative helping small fed contractors get paid quickly

President Obama announced Friday that he will renew the QuickPay initative, requiring federal agencies to expedite payments to small business contractors. He also will launch SupplierPay, bringing together 26 large and small companies. SupplierPay builds on the success of QuickPay, and requires committed companies to pay small suppliers faster. It also asks them to support those suppliers' access to low-cost capital.

Tags: QuickPay , SupplierPay , small business , President Obama , contracting

Friday - 07/11/2014, 11:38am EDT

Obama to expand safeguards for transgender workers

The White House is preparing an executive order offering transgender federal workers formal protection from discrimination at work, President Barack Obama announced Monday.

Tags: Barack Obama , workforce , LGBT

Monday - 06/30/2014, 11:52pm EDT
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