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Asian Americans get boost from White House

Several agencies have released plans to improve Asian Americans and Pacific Islander access to government jobs and services. The programs address an Executive Order requiring agencies to examine how they serve this population.

Tags: management , contracting , Asian American and Pacific Islanders , Arne Duncan , Gary Locke , Kiran Ahuja , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 03:33pm EST

Chief Executive orders review of outdated regulations

In an effort "to root out regulations that conflict, that are not worth the cost, or that are just plain dumb," the President has signed an Executive Order requiring agencies to submit a plan to review existing regulations to ensure they are not burdensome. The mandate also details five steps agencies must take to improve their regulatory process. The White House wants better coordination among agencies when writing new rules.

Tags: management , Barack Obama , Cass Sunstein , OIRA , executive order , Regulations.gov , regulatory reform , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 12:18pm EST

Watchdog for Afghanistan reconstruction resigns

Ret. Major General Arnold Fields has submitted his resignation, the White House announced Monday.

Tags: SIGAR , Arnold Fields , Afghanistan , Oversight , accountability , management , Jolie Lee

Monday - 01/10/2011, 08:08pm EST

Bill would make deficit commission proposals law

Rep. Kevin Brady (R-Texas) introduces legislation to cut the federal workforce by 10 percent and freeze federal pay for an additional year. The bill includes a host of suggestions to cut spending from both the commission and from the Obama and Bush administrations. Brady said collecting unpaid taxes from federal employees could result in $3 billion.

Tags: management , Kevin Brady , DoD , Justice , IRS , federal spending , budget deficit , National Commission on Fiscal Responsibility and R , Jason Miller

Monday - 01/10/2011, 02:57pm EST

White House to create office for cyber strategy

White House Security Coordinator Howard Schmidt outlines the administration's plan for the new cybersecurity office.

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , Technology , Howard Schmidt , Dorobek Insider

Friday - 01/07/2011, 03:22pm EST
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Ecard from "White House" actually malware

Did you receive an e-holiday card from the White House? Well, it wasn't from the White House, and it wasn't just an ecard

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Update , E-Card , espionage malware

Tuesday - 01/04/2011, 08:30am EST

Cyber reform axed from defense spending bill

Gov Info Security reports that measures to create an Office of Cyber were eliminated from the defense spending bill.

Tags: cyberersecurity update , Technology , Dorobek Insider , Gov Info Security , Congress , Defense Authorization Bill , DoD

Friday - 12/17/2010, 03:01pm EST

Tree lighting, Caps game to tie up D.C. traffic

Both 15th and 17th streets will have parking restrictions and will be closed part of Thursday.

Tags: National Christmas Tree , National Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony , D.C. Department of Transportation , DDOT , Adam Tuss , Colleen Kelleher , Bob Marbourg

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 07:38am EST

NIST, DHS to partner with financial industry on cybersecurity

The agencies sign a MOU to work more closely on research and development on new technologies to protect the financial services sector's critical infrastructure. This agreement follows a pilot DHS and DoD have been working on to share threat information.

Tags: Technology , industry , Aneesh Chopra , Howard Schimdt , Office of Science and Technology Policy , DHS , DoD , NIST , financial services sector , Cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 01:13pm EST
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