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Innovation Fellows combine new, old technologies

The White House chose nine projects for the second round of the innovation fellows program, including the 21st century Financial Systems project. This program hopes to simplify current accounting methods and minimize cost inefficiencies. Other PIF projects look to create platforms for sharing ideas within and between agencies.

Tags: financial management , managment , technology , Cogan Schneier , Presidential Innovation Fellows

Tuesday - 06/25/2013, 04:31pm EDT

White House to SES: No Presidential Rank Awards bonus money in 2013

The administration has suspended the monetary part of the program because of budget reductions. OPM will continue to accept nominations through Friday, however.

Tags: management , SES , Jason Miller , pay and benefits

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 02:24pm EDT

Agencies improving security of IT networks slowly, but surely

The White House released updated progress report on the cross-agency cybersecurity goals and found most agencies improved. The administration said more agencies are using smart cards to log onto their networks and more are implementing continuous monitoring.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , OMB , Andy Ozment , cross-agency goals , HSPD-12 , TIC , continuous monitoring , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 06/10/2013, 05:26am EDT
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SESers honored for distinguished service, saving $94B in 2012

Each year, the Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards honor members of the Senior Executive Service for their accomplishments. But this year, one very important group of federal employees was left out. Carol Bonosaro, president of the Senior Executives Association, said she's frustrated that this year's event included no winners from the intelligence community because the White House has yet to approve their nominations. An ODNI official said intelligence community winners will be announced soon.

Tags: workforce , management , Senior Executive Service , ODNI , James Clapper , Senior Executives Assocation , Carol Bonosaro , Presidential Distinguished Rank Awards , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/26/2013, 05:40am EDT
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House approves FISMA modernization bill, two other cyber bills

An update to the Federal Information Security Management Act and the Cybersecurity Enhancement Act of 2013 passed through the House Tuesday night. The Cybersecurity Information Sharing and Protection Act also passed, but faces a veto threat because of concerns over data protection.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , congress , Darrell Issa , Gerry Connolly , FISMA , information sharing , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/17/2013, 05:23am EDT

White House pushes $2B increase in IT spending

The White House asked Congress for a $2 billion increase in federal technology funding for fiscal 2014. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said there is broad recognition that the time to invest in IT is now because of the long-term savings and benefits it can bring.

Tags: technology , budget , 2014 budget , OMB , IT spending , Steven VanRoekel , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 01:03pm EDT
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Obama to return 5 percent of salary as tribute to furloughed feds

A White House official says President Barack Obama will return part of his salary each month for the rest of the year, to the tune of $20,000.

Tags: sequestration , Barack Obama , salary

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 09:42am EDT

Obama to release 2014 budget proposal on April 10

Under the law, the President was supposed to submit a budget by Feb. 4. White House aides said deliberations over spending and sequestration in the past few months delayed the release of Obama's blueprint.

Tags: 2014 budget , congress , Barack Obama ,

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 05:21pm EDT
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