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Virtualization: What is it and can it work for your agency?

Aileen Black, vice president for the Public Sector for VMware, answers your questions about virtualization.
September 20, 2011

Tags: technology , Aileen Black , VMware , Virtualization , vm world , information technology , data storage , data management , MeriTalk , data security , data loss , hardware security , fortune 100 , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 09/20/2011, 09:39pm EDT
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Unions push back against deficit commission

Federal employee and management groups sent a letter to President Obama urging him to reject proposals to cut workforce benefits made by the Deficit Commission. The letter comes on the heels of a new bill to codify many of the commission's recommendations.

Tags: pay and benefits , hiring , retirement , Commission on Deficit Reduction and Fiscal Respons , NTEU , Colleen Kelley , Meg Beasley

Thursday - 01/13/2011, 07:33pm EST

OMB in search of more money saving ideas

The White House today launched the 2011 version of the SAVE award. Employees can submit ideas starting through July 29. Over the past two years, feds offered more than 56,000 potential money-saving ideas.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , OMB , SAVE award , Bureau of Prisons , VA , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 06:47pm EDT
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Buyouts, furloughs among budget cut options

HHS and ATF are among the agencies preparing for a much lower budget in 2012 and beyond. Officials said short-term savings have been found, so now they must consider cuts to everything from real estate to personnel to non-critical functions.

Tags: pay and benefits , technology , Denise Wells , Rick Holgate , HHS , ATF , Senior Executives Association , buyouts , furloughs , electronic records management , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/17/2011, 07:22am EDT
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Carper wants to know plans for open gov sites

The Delaware Democratic senator wrote a letter to federal CIO Vivek Kundra asking for more details about which transparency websites will continue and which will go dark. Congress reduced the E-Government Fund by 76 percent in 2011forcing some near-term decisions.

Tags: technology , Tom Carper , Vivek Kundra , Darrell Issa , OMB , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , E-Government Fund , transparency , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/22/2011, 03:41pm EDT

Decision science: What is it and how can it make your job easier?

George Washington University Professor Ernest Forman will explain the historical applications of decision science, and how it can be used today.
April 19, 2011

Tags: technology , decision science , Expert Choice , Ernest Forman , George Washington University , Josh Lehrer , cloud computing , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , Armature Corp

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 09:37pm EDT
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White House delays release of 2013 budget

Tags: budget , Jacob Lew , OMB , FY 2012

Monday - 01/23/2012, 03:57pm EST

SSA facing potential budget cuts, IT delays

Agency officials say the House's proposed budget could mean furloughs and layoffs. Reduced funding also could slow the construction of SSA's new data center. Officials say the current computer center poses a high risk for outages that would impact critical operations.

Tags: management , technology , SSA , GSA , House Ways and Means Committee , furloughs , national computer center , AFGE , Patrick O'Carroll , Kelly Croft , David Foley , Witold Skwierczynski , Meg Beasley

Tuesday - 02/22/2011, 08:02am EST
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Coburn: DoD must follow the money

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) asked DoD officials to be audit ready in anticipation of budget cuts. GAO has not been able to form an auditable opinion of them in over a decade.

Tags: DoD , management , Tom Coburn , GAO , financial management , John Buckner

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 01:43pm EST

FY 2012 budget readied for Valentine's Day release

President Barack Obama is expected to submit his budget request for fiscal 2012 on Valentines Day. Already there's not much love lost between the parties. Republicans want to cut $55 billion from the budget. The president's new chief of staff is asking "where's the beef?"

Tags: newsstand , budget , Mitch McConnell , John Boehner

Monday - 01/31/2011, 10:22am EST
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