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New veteran, disability hiring goals won't be quotas, Labor Dept. says

New regulations from the Labor Department spell out specific benchmarks federal contractors will be expected to meet regarding the hiring of veterans and people with disabilities. But Patricia Shiu, director of the Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs (OFCCP), tells Federal News Radio the new benchmarks are not quotas. Still, some contractor groups are viewing the new rules with skepticism.

Tags: Labor , hiring , disabilty hiring , veteran hiring , Patricia Shiu , Brian Turmail , Associated General Contractors of America

Monday - 09/02/2013, 06:33pm EDT
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USPS augments computer network to handle ever-expanding services

The Postal Service hired AT&T under two contracts worth a combined $53.5 million to improve the bandwidth and cybersecurity of back-end infrastructure. AT&T will provide MTIPS under the Trusted Internet Connections initiative.

Tags: Stacy Schwartz , AT&T , Managed Trusted Internet Protocol Services , MTIPS , USPS , technology , Jason Miller ,

Tuesday - 09/03/2013, 08:28pm EDT
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New rules set veteran, disability hiring benchmarks for federal contractors

The Labor Department unveiled two final rules Tuesday requiring federal contractors to establish clear-cut annual benchmarks for hiring veterans and people with disabilities.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , hiring , veteran hiring , disability hiring , Labor , Tom Perez

Tuesday - 08/27/2013, 07:12pm EDT

Ballmer's exit from Microsoft marks the end of an era

CEO Steve Ballmer's exit from Microsoft feels like an end of the PC revolution era, Tom Temin writes. Though investors and a good many insiders feel it's past time for new leadership for Microsoft, don't shed a tear for Ballmer. Many of the tech rock stars of prior generations have moved on and made way for Apple, Google and Amazon.

Tags: technology , people , Steve Ballmer , Tom Temin , mobile

Wednesday - 08/28/2013, 11:33am EDT

Agency-level protest of GSA's OASIS contract moves forward

GSA's protest official denies the general counsel's claim that Aljucar, Anvil-Incus & Co. doesn't have standing and is not an interested party. Oral arguments are set for Aug. 29.

Tags: contracting , bid protest , GSA , OASIS , Aljucar, Anvil-Incus and Company , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 02:10pm EDT

USPS chooses vendor to take identity management to the cloud

SecureKey Technologies will build a portal in the cloud to handle the identity management process and connect one username or password or digital certificate to many services. The contract is worth $15.1 million over three years.

Tags: technology , identity management , cloud computing , USPS , Naomi Lefkovitz , NIST , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace , SecureKey Technologies , contracting , Federal Cloud Credential Exchange , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 08:29pm EDT

DHS pitches cyber projects to Silicon Valley, eyes commercialization

Eight cutting-edge technologies developed by the government are being shown off this week to venture capitalists and investors in Silicon Valley, with the hope of attracting someone to take the applications to market.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Michael Pozmantier , research and development , Energy Department , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/21/2013, 05:48am EDT
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NASA, industry helped cook up the final RFP for SEWP V

The space agency releases the solicitation for the next version of the $10 billion IT hardware and services contract. Proposals are due in about eight weeks.

Tags: contracting , acquisition , NASA , Joanne Woytek , SEWP , SEWP 5 , Multiple award contract , technology , In Depth , Francis Rose , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 08/20/2013, 03:41pm EDT

DHS to standardize cyber protections through new contract

DHS awards 17 vendors a spot on the continuous diagnostics and mitigation contract. Agencies can now access a common set of tools and services to improve how they monitor and secure their computer networks.

Tags: DHS , GSA , Continuous monitoring , cybersecurity , technology , contracting , John Streufert , Jason Miller , acquistion , SANS Institute

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 11:51am EDT
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DoD vet Dave Wennergren heads to CACI

CACI International Inc. appointed David Wennergren, DoD's former assistant deputy chief management officer, as vice president of the company's Enterprise Technologies and Services business group.

Tags: David Wennergren , DoD , CACI , Navy , people , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 08/13/2013, 04:58pm EDT
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