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Data at the heart of OMB's latest office space reduction goals

Over the last two years, agencies have done a better job collecting information about their real property holdings. The Office of Management and Budget hopes that now can lead the government to better decision making. But Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation to add "more teeth" to the government's property disposal process.

Tags: Freeze the Footprint , real property , real estate , real property disposal , OMB , GSA , David Mader , John Mica , Congress , House , Kenyattah Robinson , Jones Lang LaSalle , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:51pm EDT
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Federal CIO Scott to pilot IT initiatives toward smooth landings

Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.

Tags: Tony Scott , technology , OMB , Richard McKinney , Joyce Hunter , USDA , Transportation Department , cloud computing , workforce , training , digital services , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:22am EDT
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Intel community's MUG tackling enterprise IT adoption

Al Tarasiuk, the intelligence community's chief information officer, said the Intelligence Community IT Enterprise (ICITE) program is less about technology and more about getting widespread buy-in from the analysts and collectors.

Tags: technology , Intelligence Community , Al Tarasiuk , cloud computing , workforce , ICITE , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:16am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A five-year plan with specific targets for more cuts to your agency's office space is at the center of a new memo from the Office of Management and Budget. OMB released a strategy detailing how agencies shouldn't just freeze their footprints. Making them smaller and more efficient is the new priority. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about OMB's new Reduce the Footprint policy.

Tags: Jason Miller , OMB , Freeze the Footprint , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 04:44pm EDT
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OMB targets further federal office space reductions

David Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will issue a memo today requiring agencies to set an annual square foot reduction target and to adopt space design standards for future office space. The Reduce the Footprint memo builds on the 2013 Freeze the Footprint policy that saw a reduction of more than 20 million square feet of office space.

Tags: management , real property , federal buildings , OMB , Dave Mader , GSA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Freeze the Footprint , Reduce the Footprint , office space , exclusive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 06:00am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget is putting federal office space and excess property in to a deeper freeze. And maybe trimming it a little bit. Two years after issuing the "Freeze the Footprint" policy, OMB will issue a follow-on memo today requiring civilian agencies and the Defense Department to develop a plan to reduce their real property footprints over the next five years. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to review OMB's new downsizing initiative.

Tags: Jason Miller , Dave Mader , OMB , Freeze the Footprint , Reduce the Footprint , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 08:38am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Tony Scott has learned at least one thing in his nearly two months as the federal chief information officer: Starting initiatives means little unless you can get them to the finish line. Scott, a pilot, makes the analogy to flying a plane. Taking off might be the fun part, but you've got to land at some point. Federal News Radio's executive editor Jason Miller covered Scott's first speech as federal CIO. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details on how Scott plans to pilot federal IT over the next two years.

Tags: Jason Miller , Federal Drive

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 05:42am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Small businesses could soon compete for contracts in more industries, according to a new bill from House Small Business Committee Chairman Steve Chabot (R-Ohio). He introduces the Small Contractors Improve Competition Act. It's looking at industries that don't do much government business and ways to attract those small businesses to compete. It also sets an annual small business goal for each agency. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the bill and how it could impact your agency.

Tags: In Depth , Jason Miller , small business contracting goals , Small Business Administration

Monday - 03/23/2015, 04:28pm EDT
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Rep. Chabot takes new approach to increasing small business contracting

A new bill from the House Small Business Committee chairman would require SBA to develop a new methodology to measure how effective agencies are in ensuring small firms receive prime and subcontracts awards.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , small business , Congress , House Small Business Committee , Steve Chabot , SBA , reverse auctions , contract bundling , small business contracting goals , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/20/2015, 05:36pm EDT

VA disputes House lawmaker's claim of nation state attack

Rep. Jackie Walorski (R-Ind.) said the Veterans Affairs Department fell victim to another breach by a nation state in September 2014, putting veterans' data at risk. But VA CIO Steph Warren said internal and external reviews found no evidence of a breach.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , Jackie Walorski , Tim Huelskamp , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 04:25pm EDT
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