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Democrats' platform continues call for 'remaking' of government

The Democratic Party platform, released Tuesday, is short on specifics about the federal workforce, particularly relating to federal pay or the size of the federal workforce. However, the platform does cite President Barack Obama's efforts to pare back overly burdensome regulations and his proposed consolidation of federal agencies. "President Obama and the Democrats are committed to rethinking, reforming, and remaking our government so that it can meet the challenges of our time," the authors of the platform wrote.

Tags: Democratic platform , government reorganization , AFGE , J. David Cox , Jack Moore , Cybersecurity , cybersecurity udpate , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 09/04/2012, 03:58pm EDT

Meeting your cloud computing needs

Latisys CEO Peter Stevenson explains how his company can help your agency or business move to the cloud.
April 3, 2012

Tags: technology , Peter Stevenson , Latisys , Cloud computing , data centers , data collection , compliance , SAS 70 , SSAE 16 , SOC 2 , SOC 3 , FedRAMP , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , ARMATURE

Tuesday - 04/03/2012, 10:28pm EDT
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OMB tells agencies to measure cumulative effects of regs

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs administrator Cass Sunstein sent two memos to agencies telling them to take specific steps to improve and reduce duplication in new and existing rules.

Tags: OMB , OIRA , management , OMBWatch , Katherine McFate , Coalition for Sensible Safeguards , Unified Agenda , Jason Miller , Cass Sunstein

Tuesday - 03/20/2012, 05:33pm EDT

Regulations.gov overhaul aims to provide better access

Regulations.gov has undergone a makeover. The redesigned website, a repository of the regulations issued by the federal government that allows members of the public to view and comment on them, provides a "new look and feel," said Duncan Brown, the Environmental Protection Agency's branch chief for the eRulemaking Program.

Tags: In Depth , EPA , OIRA , Regulations.gov , Duncan Brown , Francis Rose , eRulemaking

Thursday - 03/01/2012, 07:23pm EST
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Wide range of construction to fall under streamlined permitting efforts

Marco Giamberardino, senior director of the Federal and Heavy Construction Division at the Associated General Contractors of America, discusses the administration's efforts to streamline the federal permitting process.

Tags: Marco Giamberardino , Associated General Contractors of America , Barack Obama , Federal Drive

Monday - 01/30/2012, 10:11am EST
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Bill takes federal plain language requirements a step further

Agencies already are under the gun to put their public communications into plain language. A congressman behind the original effort now wants to get rid of government jargon in federal regulations.

Tags: Congress , OMB , Open government , Plain Language Act , OIRA , Cass Sunstein , management , Bruce Braley , rulemaking , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 01/19/2012, 05:17am EST
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DoD wants ethics certifications from vendors

Proposed rule would require companies who bid on Defense contracts to certify that any former DoD officials who work for them are in compliance with post-employment ethics rules.

Tags: DoD , contracting , Industry , Procurement Integrity Act , Federal Register , Jared Serbu

Monday - 06/06/2011, 07:50pm EDT
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