In “The Politics of Abundance: How Technology Can Fix the Budget, Revive the American Dream and Establish Obama’s Legacy,” former Federal Communications Commission Chairman Reed Hundt and National Broadband Plan Director Blair Levin argue that an essential ingredient for improving the debt-to-GDP ratio, which is at the heart of the “fiscal cliff” debate, is economic growth, and technology can provide the necessary catalyst.
Auditors have found that Army officials are neglecting a requirement to seek discounts and price reductions in contracts.
The system for restricting public access to government information is unsuited for the modern age, and prone to both overuse and compromise, say experts. Now, a congressional advisory panel is calling on President Obama to lead an update effort.
Within the bureaucratic language of a recent OMB memo lies a provision that could dramatically alter federal procurement.
The government has been slow to allow wireless networking, largely due to some familiar concerns: Security and reliability. That could be about to change.
Agencies can't hit the target that exists now, making a proposed increase of questionable value at best, according to some small-business advocates.
A draft executive order on cybersecurity eliminates the mandates on the private sector that had been a sticking point in the failed attempt to pass legislation, insiders say.
The new strategic sourcing memo urges another look at enforcing mandatory use of strategic sourcing, bringing new criticism from industry.
Agencies have decreased their reliance on contractors, OMB says. Meanwhile, a new memo creates greater accountability for strategic sourcing.
Scientific research continues at NOAA, but a coming gap in satellite coverage could soon interrupt.
OMB provides guidance on planning for the drastic spending cuts that may be coming soon.
IDC's market forecast identifies technologies that are gaining ground in government, and assesses the spending potential for the year.