Agency News: White House


Obama vs. Romney on cybersecurity

The Republicans and Democrats each target cybersecurity in their platforms, but much of what they're offering sounds very familiar.

Zients claims $4B savings through technology, management improvement

As agencies attempt to follow an executive order urging cost reductions, OMB chief says they've hit early successes with a variety of management and technology changes.

Technology concerns infuse Democratic platform

The Democratic party's platform stresses technology, as both challenge and solution.

Nuclear Regulatory Commission gives tablet PCs a test run

Armed with lessons from other government agencies and strategies from OMB, the NRC is trying on tablets for size -- with some reservations.

Assessing the digital campaign: Obama vs. Romney

As the 2012 presidential race heads into the home stretch, one of the contenders has taken a lead in the smart use of technology -- but both have room to improve.

Senator urges executive order on cybersecurity

In lieu of legislation, the president could boost cybersecurity himself, and at least one lawmaker thinks he should.

Is a paperless government by 2019 too much to ask?

To accomplish the goals laid out in the Obama administration's recent records management directive will take money, IT and employee training -- three things the government is short on these days.

Federal officials push for greater info protection

A proposed rule would obligate contractors to provide protective measures for information provided by or generated for the government.

'Rockstar' innovators descend on Washington

The newly minted Presidential Innovation Fellows will take a half-year to work on projects benefiting all citizens.

Digital government push fuels BYOD adoption

Agencies considering a policy for employees to bring their own devices now have a toolkit as aid.

Obama proposes to extend federal pay freeze until April 2013

The president's plan would grant feds a modest pay raise -- but only under one condition, which might be hard to meet.

OMB demands agencies trim IT for 2014

New guidance requires agencies to propose IT cuts, reinvestments.

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