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IGs warns of struggles to meet statutory demands -- FCW


Tweet ... IG warns that mandatory audits could strain resources ... Peggy Gustafson, chairwoman of the legislation committee for the Council of ... “Such mandates undermine the ability of [the IGs] to independently set priorities and create ...

Obama officials object to toughened rules on contractors -- FCW


Tweet ... Senate clamps down on contractors in sensitive jobs ... The Obama administration opposes a provision in a Senate appropriations bill that would ... But there should be no opportunity for the private-sector employee to influence the ...

Innovation vs. austerity: Who wins? -- FCW


Tweet ... In a similar vein, as part of the Future First initiative, the administration will focus innovation efforts on cross-cutting technologies that are likely to yield a high return on investment, such as XML and Web services. ... Policy

VanRoekel announces plans to further government innovation -- FCW


Tweet ... That’s even more true of the federal government.” ... VanRoekel said he envisions a set of principles such as “XML First," "Web Services First” and other “firsts" that will inform “how we develop our government’s systems,” he said.

How XBRL and other standards could improve government efficiency -- FCW


These XML-based standards are fine as enablers, but all the supporting pieces have to be there as well, namely: 1) Agencies must require machine- ... It's not enough to have an XML standard that _could_ be used for auditable automated ...

House bill authorizes DHS for the first time since it was created -- FCW


Tweet ... House GOP lawmakers introduce DHS authorization bill ... The Republican chairman of the House Homeland Security Committee wants to authorize ... “This legislation will strengthen the mission of the department, encourage ... Featured

New US transparency plan unveiled for global open government partnership -- FCW


The plan was developed as part of the administration’s commitment to the ... Global open government partnership gets mixed forecasts ... The U.S. NAP is now available in StratML format at

A new House bill would create the 'Center for Contingency Contracting' -- FCW


Tweet ... Bill would set up library for contingency contracting ... The center would be a resource library of reports related to contingency contracting ... The center would host discussions and hold seminars on the unique issues related to ... to undergo major transition in October -- FCW


OPM apologizes for two-day malfunction in system ... Vendors would find it easier to link to the new system because it is an open architecture with XML language and no longer will be operated as part of, Bailey said.

Agencies need help on public participation standards, report says -- FCW


... set forth in the report are now available in StratML format at or, more specifically, Findings One and Four are closely related to the purposes of ...

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