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Obama releases sequestration report -- FCW


The Obama administration has released its mandated report on how sequestration may be ... In the report and in a conference call with reporters, senior administration ... Currently, 2013 budget planning doesn’t include any sequestration cuts.

House targets cybersecurity, transparency in 2013 continuing resolution -- FCW


Members of the House of Representatives this week are beginning deliberations of a ... Also included in the bill is a provision requiring federal agencies to provide ... This bill is very restricted in its scope, does not contain extensive or ...

Is open government open enough? -- FCW


“Use of open standards, like XML data feeds, would be a major step in the right direction, and even though some agencies have begun to make their live data accessible through early APIs, we think that there is still a long way to go,” ...

OMB unveils accelerated plans for performance management -- FCW


Close this Advertisement ... Tweet ... Amber Corrin ... All information is required to be posted in machine-readable format – primarily XML – but in 2014 agencies will also start posting it in web-display format, according to the guidance.

House passes government charge card checks -- FCW


The bill would require agencies to keep track of all their card holders and the ... It would require approval and the reconciliation of transactions. ... Agencies would have to take "appropriate adverse personnel actions" against employees ...

House passes red tape bill -- FCW


The legislation would stop all new significant federal regulations until the national ... House members approved an amendment that would expand the term “significant ... We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Bill would keep bills to one subject -- FCW


You've seen it countless times: A member of Congress attaches an unrelated measure to ... Each bill shall embrace no more than one subject. ... An appropriations bill shall not contain any general legislation or change of ... Reader comments

Senators opt for automatic referrals, not suspensions -- FCW


Senators back off call for automatic contractor suspensions ... In a new bill on contingency contracting, senators have backed off of earlier demands for ... The referral would also come if a federal official determines that the contractor ...

OMB digital plan goes well beyond mobility -- FCW


Tweet ... The Digital Government Strategy, which calls for making data machine-readable, is now available in open, standard, machine-readable Strategy Markup Language (StratML) format at

House committe approves ban on political info in contract bids -- FCW


Tweet ... Contracting bill would settle debate over including political donations in bids ... That is, would requiring contractors to reveal their political contributions when ... White House officials considered it a transparency measure.

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