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Bill would keep bills to one subject -- FCW

07/06/2012

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

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/07/06/one-subject-legislation.aspx

Senators opt for automatic referrals, not suspensions -- FCW

06/13/2012

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 ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/06/13/automatic-referral-contracting-legislation.aspx

OMB digital plan goes well beyond mobility -- FCW

05/23/2012

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 http://xml.gov/stratml/drybridge/index.htm#DGS

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/05/23/federal-digital-strategy-steven-vanroekel-todd-park.aspx

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

04/26/2012

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.

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/04/26/political-contributions-contracting-legislation.aspx

Industry coalition promotes federal data standardization, universal identifiers -- FCW

04/16/2012

Tweet ... “There is no way to ensure that federal data is accurate without consistent government‐wide IDs and machine‐readable, nonproprietary formats such as XML (Extensible Markup Language) and XBRL (Extensible Business Reporting Language).

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/04/16/data-coalition.aspx

Women, mentor-proteges, NAICs codes get attention -- FCW

03/23/2012

Tweet ... 5 ways Congress could change small-biz contracting ... The House Small Business Committee has approved five bills aimed at reforming aspects of ... The bill would allow the Small Business Administration to oversee civilian agency ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/03/23/small-business-contracting-reforms-bills.aspx

Senators propose automatic contractor suspensions -- FCW

03/19/2012

Tweet ... Four Democratic senators are advocating an unrelenting crackdown on defense ... Under a new bill, companies would face suspension from their government work for ... She is chairwoman of its contracting oversight subcommittee.

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/03/19/automatic-suspensions-mccaskill-contracting.aspx

More federal websites adopting Drupal for content management -- FCW

03/02/2012

EPA website next to go Drupal; NASA may follow ... http://xml.gov/stratml/drybridge/index.htm#WCM Consistent with section 10 of the GPRA Modernization Act (GPRAMA), those plans should be published in machine-readable format (e.g., StratML).

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/03/02/epa-drupal-nasa.aspx

STOCK Act could turn business analysts to lobbyists -- FCW

02/23/2012

As federal contracting officials begin to warm up to more interaction with industry, ... However, industry groups fear the bill could turn business analysts into lobbyists. ... The administration has said it strong supports the Senate’s bill.

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/02/23/stock-act-business-analyist-lobbyist.aspx

VA readying pilot project for open source and cloud versions of productivity software -- FCW

02/21/2012

... of governments around the world are using, or considering, adoption of the OpenDocument format for documents, which is an Extensible Markup Language (XML) format developed as part of OpenOffice.org, according to an article in Wikipedia.

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/02/21/va-exploring-alternatives-to-microsoft-office-software.aspx

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