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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

Chopra's final good-bye heats up when the conversation turns to federal workers and innovation -- FCW

02/08/2012

Close this Advertisement ... Tweet ... Chopra defends tech policy impact on federal workers ... The Open Innovator's Toolkit is now available in open, standard, machine-readable StratML format at http://xml.gov/stratml/drybridge/index.htm#OIT

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/02/08/chopra-defends-tech-policy-impact-on-federal-workers.aspx

Small business legislation continues to come from House -- FCW

02/02/2012

House members introduce flood of small-business legislation ... Small business advocates in the House continue to introduce bills in support of small ... The latest bill would bring into the light the process by which agencies insource work ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/02/02/small-business-legislation-house.aspx

OMB seeks comments on Shared IT Strategy -- FCW

01/31/2012

Tweet ... Released Dec. 8, the shared first plan provides federal agencies with guidance in the ... The Shared IT Strategy is now available in open, standard, machine-readable format at http://xml.gov/stratml/drybridge/index.htm#FITSSS

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/31/omb-citizen-input-shared-it-strategy.aspx

New bill says, Miss small business contractor goal, get budget cut -- FCW

01/25/2012

Tweet ... Agencies that miss small-biz goals could face penalties ... Under a new bill, a department that misses a set goal to contract with small ... He said his bill would “ensure that Washington lives up to its promise to foster an ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/25/small-business-goal-reduced-budget-penalty.aspx

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