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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

Federal employees owe $1.03 billion in unpaid taxes for fiscal 2010 -- FCW

01/23/2012

Tweet ... Federal employees from across the government owe more than $1.03 billion in ... The rest of the 98,000 feds with unpaid taxes come from across the government, ... Outstanding taxes could soon cost federal employees their jobs.

http://fcw.com/articles/2012/01/23/federal-employees-taxes.aspx

House of Representatives bills, amendments and resolutions to be available in XML formats -- FCW

12/22/2011

House website to provide XML-formatted legislation ... all House bills, amendments and resolutions in XML (Extensible Markup Language) format on a single ... transparency group, referred to the XML formatting of legislative documents is “a ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/12/22/house-xml-legislative-documents.aspx

New proposal reduces federal workforce to save DOD from spending cuts -- FCW

12/21/2011

Bill would cut workforce to avoid first-year sequestration ... A Republican congressman has proposed a new plan that aims to slash 10 percent of the ... The legislation aims to apply the savings to pay for one year of sequestration, for ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/12/21/new-proposal-saves-dod-from-first-year-sequestration.aspx

IGs warns of struggles to meet statutory demands -- FCW

12/06/2011

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 ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/12/06/ig-resources-reprisal-complaint-followup.aspx

Obama officials object to toughened rules on contractors -- FCW

11/14/2011

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 ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/11/14/inherently-governmental-functions-senate-administration.aspx

Innovation vs. austerity: Who wins? -- FCW

11/07/2011

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

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/11/07/editors-note-federal-it-austerity.aspx

VanRoekel announces plans to further government innovation -- FCW

10/27/2011

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.

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/10/27/vanroekel-announces-initiatives.aspx

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