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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

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

10/25/2011

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 ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/10/24/comment-w-david-stephenson-data-standards.aspx

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

10/07/2011

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

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/10/07/house-gop-lawmakers-introduce-dhs-authorization-bill.aspx

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

09/20/2011

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

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/09/20/white-house-transparency-goals-global-partnership.aspx

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

09/14/2011

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 ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/09/14/ig-for-contingency-contracting-resource-center-tierney.aspx

USAJOBS.gov to undergo major transition in October -- FCW

08/31/2011

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

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/08/31/opm-to-debut-revamped-usajobs-website-in-october.aspx

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