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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

Agencies need help on public participation standards, report says -- FCW

08/23/2011

... set forth in the report are now available in StratML format at http://xml.gov/stratml/drybridge/index.htm#AS or, more specifically, http://xml.gov/stratml/carmel/APPOGEwStyle.xml Findings One and Four are closely related to the purposes of ...

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/08/23/fed-agencies-industry-public-participation-standards.aspx

White House expected to appoint Steve VanRoekel as Federal CIO -- FCW

08/04/2011

... from each other, and he strongly advocates use of XML and API to foster collaborative systems. ... He also urged federal IT managers to spend for XML and APIs as broadly as possible. ... “Every piece of data should use XML,” VanRoekel said.

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/08/04/steve-vanroekel-named-as-kundra-replacement-in-report.aspx

Good news, for a change -- FCW

07/29/2011

Well, we’ve dug through the news and picked some stories aimed at lowering your blood ... Drug Enforcement Administration announced the results of a 20-month investigation ... We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

http://fcw.com/blogs/gov-careers/2011/07/good-news-for-a-change.aspx

White House names accountability board members -- FCW

07/28/2011

Tweet ... The Obama administration has chosen the officials it will count on to lead its ... The members, many of them inspectors general, are people who have tried forcefully to ... Warner introduces Senate version of spending tracking bill

http://fcw.com/articles/2011/07/28/white-house-government-accountability-and-transparency-board.aspx

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