House pushes spectrum sale
The House overwhelmingly passed legislation that is designed to streamline radio spectrum management and remove obstacles to agencies' ability to move to other wavelengths. The bill creates a Spectrum Relocation Fund that will be seeded by Federal Communications Commission auctions. It will be used to reimburse incumbent federal agencies that are relocated along the radio spectrum as a result of the auction.
Johnson confirmed at OMB
The Senate June 11 confirmed Clay Johnson III to be deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget, a position that holds direct control of the President's Management Agenda. As the deputy director for management, Johnson is responsible for overseeing and bringing better management practices to agencies and programs.
DHS seeks alert system
The Homeland Security Department is putting together a business case for the fiscal 2005 budget that would finance an alert system for the public. Rosita Parks, chief information officer at DHS' Federal Emergency Management Agency, said the agency is taking an inventory of what technology it has and what types of alert systems it could use to warn the public of an emergency.
Air Force taps General Dynamics
The Air Force June 11 awarded General Dynamics Government Systems Corp. the more than $1.9 billion Intelligence Information, Command and Control Equipment and Enhancement contract. The indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity contract will provide worldwide information technology sustainment and technical support.