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Federal CIOs are key to Obama's change agenda

President Obama's technology-focused policies stand to infuse chief information officers with more authority and influence.

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Rule requires more reporting of contractors’ past performance

Agencies must document performance evaluations for vendors that win awards off GSA schedules.

Bargain Hunters

The public likes President Obama but reserves the right to worry about the price tag of his goals.

Administration pitches consumer protection overhaul

New agency would have the power to impose fines and refer for criminal prosecution those engaging in unfair, deceptive or abusive acts.

GAO: Agencies need to do more to ensure proper use of contractor award fees

Despite OMB guidance, agencies’ approaches to paying contractors for performance still vary widely.

From Nextgov.com: Advisory panel recommends GSA ax price reduction clause

Group studying Federal Supply Schedules program says vendors should not be obligated to offer government lowest prices.

Open government advocates map out future of citizen governance

Greater citizen participation and more risk-taking among the suggestions offered at technology forum.

Leaders to fight own panel's decision to buy more F-22s

Defense chief has called more funding unnecessary particularly as the Air Force begins to buy F-35 Joint Strike Fighters and relies more heavily on unmanned aerial vehicles.

Stimulus oversight board takes waste and fraud prevention steps

Panel is tackling potential problems on the front end by distributing checklists to agencies awarding Recovery Act contracts.

House passes fiscal 2010 Interior-Environment bill

The $32.3 billion measure matches Obama's request and tops the fiscal 2009 amount by $4.7 billion.