Government Executive - Authors - Brian Kalishhttp://www.govexec.com/voices/brian-kalish/2462/en-usTue, 08 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500Some tax preparers continue to resist the IRS e-filing systemhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/03/some-tax-preparers-continue-to-resist-the-irs-e-filing-system/33489/Agency’s target is for 80 percent of returns to be filed electronically.Brian KalishTue, 08 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/03/some-tax-preparers-continue-to-resist-the-irs-e-filing-system/33489/OversightGSA strives to be ‘green proving ground’ for net-zero energy usehttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/03/gsa-strives-to-be-green-proving-ground-for-net-zero-energy-use/33475/Agency wants to serve as model of what works in creating sustainable facilities, senior official tells Nextgov .Brian KalishMon, 07 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/03/gsa-strives-to-be-green-proving-ground-for-net-zero-energy-use/33475/OversightFrom Nextgov: GSA to stop funding D.C.-area private telework centershttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2011/03/from-nextgov-gsa-to-stop-funding-dc-area-private-telework-centers/33446/Funds for 13 private telework centers will terminate at the end of March.Brian KalishWed, 02 Mar 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2011/03/from-nextgov-gsa-to-stop-funding-dc-area-private-telework-centers/33446/Pay & BenefitsFrom Nextgov.com: FEMA will use social media through all stages of a disasterhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2011/02/from-nextgovcom-fema-will-use-social-media-through-all-stages-of-a-disaster/33267/Administrator Craig Fugate says agency tracks events through hash tags to plan its response and keep the public informed.Brian KalishTue, 08 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2011/02/from-nextgovcom-fema-will-use-social-media-through-all-stages-of-a-disaster/33267/DefenseFrom Nextgov.com: Agencies face challenges in delivering open government, report sayshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/02/from-nextgovcom-agencies-face-challenges-in-delivering-open-government-report-says/33222/Outdated website software, privacy worries and a shortage of funding have delayed implementation of President Obama’s initiative.Brian KalishTue, 01 Feb 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/02/from-nextgovcom-agencies-face-challenges-in-delivering-open-government-report-says/33222/OversightFrom Nextgov.com: Transportation tackles distracted-driving problem using videoshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-transportation-tackles-distracted-driving-problem-using-videos/33132/Agency unveils two new messages on its ‘rampage’ to end deadly practice that has been rising in age of mobile technology.Brian KalishThu, 20 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-transportation-tackles-distracted-driving-problem-using-videos/33132/OversightFrom Nextgov.com: Navy aims to limit use of Social Security numbershttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-navy-aims-to-limit-use-of-social-security-numbers/33084/As it awaits Defense guidance, the service tries to better safeguard personal information.Brian KalishWed, 12 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-navy-aims-to-limit-use-of-social-security-numbers/33084/DefenseFrom Nextgov.com: GSA relaunches online shopping systemhttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-gsa-relaunches-online-shopping-system/33078/Site now includes photos and streamlines the purchasing process.Brian KalishTue, 11 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-gsa-relaunches-online-shopping-system/33078/NewsFrom Nextgov.com: OMB reminds agencies to be brand-neutralhttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-omb-reminds-agencies-to-be-brand-neutral/33068/IT acquisition decisions should focus only on performance and value .Brian KalishMon, 10 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-omb-reminds-agencies-to-be-brand-neutral/33068/NewsFrom Nextgov.com: Agencies must complete information security evaluations by Jan. 28http://www.govexec.com/defense/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-agencies-must-complete-information-security-evaluations-by-jan-28/33031/OMB outlines questions feds should answer in the wake of WikiLeaks disclosures.Brian KalishTue, 04 Jan 2011 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2011/01/from-nextgovcom-agencies-must-complete-information-security-evaluations-by-jan-28/33031/DefenseCongress passes legislation requiring polygraphs for CBP agentshttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2010/12/congress-passes-legislation-requiring-polygraphs-for-cbp-agents/32991/Bill seeks to counteract corruption within the nation’s largest law enforcement agency.Brian KalishWed, 22 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2010/12/congress-passes-legislation-requiring-polygraphs-for-cbp-agents/32991/DefenseReport: Agencies are throwing away more money on underused propertyhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/12/report-agencies-are-throwing-away-more-money-on-underused-property/32977/Number of buildings where space isn’t used effectively is growing, as is the cost of maintaining those buildings, GSA finds.Brian KalishTue, 21 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/12/report-agencies-are-throwing-away-more-money-on-underused-property/32977/OversightFrom Nextgov.com: Social media presence tests agency records managementhttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-social-media-presence-tests-agency-records-management/32972/Academic report recommends transformation from individual agency approach to governmentwide standards .Brian KalishMon, 20 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-social-media-presence-tests-agency-records-management/32972/NewsFrom Nextgov.com: Defense tool linking disaster relief community set to relaunch by end of yearhttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-defense-tool-linking-disaster-relief-community-set-to-relaunch-by-end-of-year/32961/All Partners Access Network will improve chat functions and registration , as well as add e-mail.Brian KalishFri, 17 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-defense-tool-linking-disaster-relief-community-set-to-relaunch-by-end-of-year/32961/DefenseFrom Nextgov.com: USDA moves to the cloudhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-usda-moves-to-the-cloud/32903/Agency plans to move 120,000 users to cloud-based messaging system.Brian KalishWed, 08 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-usda-moves-to-the-cloud/32903/OversightFrom Nextgov.com: GAO says plan to replace air traffic control system lacks performance metricshttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-gao-says-plan-to-replace-air-traffic-control-system-lacks-performance-metrics/32893/Without specific goals for NextGen, FAA risks failure , watchdog warns.Brian KalishTue, 07 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-gao-says-plan-to-replace-air-traffic-control-system-lacks-performance-metrics/32893/OversightFrom Nextgov.com: OMB tells feds not to look at leaked documentshttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-omb-tells-feds-not-to-look-at-leaked-documents/32883/Agencies remind employees and contractors that WikiLeaks documents are still classified.Brian KalishMon, 06 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-omb-tells-feds-not-to-look-at-leaked-documents/32883/NewsFrom Nextgov.com: GSA moves e-mail to the cloudhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-gsa-moves-e-mail-to-the-cloud/32856/Unisys gets contract to partner with Google to implement system that is estimated to cut costs by 50 percent over five years.Brian KalishWed, 01 Dec 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/12/from-nextgovcom-gsa-moves-e-mail-to-the-cloud/32856/OversightPostal Service contract negotiation deadline extended againhttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/11/postal-service-contract-negotiation-deadline-extended-again/32802/Union, USPS will resume negotiations Monday.Brian KalishTue, 23 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/11/postal-service-contract-negotiation-deadline-extended-again/32802/OversightAudit criticizes TSA screener traininghttp://www.govexec.com/defense/2010/11/audit-criticizes-tsa-screener-training/32794/IG recommends agency implement uniform training processes.Brian KalishMon, 22 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/defense/2010/11/audit-criticizes-tsa-screener-training/32794/DefenseFrom Nextgov.com: GSA seeks to improve its carbon footprint toolhttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2010/11/from-nextgovcom-gsa-seeks-to-improve-its-carbon-footprint-tool/32724/Agencies are under pressure to reduce greenhouse gas emissions.Brian KalishThu, 11 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0500http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2010/11/from-nextgovcom-gsa-seeks-to-improve-its-carbon-footprint-tool/32724/NewsTurnover of federal contractors slowed during recession, data showhttp://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2010/11/turnover-of-federal-contractors-slowed-during-recession-data-show/32687/In soft economy employees value job security, particularly at small companies, according to human resources firm.Brian KalishFri, 05 Nov 2010 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/pay-benefits/2010/11/turnover-of-federal-contractors-slowed-during-recession-data-show/32687/Pay & BenefitsFrom Nextgov.com: GSA advances the virtual meeting placehttp://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2010/10/from-nextgovcom-gsa-advances-the-virtual-meeting-place/32608/Agency to build teleconference centers across the United States.Brian KalishTue, 26 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/federal-news/2010/10/from-nextgovcom-gsa-advances-the-virtual-meeting-place/32608/NewsFederal travel spending site takes flighthttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/10/federal-travel-spending-site-takes-flight/32599/JunketSleuth.com aims to hold government accountable for trip expenses.Brian KalishMon, 25 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/10/federal-travel-spending-site-takes-flight/32599/OversightPhotoXpress.comCensus must change to survivehttp://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/10/census-must-change-to-survive/32588/Director says costs are outpacing the bureau’s resources.Brian KalishThu, 21 Oct 2010 00:00:00 -0400http://www.govexec.com/oversight/2010/10/census-must-change-to-survive/32588/Oversight