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Agencies without eTravel vendors pressed for explanation

March 1, 2005 The General Services Administration is cracking the whip on agencies that missed the Dec. 31, 2004, deadline for selecting an eTravel vendor. According to a Federal Register notice published Monday, GSA is requiring agencies that have delayed their eTravel service acquisition to formally request an extension by March 30 and ...

Bank loses federal workers’ charge card data

February 28, 2005 Government charge card account information for 1.2 million federal workers--including names, Social Security numbers, addresses and account numbers--went missing late last year, according to Bank of America officials. The bank, which owned the computer tapes containing the data, said the tapes were lost during a shipment to a backup data ...

'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' costs military nearly $200 million

February 28, 2005 The Defense Department's policy on homosexual conduct has cost the government about $191 million and 9,488 service members, according to a Government Accountability Office report. President Clinton signed "Don't Ask, Don't Tell, Don't Pursue" into law in November 1993 after promising during his election campaign that homosexuals would be allowed ...

GSA to establish $5 billion IT contract for disabled vet businesses

February 25, 2005 The General Services Administration will release a 10-year, $5 billion governmentwide acquisition information technology contract this spring for small businesses owned by disabled veterans. The governmentwide acquisition contract, or GWAC, will be an option for agencies shopping for information technology services. Small IT businesses owned by service-disabled veterans interested in ...

Relocation expense tracking system operational

February 24, 2005 A system for tracking agencies' relocation expenses is up and running at a government business center. The Administrative Resource Center at the Treasury Department's Bureau of the Public Debt operates a Web-based system that automates expense management processes. The center provides relocation services to 19 agencies. "Our goal is to ...

Lawmaker offers plan for curbing purchase card misuse

February 22, 2005 Government purchase cards were hailed in the 1990s as an effective way of saving money and cutting staff, but illicit and careless use of the charge cards repeatedly has drawn congressional ire. On Friday, Sen. Susan Collins, R-Maine, introduced the 2005 Purchase Card Waste Elimination Act, which would increase oversight ...

Sexual assaults continue among service members abroad

February 18, 2005 A nonprofit victim's support group reported Thursday that sexual assaults continue to occur among members of the armed services stationed in Iraq, Kuwait, Afghanistan and Bahrain. The Miles Foundation said it has received 307 reports of sexual assaults from soldiers deployed overseas since units were deployed in their respective locations. ...

Cybersecurity rating rises--barely

February 16, 2005 Despite governmentwide improvement in securing critical computer systems, most agencies continue to do a poor job, lawmakers said Wednesday. Overall, the federal government received a D+ for cybersecurity, up from a D in 2003, according to the 2004 Federal Computer Security Scorecard released Wednesday. While some agencies and departments showed ...

IT security a top CIO priority

February 15, 2005 Information technology security ranks highest on federal chief information officers' list of priorities, according to a survey from the Information Technology Association of America. In addressing security issues, CIOs said they are moving toward an agencywide perspective for risk management and that as key systems are certified, smaller systems are ...

Governmentwide IT contracts will have small business set-asides

February 15, 2005 Small businesses will get their cut of a $65 billion contract that will provide agencies with information technology services, the General Services Administration announced last week. The two 10-year governmentwide acquisition contracts, known collectively as Alliant, will go to companies that will provide agencies with IT services. The final price ...