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Now We Know: 2008 IT Request Up 2.3%

May 25, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow With the passage of the final fiscal 2007 spending bills earlier this year, the Office of Management and Budget could finally figure out exactly how the proposed fiscal 2008 information technology spending compares with fiscal 2007. The answer: The fiscal 2008 spending request of $66.4 billion represents a 2.3 percent...

The Meaning of Significant and HSPD 12

May 25, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Aviation Administration's chief information officer, David Bowen, said this week that the agency wouldn't make an impending deadline to comply with a governmentwide mandate for implementing an employee identification system. We asked the Office of Management and Budget to clarify what the deadline is and how many agencies...

Lawyer for GSA chief argues investigative agency is biased

May 25, 2007 The objectivity of the office investigating potential Hatch Act violations by General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan has been "irreparably damaged" by leaks of a report on preliminary findings to the media, Doan's lawyer argued Thursday. In a two-page letter sent late Thursday evening to Special Counsel Scott Bloch, Michael...

The 3 Responses of Doan

May 24, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Reporters typically try to get both sides of a story. So, when someone alleges or rules that an individual, say, violated a law, a reporter asks the accused for a response. That's what we did when the Office of Special Counsel ruled that Lurita Doan, the head of the General...

Early special counsel report pushed punishment for GSA chief

May 24, 2007 An early version of a report finding that General Services Administration head Lurita Doan violated the Hatch Act, the law limiting political activity in the government, recommended that President Bush "take disciplinary action" against her. This was changed to "appropriate action" in a later version of the report. The recommendation...

More on the OSC Doan Report

May 23, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Earlier today Government Executive reported that the Office of Special Counsel concluded that General Services Administration Administrator Lurita Doan violated the Hatch Act. The 21-page report, obtained by Government Executive, is a sharply worded document that calls into questions much of Doan's recollection, or lack thereof, of the charge that...

Networx Enterprise Award Slated for Next Week

May 23, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow A General Services Administration spokesman confirmed Wednesday that the agency plans to award before the end of the month the second and final governmentwide Networx Enterprise contract. That means the award will come Tuesday, Wednesday or Thursday since Monday is a federal holiday and Friday marks the first day of...

FAA CIO on Converging Security

May 23, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Federal Aviation Administration has put encryption software on 20,000 laptops in an effort to protect personally identifiable information, the agency's chief information officer said yesterday. FAA CIO David Bowen said securing the personal identities of agency employees is a top priority. Last summer Bowen said he talked to senior...

Special counsel finds GSA chief violated Hatch Act

May 23, 2007 A report from the federal agency that investigates allegations of illegal political activity in the government has concluded that Lurita Doan, the head of the General Services Administration, violated the Hatch Act. The 21-page report from Scott Bloch, the head of the Office of Special Counsel, has not been made...

GSA's Doan Receives Hatch Act Report

May 22, 2007 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The following item has been updated to correct a misstatement about the personnel files of GSA employees who had given sworn statements to investigators. The Office of the Special Counsel had requested the files. General Services Administration chief Lurita Doan received an independent report Friday outlining its findings on whether...

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