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Watchdog: Homeland Security behind schedule on foreign visitor tracking component

April 1, 2008 A federal tracking system for foreign visitors who exit the country by air is not ready for prime time, despite a looming deadline, the government's watchdog agency said. The details of an integral component of the Homeland Security Department's foreign visitor and immigrant status tracking system still haven't been hammered...

Fostering Innovation

April 1, 2008 How federal IT managers can encourage their employees to think outside the box. In government circles, innovation often can be seen as a dirty word, something to treat with caution, perhaps even something to avoid. Innovation generally comes partnered with risk-the bane of civil servants and their managers. Risk of...

GSA will re-evaluate Alliant proposals

March 28, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In response to a decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the General Services Administration announced on Wednesday that it will re-evaluate all 62 proposals received for its Alliant information technology services contract. Comment on this article in The Forum.On March 5, Judge Francis Allegra ruled that the criteria...

GSA will re-evaluate Alliant proposals

March 28, 2008 In response to a decision by the U.S. Court of Federal Claims, the General Services Administration announced on Wednesday that it will re-evaluate all 62 proposals received for its Alliant information technology services contract. On March 5, Judge Francis Allegra ruled that the criteria GSA used to evaluate the proposals...

Agencies still resist outsourcing financial management, expert says

March 26, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow This March marks the third anniversary of an Office of Management and Budget program to consolidate financial management systems across government, but some agencies still are resisting the move, according to an industry expert. Comment on this article in The Forum.Under OMB's financial management line of business, agencies are asked...

Agencies still resist outsourcing financial management, expert says

March 26, 2008 This March marks the third anniversary of an Office of Management and Budget program to consolidate financial management systems across government, but some agencies still are resisting the move, according to an industry expert. Under OMB's financial management line of business, agencies are asked to outsource their operations to shared...

Passport system breach shows privacy practice shortcomings

March 21, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The disclosure this week that employees working for contractors processing passports for the State Department had inappropriately accessed the passport files of the three presidential hopefuls is no surprise because the department has conducted only "cursory assessments" of its privacy practices, a privacy expert said. Comment on this article in...

Passport system breach highlights shortcomings in agency privacy practices

March 21, 2008 The disclosure this week that employees working for contractors processing passports for the State Department had inappropriately accessed the passport files of the three presidential hopefuls is no surprise because the department has conducted only "cursory assessments" of its privacy practices, a privacy expert said. This incident is "no great...

Public satisfaction with e-government lowest since 2005

March 20, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The public's affection for federal government Web sites waned for the third straight quarter during the first quarter of 2008. The score of 72.4 (out of 100) for the e-government portion of the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index was a half point lower than last quarter and the...

Public satisfaction with e-government hits lowest level since 2005

March 20, 2008 The public's affection for federal government Web sites waned for the third straight quarter during the first quarter of 2008. The score of 72.4 (out of 100) for the e-government portion of the University of Michigan's American Customer Satisfaction Index was a half point lower than last quarter and the...

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