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GovLoop Expands

October 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Last month I reported that GovLoop, the unofficial "Facebook to the Feds," was acquired by GovDelivery, partly so founder Steve Ressler could devote all his time to nurturing and expanding his pet project. Yesterday Steve sent me some news: He's made the first addition to the GovLoop team and it's ...

OPM claims victory in huge e-payroll system consolidation

October 21, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal government has completed a lengthy consolidation of its payroll systems, a move that should save agencies more than $1 billion during the next 10 years, according to the Office of Personnel Management. The migration from 26 payroll systems to four shared-service centers took seven years and involved personnel ...

In the Worx

October 21, 2009 Three and a half years. That's how much time the General Services Administration set aside for federal agencies to transition their telecommunications services from the expiring FTS 2001 contract to Networx, a program that offers them a broader range of services at lower costs. It seemed like more than enough ...

Managing Technology: File In the Worx

October 20, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Agencies that don't make the deadline for transition to Networx could face huge cost increases. Three and a half years. That's how much time the General Services Administration set aside for federal agencies to transition their telecommunications services from the expiring FTS 2001 contract to Networx, a program that offers ...

Real-time reporting on bank bailout funds and stimulus spending needed

October 20, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The federal government can save billions of dollars in fraudulent and wasteful payments by changing the way it collects and stores data submitted by companies receiving stimulus and bailout funds, a panel of technology specialists said on Tuesday. As much as 2 percent of the money distributed through the Treasury ...

Social Security urged to upgrade data systems to meet increased demand

October 19, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Social Security Administration has thus far been able to support its systems that exchange information with other federal and state agencies, but will need to make upgrades to ensure the exchanges can handle future demands, according to a new Government Accountability Office report. The Social Security Administration operates more ...

Workin' the Recovery.gov Stats

October 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On Thursday, the Recovery Board published the first spending reports on Recovery.gov from companies that received stimulus contracts before Sept. 30. The resulting media attention has the White House scrambling to explain why so few jobs have been created after spending so much taxpayer money. According to the site, to ...

A Short Route to Gov 2.0

October 15, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow My story on Thursday about the creation of go.usa.gov, the official government link shortener, is probably not going to dominate the headlines on the day when Recovery.gov is rolling out the first wave of recipient-reported data. But it's a small example of the type of innovation that can only help ...

GSA debuts service to shrink federal Web addresses

October 15, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The General Services Administration is developing an official government service that shortens Web addresses for users of social networking tools who are restricted by brief messaging formats. The service, Go.USA.Gov, is in beta testing and is expected to be adopted governmentwide by the end of the year. The increasing popularity ...

House Kisses Mainframe Goodbye

October 13, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While our focus at Nextgov is mainly on information technology in the executive branch, I'd like to take a moment to mark the end of an era in the legislative branch's IT saga. On Friday, the House of Representatives decommissioned its last mainframe, which had been in place at the ...