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ITAA Announces New Leadership

February 8, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) took the next step today in their merger with the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA) by announcing that current ITAA Chairman Hank Steininger will serve as the chairman of the new board. Steininger, currently a managing partner at Grant Thornton, also ...

OMB touts savings from e-gov initiatives

February 7, 2008 President Bush's electronic government initiatives saved agencies $508 million in costs during the 2007 fiscal year, according to the Office of Management and Budget. The goal of e-government is to "improve services to citizens, to increase the efficiency and effectiveness of the government and to provide savings to the taxpayer," ...

GSA seeks funding boost for DHS headquarters project

February 5, 2008 The General Services Administration requested its fiscal 2009 discretionary budget to more than double to cover the initial costs of constructing the new -- and controversial -- headquarters for the Homeland Security Department. In its fiscal 2009 budget request, GSA asked for $481.6 million in discretionary funds, a 103 percent ...

Long Way to Enterprise Risk Management

January 31, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow While progress is being made, the government has a ways to go before it can claim to have fully embraced Enterprise Risk Management (ERM), subject experts said at a panel discussion on the topic yesterday. Attending the 2008 AFFIRM CFO Summit were Douglas Webster, chief financial officer at the Department ...

Bill would press agencies to reduce improper payments

January 31, 2008 A bill introduced today in the Senate would more strictly enforce a law to identify and collect overpayments to beneficiaries of federal programs such as Social Security, Medicare and unemployment insurance, and introduce new penalties for agencies that do not comply. The bill, introduced by Sen. Tom Carper, D-Del., chairman ...

Voters confused by e-voting machines, study finds

January 25, 2008 With the presidential election less than 10 months away, a statistically significant portion of voters may accidentally vote for the wrong candidate on electronic voting machines because they find the displays confusing, according to results of a five-year study conducted by three universities. The study, conducted by the universities of ...

IG: Energy Department vulnerable to cyberattacks

January 24, 2008 An unorganized patchwork approach to information security leaves the Energy Department vulnerable to cyberattacks on its networks, according to a report released this week by Energy's inspector general. As many as eight organizations within Energy were involved in cybersecurity intrusion and analysis, according to the report. The organizations' "missions and ...

GAO: Plan needed to implement acquisition panel's recommendations

January 23, 2008 The Office of Federal Procurement Policy needs to develop a strategy to implement and oversee recommended improvements to federal acquisition practices, according to a Government Accountability Office report released this week. The upgrades to how the federal government acquires the $400 billion in goods and services it buys every year ...

ITAA, GEIA Boards Approve Merger

January 22, 2008 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Information Technology Association of America (ITAA) and the Government Electronics and Information Technology Association (GEIA) announced yesterday that their merger had been approved by both organizations’ boards of directors. The merger is expected to close on April 1. As reported in November, the two organizations have planned to merge ...

Information security managers need to be more than technicians, guide says

January 18, 2008 Federal agencies should no longer seek information security managers who are simply good technicians, but rather hire security mangers who can communicate how the concept fits into their overall strategic plan, according to a hiring guide released this week by a leading security certification company. The best candidates can communicate ...