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Agencies falling behind in recruiting young technology workers

January 15, 2008 At a time when the government needs to attract thousands of information technology workers to replace retirees, its ability to do so is falling further behind the private sector's capacity. Companies and nonprofit organizations are quickly adapting pay and benefits packages to appeal to the so-called Millennials, those who fall...

GSA awards software development pact

January 7, 2008 The General Services Administration last week awarded a contract to develop a package of software tools based on an innovative theory to help manage the federal buildings and property under its control. GSA's Public Buildings Service awarded a $15 million contract to 3H Technology, a subsidiary of QinetiQ North America,...

Spending bill puts restrictions on FBI case management project

December 27, 2007 The fiscal 2008 omnibus spending measure passed by Congress last week puts restrictions on the FBI's Sentinel case management system that reflect lawmakers' concerns over progress on the project. Language in the measure, signed by President Bush on Wednesday, withholds $25 million in funding until the FBI reports on the...

GSA awards $15 billion Alliant contract to 62 small businesses

December 17, 2007 The General Services Administration today awarded contracts to 62 small businesses that give the companies the right to sell off the agency's primary information technology contract. The Alliant Small Business Information Technology contract, worth an estimated $15 billion and the first governmentwide acquisition contract set aside solely for small business...

Web site on federal grants, loans and contracts debuts

December 14, 2007 The Office of Management and Budget rolled out a new Web site Thursday that will provide information on all major federal grants, loans and contracts. The new site, dubbed USASpending.gov, is dedicated to improving transparency by providing the public with information on all major federal transactions. The launch fulfills one...

Lawmakers told federal Web efforts hinder accessibility

December 11, 2007 Information technology executives and congressional leaders today questioned the progress of the Bush administration's efforts to make public documents easily accessible online and to inform Americans how it is protecting their personal information, as required by law. John Lewis Needham, manager of public content partnerships at Google Inc., told a...

Air Force moving ahead with Cyber Command

December 7, 2007 The Air Force is moving ahead on establishing its new Cyber Command, searching for permanent facilities and planning meetings to establish rules by which it will operate, according to Air Force officials. In September, the Air Force announced it would establish a Cyber Command to prepare for fighting wars in...

Running the Light

December 1, 2007 The Bush administration has used its traffic-light system to rate agency management since 2001. Now we evaluate the president's progress. "Government likes to begin things-to declare grand new programs and causes. But good beginnings are not the measure of success. What matters in the end is completion. Performance. Results. Not...

Losing bidders turn up heat on GSA’s Alliant contract

November 20, 2007 A recently filed lawsuit will force the General Services Administration to wait longer to kick off its megabillion-dollar information technology services contract known as Alliant -- if it can do so at all. This fall, GSA was forced to stop just short of turning the switch on Alliant, a $50...

Congress gives Defense millions to shore up acquisition oversight

November 16, 2007 Concerned about the increasing number of Defense Department projects being managed by contractors, Congress has earmarked $48 million to increase Pentagon staffing to better oversee projects. "The department clearly lacks accountability and management of its contracted services," according to the conference report accompanying the fiscal 2008 Defense Appropriations Bill (H.R....

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