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Whose Voice Will We Hear?

October 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow In my story today on the State Department's grant program to increase the availability of social media and online learning tools in the Middle East, George Washington University professor Henry Farrell calls the program a "sophisticated and interesting approach" to 21st century diplomacy and democracy-building. Given how the events following...

State to award social networking grants in Middle East, Africa

October 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The State Department recently unveiled a pilot program that will award up to $5 million in grants to expand the use of social networking technologies in the Middle East with the goal of increasing citizen engagement and civic participation. In an announcement released on Sept. 25, the department said it...

Shuttering of intel e-mail draws concern for other collaboration tools

October 7, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The decision to shut down a popular e-mail system used by intelligence agencies to exchange information has many in the field fearing that other technologies designed to increase interagency collaboration will be shut down. Officials with the Office of the Director of National Intelligence notified analysts on Oct. 2 that...

From Nextgov.com: Intelligence e-mail shut down prompts concerns about other collaboration tools

October 7, 2009 The decision to shut down a popular e-mail system used by intelligence agencies to exchange information has many in the intelligence community fearing that other technologies designed to increase interagency collaboration will be shut down. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Agencies to spend more on IT in 2010, but not on new projects

October 6, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Information technology spending at civilian agencies should climb significantly next year, but much of the money will be spent renewing or replacing existing contracts, according to a market research firm. The total value of the 20 largest federal IT projects in 2010 is 50 percent higher than the previous year,...

From Nextgov.com: Agencies to spend more on IT in 2010, but not on new projects

October 6, 2009 Information technology spending at civilian agencies should climb significantly next year, but much of the money will be spent renewing or replacing existing contracts, according to a market research firm. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Whole Lot of IT Spending Coming

October 2, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Yesterday market research firm INPUT released their list of the Top 20 Federal Contracting Opportunities for 2010 and the company's senior vice president of research and analysis services, Kevin Plexico, was kind enough to give us a preview of the list ahead of a Tuesday webinar introducing the list. Plexico...

In the Worx

October 1, 2009 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...

Federal IT contractors find domestic sourcing an alternative to offshoring

September 30, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal information technology contractors should move jobs to rural areas of the United States where labor costs are low rather than outsource jobs overseas, some federal vendors said on Wednesday. George Schindler, president of CGI Federal, said IT companies that invest in rural areas, a practice known as domestic or...

USA.gov's successful shift to cloud computing could become the model

September 29, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Story updated on Sept. 30, 2009. The transition of the federal Web portal USA.gov to the cloud, where a vendor maintains the infrastructure and applications, has been successful enough that the General Services Administration is considering the same approach for sites such as Data.gov, according to a new case study...

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