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GovDelivery to Acquire GovLoop

September 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow We'll be bringing you more news on this story later on Monday, but we wanted to make sure that those of you not on GovLoop saw it here first: The social media site aimed at Feds will become part of GovDelivery, which specializes in "government to citizen communications solutions." I've ...

GovDelivery acquires 'Facebook to the Feds' GovLoop

September 28, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow GovLoop, the social networking site known as "Facebook to the Feds," has agreed to be acquired by GovDelivery, which provides e-mail and communications services to state, local and federal agencies. Founded in May 2008 by Steve Ressler, a former information technology program manager at the Homeland Security Department, GovLoop has ...

Michigan unveils strategy to garner stimulus IT funds

September 25, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Recovery Act included more than $25 billion in grants aimed at improving the nation's technology infrastructure and expanding adoption of electronic health records. The unprecedented amount of federal funding for health IT and broadband initiatives has provided some economic hope to states like Michigan, which boasts the highest unemployment ...

From Nextgov.com: Michigan unveils strategy to garner stimulus IT funds

September 25, 2009 The Recovery Act included more than $25 billion in grants aimed at improving the nation's technology infrastructure and expanding adoption of electronic health records. The unprecedented amount of federal funding for health IT and broadband initiatives has provided some economic hope to states like Michigan, which boasts the highest unemployment ...

An Unlikely Federal Contractor

September 24, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Doing business with the federal government is a notoriously difficult endeavor. The myriad of regulations make the barrier to entry extremely high for the average entrepreneur unfamiliar with the BeltWay of doing things. But one two and a half year old tech company's recent entry onto the GSA Schedules program ...

Crowdsourcing Contractor Misconduct

September 23, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Sunlight Foundation has a post today that combines several of our favorite topics: crowdsourcing, collaboration and contractor misconduct (try saying that five times fast): Last week, the House approved a motion to recommit to a student loan bill that banned funding to the community organization ACORN after employees of ...

Acquisition gives Dell entre into more profitable federal IT services market

September 22, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Dell's acquisition of Perot Systems, announced on Monday, should position the company to become a larger player in the federal technology consulting and services market, and marks a continuing trend of hardware manufacturers acquiring IT consulting firms to weather a shrinking computer market, according to industry observers. The computer manufacturer ...

E-Verify prepared for surge in worker eligibility queries

September 16, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The new CIS Director Alejandro Mayorkas questioned this week whether the program could process a surge in queries.Jill Connelly/AP A mandatory program for federal contractors that verifies the legal status of workers is processing requests in a timely fashion, according to the Homeland Security Department. Federal contractors that were awarded ...

From Nextgov.com: System to check worker eligibility for federal contractors running smoothly

September 16, 2009 A mandatory program for federal contractors that verifies the legal status of workers is processing requests in a timely fashion, according to the Homeland Security Department. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Apps.gov is Live

September 15, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Just ahead of Vivek Kundra's scheduled 1 p.m. announcement, the new cloud computing storefront, Apps.gov is live. The initial offerings include four categories of services currently available from vendors on the GSA Schedules: Business Apps, Cloud IT Services, Productivity Apps and Social Media Apps. The Social Media section includes links ...