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Gautham Nagesh

Management

All About Apps

A push to develop more online applications is gathering supporters.

Managing Technology

All About Apps

A push to develop more online applications is gathering supporters.

News

From Nextgov.com: GSA tags Steven Kempf to lead Federal Acquisition Service

The 18-year FAS veteran replaces Tyree Varnado, who retired after 35 years of federal service.

News

From Nextgov.com: Private equity firm buys majority of GovDelivery

Deal is a boost for owner of GovLoop, ‘Facebook to the Feds,’ management team says.

News

From Nextgov.com: Senators introduce bills to boost acquisition workforce roles, training

Legislation would create a three-year graduate program in federal procurement and increase the visibility of the Federal Acquisition Institute.

Oversight

From Nextgov.com: GSA awards geospatial services agreements to four firms

$20 million blanket purchase agreement was awarded at the request of the Geospatial Line of Business, chaired by the Interior Department.

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From Nextgov.com: Northrop's sale of business unit signals start of a divestiture trend

A law requiring Defense to restrict integrators from both developing and overseeing weapons systems work should force more sales .

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From Nextgov.com: Bill to increase oversight of IT projects gets big boost from report

GAO finds $3 billion in cost overruns for IT projects, adding support for a Senate proposal requiring agencies to post reasons for cost overruns on major projects.

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From Nextgov.com: GSA awards $99 million contract for IT support to combat drug trafficking

Booz Allen Hamilton will explore functionalities that will enhance an information sharing system for law enforcement agencies.

Management

In the Worx

Agencies that don't make the deadline for transition to Networx could face huge cost increases.

Oversight

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

Intelligence office assures users that it will replace the system with a more secure one, and other social networking tools will continue to operate.

News

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

Recompeting existing contracts will drive the value of the largest federal technology contracts up 50 percent, with few new ideas being introduced.

Managing Technology File

In the Worx

Agencies that don’t make the deadline for transition to Networx could face huge cost increases.

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

Faced with high unemployment, a $2.8 billion budget deficit and the struggling automotive industry, Michigan officials hope the federal government’s information technology investments provide the state with a long-term windfall.

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Defense

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

E-Verify successfully processes an increase in requests to verify employees working at companies that won government contracts after Sept. 8.

Oversight

From Nextgov.com: Top CIO unveils cloud computing storefront

Site will help agencies hand off IT operations and service to vendors in the coming months.

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From Nextgov.com: Lawmakers join forces on cybersecurity legislation

Senate committees coordinate on a comprehensive bill to strengthen protections against hackers.

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From Nextgov.com: CMS provides guidance to states on stimulus grants for health IT

Incentive payments would encourage providers to adopt electronic medical records.

Defense

CBP to continue searches of travelers’ laptops

Homeland Security’s new policy does not require reasonable suspicion, to the dismay of civil liberties groups.

Oversight

From Nextgov.com: IG reports detail abuses in hiring, travel, bonuses at VA technology office

Allegations revolve around “inappropriate personal relationship” between former CIO and another agency official.