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William Noonan: Legislative Action Needed to Bolster Consumer Data Protection

William Noonan, the U.S. Secret Service's head of cyber investigations, has urged Congress to require businesses to notify consumers and law enforcement agencies in the event of a data breach, FCW reported Wednesday.

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Added by Ross Wilkers on March 6, 2014 at 12:24pm — No Comments

Great PMF Rotational Opportunity to work as part of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program- Please help spread the word!

Hi Everyone;

  Because of OPM's switch to the Talent Acquisition System (TAS), my PMF Rotational Opportunity posting has gotten buried!!  It's an amazing opportunity for the PMF so please help me spread the word.  We're looking for one, possibly 2, PMFs to detail to help us on the program staff for the Presidential Innovation Fellows program, a program started by the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy sponsored by Todd Park and now is in partnership with GSA. This…

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Added by Arianne Jolene Gallagher on November 22, 2013 at 8:57am — 1 Comment

Patrick Gallagher, Michael Daniel Ask for Draft Cyber Guidelines Input

The White House and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are collecting feedback on a preliminary set of cybersecurity standards for the private sector.

This voluntary framework seeks to provide commercial and government organizations a common language to share cyber risk management strategies, according to a White House …

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Added by Ross Wilkers on October 30, 2013 at 3:05pm — No Comments

The Outlook for Discretionary Spending

I’ve been closely following the federal budget for more than two decades, and at no point have things been more confusing, not only to observers like myself, but more importantly to federal managers and executives who are trying to plan their department budgets. A grand bargain on the budget would be…

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Added by Ken Gold on June 12, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments

Congress on Course to Extend Expiring Continuing Resolution

Originally posted at The Government Affairs Institute

Both chambers remain on course to pass a largely uncontroversial extension of the expiring continuing resolution (CR) that will be comprised of an omnibus and probably five out of the 12 individual appropriations bills. It will set FY13 discretionary spending at $984b, equal to the sequester level, but with increased flexibility at…

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Added by Ken Gold on March 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments

Petitioning the Government Doesn’t Guarantee Success

Read this before you sign another petition.

What makes a proper petition? And are they useful?

We Americans love our petitions, but too many don’t understand how they work.

A well-written petition, directed to the appropriate target, can be an important tool to create change, but it can’t stand alone.

 

Our Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees our right to “…petition…

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Added by Patricia A. O'Malley on March 5, 2013 at 9:44pm — No Comments

Kimberly Hancher, CIO of the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, Discusses BYOD Successes

This exclusive interview was published by Federal Technology Insider.

The U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) recently implemented a Bring-Your-Own-Device (BYOD) pilot program to meet urgent IT budget challenges.

As a result of the effort, the agency was able to achieve significant savings, while enhancing…

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Added by Shany on February 28, 2013 at 9:39am — No Comments

Join OGTV-Tell Congress: NOT TO SEQUESTER STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math)

As per current federal statutes, the inability of Congress to agree on ways to reduce the United States deficit will result in $1.2 trillion in across-the-board cuts in federal spending, referred to as sequestration, effective March 1, 2013.  According to the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), this could translate into as much as a $21.9 billion1 reduction in total funding for non-defense research and development…

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Added by Keith Moore on February 28, 2013 at 3:53am — No Comments

Tracking the Sequester: Jockeying Between House and Senate

Originally blogged at Government Affairs Institute 

With nine days to go, hope of averting the March 1 sequester continues to fade, with each side drawing a line in the sand, and little reason to believe that their differences can be breached any time soon. Last week the President again went on record demanding that any agreement to delay or cancel the sequester needed to be “fair”, that it contain a mix of spending…

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Added by Ken Gold on February 20, 2013 at 11:53am — 2 Comments

“They” are the problem, “it’s them,” am I right?

 “We the People …” is perhaps the most powerful opening clause ever uttered on this planet.  Yet how many of “We,” really take to heart what those three words mean on a personal level? When it comes to the state of civic participation in the United States today, to paraphrase Jimmy Buffett perhaps, “We are the citizens, our forefathers warned us about.”

I write not about voter participation. Political scientists have been arguing about the true levels of voter participation for…

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Added by Guy W Clinch on February 6, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

5 Reasons Why the White House Response to the Death Star Petition Was Genius

Back in November 2012, someone posted on the White House’s “We The People” site petitioning the federal government to secure funding and resources to build a Death Star by 2016. We The People is an online petition website that allows any citizen to make a suggestion, and if it receives 25,000 votes, the White House will issue an official response. The Death Star petition reached 25,000 votes in December and one month later, the White House …

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Added by Jon Lee on January 15, 2013 at 1:24pm — 18 Comments

Wanted: A Few Good Women and Men to Serve as Presidential Innovation Fellows

This has got to be one of the coolest initiatives of the Obama Administration!  They just launched a new Presidential Innovation Fellows program. This new initiative will bring top innovators from outside government for focused “tours of duty” with our best federal innovators on game-changing projects. Combining the know-how of citizen change agents and government change agents in small, agile teams that move at high speed, these projects aim to deliver significant results…

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Added by Terrence (Terry) Hill on May 24, 2012 at 12:09pm — 4 Comments

Many IT programs would be cut under FY13 budget request

The president's fiscal 2013 budget request to Congress, released Feb. 13, sets aside $78.9 billion for information technology spending during the coming fiscal year.

This amount does not account for the intelligence community, for IT embedded into weapons systems or satellites, or for IT spending that agencies don't…

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Added by Molly Walker on February 16, 2012 at 9:37am — 1 Comment

White House hosts second annual science fair, celebrates academic achievement

Yesterday in Washington, President Obama hosted the second annual White House Science Fair. Video of his comments is embedded below, along with a storify of exhibits and students from the day.

"The young people I met today, the young people behind me -- you guys inspire me. It’s young people like you that make me so confident that America’s…
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Added by Alexander B. Howard on February 8, 2012 at 2:30pm — No Comments

Government Agency Mobile Applications Leave Room for Improvement

The White Horse Digital Futures Group’s exclusive report provides feedback for 30 citizen-focused government mobile applications, plus mobile development guidelines helpful for public or private organizations.

 

Quote start "The number of smartphone users in the U.S. is approaching the 100 million user mark. Government bears a responsibility to…

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Added by Lara Haehle on October 21, 2011 at 1:14pm — No Comments

GSA Asks What You Want in a Federal Web Site

  On Monday the General Services Administration, on behalf of the

  White House, launched the National Dialogue on Improving Federal

  Web Sites. The purpose is to re-invent how the federal government

  delivers information and services online. The website created for

  the campaign asks…

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Added by Claudia Hosky on September 29, 2011 at 12:33pm — No Comments

White House releases open government status report before launch of Open Government Partnership

The Obama administration has released a status report on open government.



The report, which I've embedded below, was released through a blog post at Whitehouse.gov by Steven Croley, special assistant and senior counsel to the President:



President Obama has made open government a high priority. Greater openness renders our government more efficient and effective. It strengthens our democracy. It improves our citizens’ lives.



To these ends, the…
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Added by Alexander B. Howard on September 17, 2011 at 9:30pm — No Comments

Four Lessons Learned From Implementing Forest Service’s Lauded eMNEPA Program

USFS Program Selected by Presidents Council on Environmental Quality as a Pilot Program to Help Modernize and Reinvigorate NEPA

 

The President’s Council on Environmental Quality (CEQ) announced August 31st that the Electronic Management of NEPA (eMNEPA) program at the U.S. Forest Service (USFS) has been selected for the NEPA (National Environmental Policy…

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Added by James Freeman on September 13, 2011 at 9:27am — No Comments

Bolman and Deal's Four Organizational Frames and the Federal Cloud Computing Initiative

Bolman and Deal (2008) suggest that organization can be viewed from four frames (Structural, Human Resource, Political, and Symbolic) and that re-framing a situation can lead to increased insight or better decision making.    There is a pretty cool instrument on Mr. Bolman's website where you can assess your own "default" frame of reference.





The convergence of this course material from my ORGL505 course at… Continue

Added by Jodi Kohut on September 9, 2011 at 9:55pm — No Comments

No more faceless government

From WhoRunsGov  Editor Rachel Van Dongen

When we first started WRG back when President Obama was inaugurated, our aim was to give readers a sense of who was running Washington. But as time went on, we also realized we wanted readers to understand more about how Washington works. We…

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Added by Natalie Jennings on May 17, 2011 at 12:23pm — No Comments

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