May 15, 2013, will mark the 11th anniversary of the Notification and Federal Anti-Discrimination and Retaliation (No FEAR) Act. Congressed passed No FEAR on May 15, 2002, after hearing testimony that federal workforce abuse reduces government's ability to effectively execute with integrity essential programs such as waste management, pollution prevention, water treatment, food inspection, Medicare, social security and disaster assistance. President George W. Bush signed the Act into law…Continue
One of the most under-utilized preventative measures for thwarting cyber attacks is KVM (keyboard/video/mouse) switching devices. These devices allow employees in any type of business to securely switch between networks with various security levels from one desktop location. Advanced Secure KVM Switches offer superior security and data cyber threat protection by providing true data path isolation between systems and networks.…Continue
Added by DC Nelson on December 31, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments
A special edition of GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER today. We're LIVE! It's the 11th time we’ve met and we are doing this at least once each month this year. The idea is simple: get smart people together and share ideas because we believe that the real power of information comes when it is…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on December 18, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
There are ways to learn who is buying what from whom for how much, when, and where, and this information is now available in just one database, for the public to use. You can now make smarter purchases, or on the flip side, sell more to the government.
Here's an example of just one solution using the database of government purchases managed by…Continue
Added by Jen Clement on December 5, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
As we begin to wrap up 2013, many of us are starting to think about resolutions for the New Year and what we can do differently in 2014. The common resolutions like going to the gym more often, losing 20 pounds, or the like tend to lose their luster before the end of January. Why not take a different approach to your New Year’s resolutions and make it a goal to be a better leader? People follow and support leaders they believe in…Continue
A joint survey by Grant Thornton and the American Association for Budget and Program Analysis shows agency budget managers are confident their organizations can meet federally-mandated budget caps in fiscal 2015, Federal News Radio reported Wednesday.
More than two-thirds of survey respondents show signs of optimism for the next fiscal year's budget…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on December 2, 2013 at 1:44pm — No Comments
The government runs on programs. Studies have shown effective program management saves the government time, and money. In a fiscal environment dominated by sequestration, how do program managers stay above the fray? In this four-part series we’ll take a look at managing schedule, cost, scope, and quality. We’ll give you valuable tips and feedback to help you move critical programs forward despite the challenges.
Time is money. A project that stays on…Continue
Added by Lindy Kyzer on November 25, 2013 at 10:33am — No Comments
New Secure Headset Adapter Is the Only Solution on the Market that Enables Use of Analog Devices in a Secure Environment to Help Thwart Cyber Attacks and other Security Breaches
Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today announced its release of the Belkin Secure Headset Adapter, the newest in the…Continue
Added by DC Nelson on November 22, 2013 at 3:34pm — No Comments
In the 21st century the world runs on the internet. But so very few of us understand the power behind the mouse. In part four of the DorobekINSIDER's interview with journalist and author Andrew Blum, we look at how these connected networks are transforming the way we live, work and think. …
Added by Emily Jarvis on November 22, 2013 at 9:58am — No Comments
There is a major disconnect that exists right now about the use, state and function of the information highway. Many leading internet policy experts simply don't understand how the internet works on a physical level. They don't know how the networks connect, worse yet, they don't seem to care.
That's one of the reasons that journalist Andrew Blum decided to go on his quest to find where the internet is housed. In part three of our interview with Blum,…Continue
Added by Emily Jarvis on November 21, 2013 at 1:30pm — No Comments
GSA Schedule contracts can be a huge asset to your organization. They have been described as a "license to hunt" with government agencies for up to 20 years (if renewals are executed), but once you earn the Schedule status - you need to be ready to do the hunting. The question many contractors ask after winning their GSA Schedule status is “What do I do…Continue
Added by Travis Pearl on November 19, 2013 at 12:41pm — No Comments
Although somewhat long reading (all three news stories are ~1100 words NOT counting alot of relevant comments) I believe that this ought to have at the least somewhat wider distribution....
The FBI memo, Reuters reports, was meant to call for aministrators to clean up the mess…
NASA received more than 400 ideas in response to a June request for information that sought methods on how to identify, capture and re-locate asteroids near Earth for studies.
Industry, universities, international organizations and individual citizens responded to the RFI that also asked for ideas on how to leverage partnerships, crowdsourcing and citizen science for the initiative, NASA said Tuesday.
The space agency announced it will hold a workshop Nov. 20 through Nov. 22 in…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 13, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments
New One-of-a-Kind KVM Switch Technology Ends Era of Manual
Push-Button Switching Between Channels
Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today announced the expansion of its award-winning secure KVM product…Continue
Added by DC Nelson on November 13, 2013 at 12:11pm — No Comments
The Congressional Budget Office estimates a bill to amend laws regulating how the federal government acquires and manages information technology would cost nearly $145 billion to implement for fiscal years 2014 through 2018.
That bill would use pay-as-you-go procedures for funding and agencies not affected by annual appropriations could feel effects on direct spending, CBO said…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
We’re all familiar by now with the impact the 2013 Government Shutdown had on government employees, the American people, and the economy. Just to recap a few statistics from the shutdown; 6.6 million days of lost work, $2 billion in back-pay costs, 120,000 private sector jobs lost, estimated decrease of fourth quarter real GDP of 0.2-0.6 percent, and roughly 850,000 Federal employees furloughed per day. You can read…Continue
Added by Kristina Marzullo on November 13, 2013 at 8:00am — No Comments
1105 Media’s public sector group will hold a government information technology forum from Dec. 2 to 3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The event will feature five education sessions on big data, cloud, cyber, mobile and records and information management, 1105 Media said Tuesday.
“We are pleased to offer this professional…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 12, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
Belkin’s Award-Winning KVM Switches Receive Common Criteria Certificate, Providing Government Buyers with Assurance Based on Stringent Computer Security Requirements
Belkin, a trusted leader of technology solutions for office, classroom, IT infrastructure, and mobile environments, today announced that…Continue
Added by DC Nelson on November 7, 2013 at 11:41am — No Comments
Originally posted on #GovLife.
Vicki and I were fortunate enough to see Dr. Heidi Grant Halvorson give a talk about this article in September at the 99u pop-up school.
From my experience, failure (or mistakes) is talked about a lot as an idea, but I don’t see many people actually talking about their failures. This is a problem. How can we expect to have a cultural change, where failure…Continue
Added by Erin Gee on November 7, 2013 at 7:28am — No Comments