Posts By Elina E.

Next on the Horizon for FedGov – Mobile Device Expansion

“People desire to use their consumer devices to access their corporate networks,” Troy Lange, NSA’s mobility mission manager, said in an interview. “This is about bringing efficiencies and capabilities that people are used to in their everyday lives and extending that to our national security mission. “So what now? The next crucial step for FederalRead… Read more »

Federal Government Prepares to Launch FedRAMP Initiative

FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) is led by GSA and is a soon-to-be mandatory government wide program that standardizes the government’s approach to authorizing cloud services for use by federal agencies and monitoring those services to ensure that they continue to meet federal cybersecurity requirements.Once a service goes through the initial FedRAMP authorizationRead… Read more »

Government and Military Officials Will Soon Receive Classified Materials on Smartphones

Reports have surfaced this month indicating that government officials will soon be able to receive classified materials through smartphones. The phones will operate using a specially designed version of Android software, which is being developed alongside Google as part of a multi-agency project that contractors have been hearing rumors of for the past year. TheRead… Read more »

U.S Government Agencies Switching Lanes from Blackberry to iPhones

Recently, there has been a shift in the traditional way government manages mobile devices. Many of today’s U.S. federal agencies are moving from RIM’s blackberry devices to Apple’s iPhone. One reason for this movement is that government employees are tired of being forced to use their out of date government issued Blackberry’s. They have beenRead… Read more »

Federal CIO pushes US Agencies into Mobile Device Management

Mobile Device Management is a growing solution in both the public and private sector. The United States Chief Information Officer Steven Van Roekel launched an initiative in January to increase the adoption rate of Mobile Technologies and by the end of March a comprehensive federal mobile technologies strategy should be released. The January initiative allowedRead… Read more »

Public Kundra Goes Private

Change is one of the most reliable components found within the task of managing an $80 billion dollar IT budget for the US. Vivek Kundra exemplifies this as the former Public Sector CIO accepts the new role of EVP/ emerging markets for none other then the private sector, cloud-friendly app A longtime proponent ofRead… Read more »

TAA Compliance

For any contractor interested in selling its’ products on a GSA Schedule, it is pertinent that you become familiar with, as well as compliant with the Trade Agreement Act (TAA). The TAA outlines where products the government purchases can be manufactured. As GSA Schedule solicitations contain TAA provisions, when applying for a GSA Schedule, yourRead… Read more »

The Price Reduction Clause

The pricing portion of a GSA Schedule is the most complex part of the contract. Since the US federal Government is the world’s largest volume buyer in the world, they expect to receive the lowest price possible for products and services. Therefore, every contract established with the GSA must include a price-reduction clause. This requiresRead… Read more »

In-Sourcing and Budget Cuts: The Implication for Human Capital Management

The Obama Administration has made a continued effort to in-source work performed for the Federal Government. The thought behind this is that government contractors are more expensive than federal employees. In an effort to increase efficiency, the Obama administration has suggested that agencies in the Federal Government in-source some of the work that has historicallyRead… Read more »