Acquisition

Federal Eye: CDC’s Dr. Richard Besser Joins ABC News

In the latest example of a government official leaving public service for television, the CDC’s Dr. Richard Besser will join ABC News in September as a senior medical editor and correspondent, according to an internal ABC memo obtained by The Eye. “Dr. Besser’s distinguished background in public health, emergency preparedness, and epidemiology will enhance theRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: $100 Million in Savings, Pinch by Pinch

Remember back in April when President Obama ordered the Cabinet to come up with $100 million in costs savings? And remember when critics blasted the plan as too little too late? Government penny-pinchers have found a way to save $102 million this fiscal year and another $140 million during fiscal year 2010. The solution? InstallRead… Read more »

Federal Eye: Uncertified Guards Protected FDA Headquarters

At least 58 private contract security guards with improper credentials were reassigned from the Food and Drug Administration headquarters in Rockville this month after an inspection by the Federal Protective Service, according to two FPS officers familiar with the incident. The contractor, Chenega Integrated Services Inc., was also fined about $163,000 and ordered to reviewRead… Read more »

Acquisition Workforce Reform Starts From Within

From The Acquisition Corner The Federal Acquisition Innovation and Reform (FAIR) Institute, a nonprofit focusing on federal contracting reform, earlier this month released a report on acquisition workforce development in conjunction with their Point of View series on federal contracting. The report, like their earlier work, is a common-sense approach to tackling difficult issues inRead… Read more »

Real Acquisition Reform with ANCs

From The Acquisition Corner: The central pillars of acquisition reform are to prevent and eliminate waste, fraud, and abuse. To that end, Sen. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), chair of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee’s Contracting Oversight Subcommittee, held a scheduled hearing to take a closer look at the Alaska Native Corporation (ANC) 8(a)Read… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 7 Final

July 22, 2009 continued 1:00 pm PacificFleet: RT @FlexPlexico: Don’t complain about social media policy unless you’re willing to change it – http://govsocmed.pbworks.com/ #ogi 1:01 pm US_EUCOM: Looking forward to the panel on Measuring the Impact of Social Media. #ogi 1:03 pm washingtronic: lol @Dave_Ferguson: [email protected] Fed hiring process IS onerous, in the way thatRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 5

July 21, 2009 continued 4:00 pm ScottHorvath: RT @krazykriz: Q for Kundra: What’s your plan to encourage orgs to unblock sites like @GovLoop where gov is collabing transparently? #ogi 4:00 pm krazykriz: More on the “digital landfill” w/all the data – is a new competency the ability to dig and discover gems? Mining in theRead… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 4

July 21, 2009 continued 12:00 pm topperge: As we go to real time services, also need real time security for security clearances, not a clipboard survey #OGI (via @paula_thrasher) 12:00 pm web20blog: Transparency as a way to bring about believe something david weinberger #ogi #gov20 12:00 pm csukach: Dr. David Weinberger speaking now #ogi 12:00Read… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 3

July 21, 2009 continued 9:25 am marydavie: Follow @kpkfusion if you want a different perspective #ogi 9:25 am shorepoints: Following a great conversation on Social Media @ #ogi 9:25 am salemonz: O’Reilly: if it works, great; if it does not, stop doing it. We have problem with stopping things in gov’t. #ogi 9:25 am Riverbyte:Read… Read more »

Sweet Gov Conference Tweets – Open Government & Innovations Conference (#OGI) – Part 2

July 21, 2009 Continued 8:30 am jrick: Not sure where to focus attention: On speaker, on his PPT, on TwitterBerry, or on huge live-Tweet screens flanking speaker? #ogi #add 8:30 am civictec: RT @GovTwit: RT @mixtmedia: Transparency has tremendous impact on accountability #ogi 8:30 am salemonz: Chopra: by provisioning open API we could greatly helpRead… Read more »