Posts Tagged: Center

Leading Across Boundaries in an Era of Complex Challenges

Governments today face serious, seemingly intractable public management issues that go to the core of effective governance and leadership. Government leaders are presented with difficult choices, but also unprecedented opportunities. The right kind of leadership approach and style can drive change in government. From budget reductions to a struggling economy, disasters to pandemics, the seemingly… Read more »

Audit Outlines Missed IT Savings Chances for Agencies

A Government Accountability Office report says federal agencies have largely not developed comprehensive plans to consolidate information technology systems under the PortfolioStat initiative, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Joseph Marks writes GAO identified 200 IT reform opportunities that could save agencies up to $5.8 billion through 2015. GAO’s savings projection is more than double the $2.5 billion… Read more »

Report: $20B Up for Grabs in Upcoming NIH IT Competition

Both technology manufacturers and resellers will compete under a potential 10-year, $20 billion government-wide information technology contract vehicle run by a National Institutes of Health office, the Washington Post reported Sunday. Marjorie Censer writes that NIH’s Information Technology Acquisition and Assessment Center intends to award 50 contracts under the Chief Information Officer-Commodities and Solutions program… Read more »

Cafritz Awards: Deadline November 8, 2013

Help us celebrate the best in public service! Nominate yourself or someone you know for The 13th Annual Morris & Gwendolyn Cafritz Foundation Awards for Distinguished DC Government Employees. Established in 2000 and now in its 13th year, the Cafritz Awards program recognizes the extraordinary service and commitment of public servants who – often working… Read more »

Analyst Forecasts $62B Per Year in Defense Procurements

A Center for Strategic and Budgetary Assessments analyst predicts that defense budget may drop as much as $415 billion if sequestration remains in place over the next decade, Aviation Week reported Friday. Michael Bruno writes CSBA defense analyst Todd Harrison said Thursday that the military’s authorized procurement would fall to $62 billion on an annual… Read more »

HHS Biodefense Center Acquires Pentagon Tech

The Defense Department has supplied technologies to a national center funded by the Department of Health and Human Services that works to help defend the U.S. against diseases and threats, American Forces Press Service reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes the HHS Texas A&M Center for Innovation in Advanced Development and Manufacturing aims to counter health… Read more »

ZAI Wins NASA Goddard Info, Library Services Subcontract

Fairfax, Va.-based Zimmerman Associates has won a subcontract to help manage the NASA Goddard Space Flight Center’s information library. Cadence Group Associates is the prime contractor for the program, ZAI said. “This win allows us to continue with the specialized library support we have been providing to NASA GSFC since 2001,” said ZAI Chief Information… Read more »

Navy to Hold UUV Briefing for Industry

The U.S. Navy plans to hold industry briefings in October on a program to build an unmanned underwater vehicle, Military & Aerospace Electronics reported Thursday. John Keller writes Naval Undersea Warfare Center officials will discuss the Large Displacement Unmanned Undersea Vehicle program with interested companies on Oct. 16 at Alion Science and Technology in Washington,… Read more »

NOAA Takes Next Steps Towards Virtulized Data Centers

Originally posted on Federal Technology Insider: The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) is laying the groundwork to take virtualization to the next level with plans to create a virtual data center that provisions compute and storage capabilities using a combination of private and public cloud computing resources. The goal is coupled with NOAA’s objective… Read more »