Posts Tagged: Department

Federal Technology Spending Expected to Increase in 2014

Posted originally on Federal Technology Insider. Earlier this month, President Obama submitted the annual budget for fiscal year 2014 to Congress. Despite much discussion on federal spending cuts, the Obama administration requested a $2 billion increase in federal IT spending. According to Steve VanRokel, federal CIO, the key takeaway is that investment in IT willRead… Read more »

Celebrating National Park Week – Our National Parks: The Pride of America [infographic]

It’s National Park Week! Go out and celebrate “America’s best idea” with free admission to all National Parks from April 20-28th. Learn more about the history and scope of our National Parks from this infographic from UNC-Chapel Hill’s public administration program and OnlineMPADegrees.com: OnlineMPADegrees.com & [email protected]

White House Wants Funds for New Industrial Base Support Program

The White House’s budget request for fiscal year 2014 includes $14 million for the Defense Department to start a new program aiming to help defense companies manage breaks in production. This program also intends to help defense vendors avoid reconstitution costs for capability after either a defense procurement hiatus for a large program, according toRead… Read more »

The BYOD Initiative: How Public and Private Sector Industries Can Offset Legal, Privacy Considerations

Originally published on Federal Technology Insider, this video offers best practices in securing mobile device for agencies. One tech trend that is living up to expectations in terms of generating discussion is how workplaces should address the convergence of personal and professional technologies. One of the core discussions that agencies are having is about howRead… Read more »

Program Management in an Era of Tight Budgets – How Strategic Sourcing Could Loosen the Squeeze

By Tom Kuhn, PhD and Fellow, DAWIA III from Integrity Matters blog For a better part of twelve years the federal budget has been pretty ample and programs were free to operate in a much more flexible environment. “Supplemental” allotments of funding were in large supply at the Department of Defense (DoD). Then the faucetRead… Read more »

GAO Report Signals Opportunity for Contractors in Agile Software Development

Applying agile software development methods to IT projects has been a hot topic as of late at the Government Accountability Office (GAO). The agency recently unveiled a report highlighting its 32 tips for applying agile development to help improve how the federal government will develop and implement IT infrastructure projects. Specifically, these tips focus onRead… Read more »

Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area Recognized by the U.S. Office of Personnel Management: CFC Hero Awards

Global Impact, whose mission is to assure help for the world’s most vulnerable people, announced Lieutenant Commander Michael Edwards and Mr. Edward Gingold received the CFC Hero Award from the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) for their efforts as campaign workers for the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign of the National Capital Area (CFCNCA). Lieutenant CommanderRead… Read more »

BREAKING HR NEWS – FIRST PATHWAYS INTERNSHIP ANNOUNCEMENT!

Congratulations Dept of the Interior, Office of the Secretary Internship Program. Pathways officially started July 12th, 2012. I believe that DOI is first federal agency to post a PATHWAYS Internship announcement on USAJOBS.gov. Open July 16 to July 23, 2012. Good work HR Specialist: [email protected] But check out below … this is only a 3Read… Read more »

Q&A: Robert Derby of Sage Communications Discusses Why Agencies Like GSA Need Targeted Marketing to Save Taxpayer Dollars

As government agencies are continually under the microscope when it comes to the most effective use of taxpayer dollars, it is critical to make sure that all marketing efforts are targeted and offer the most ROI. The editorial team of FedConnects recently connected with Robert Derby, Senior Vice President, Branding and Marketing Communications at SageRead… Read more »

Agencies Developing More Comprehensive Mobile Strategies and Policies

Monica Mayk Parham, Marketing Director, Market Connections, Inc. The rise of mobile technology in the government sector has allowed government employees to be more nimble and effective. Though with increased mobility comes greater challenges for those in charge of implementing mobile applications, such as Roger Baker, CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). TheRead… Read more »