Posts Tagged: House

A House Divided: What Politicized Oversight Means for Gov.’t Employees (and What They Can Do About It) – Part 2

The House of Representatives is launching investigations into a variety of topics, and agencies must be prepared for document and other requests. Here’s how agencies can do that.

William Noonan: Legislative Action Needed to Bolster Consumer Data Protection

William Noonan, the U.S. Secret Service’s head of cyber investigations, has urged Congress to require businesses to notify consumers and law enforcement agencies in the event of a data breach, FCW reported Wednesday. Adam Mazmanian writes that Noonan appeared at a House Financial Services Subcommittee on Financial Institutions and Consumer Credit hearing Wednesday. “While thereRead… Read more »

Great PMF Rotational Opportunity to work as part of the Presidential Innovation Fellows Program- Please help spread the word!

Hi Everyone; Because of OPM’s switch to the Talent Acquisition System (TAS), my PMF Rotational Opportunity posting has gotten buried!! It’s an amazing opportunity for the PMF so please help me spread the word. We’re looking for one, possibly 2, PMFs to detail to help us on the program staff for the Presidential Innovation FellowsRead… Read more »

Patrick Gallagher, Michael Daniel Ask for Draft Cyber Guidelines Input

The White House and the National Institute of Standards and Technology are collecting feedback on a preliminary set of cybersecurity standards for the private sector. This voluntary framework seeks to provide commercial and government organizations a common language to share cyber risk management strategies, according to a White House blog post published Tuesday by NISTRead… Read more »

House Approves Bill to Stop Pentagon Civilian Furloughs

The House on Tuesday approved two amendments to the fiscal year 2014 defense authorization bill that would ban the Pentagon from furloughing civilian workers for that fiscal year, GovExec reports. Kellie Lunney writes one amendment applies to civilian defense workers placed on unpaid leave and the other amendment covers employees falling under working capital funds.Read… Read more »

The Outlook for Discretionary Spending

I’ve been closely following the federal budget for more than two decades, and at no point have things been more confusing, not only to observers like myself, but more importantly to federal managers and executives who are trying to plan their department budgets. A grand bargain on the budget would be welcome news not onlyRead… Read more »

White House Seeks to Cut Contractor Pay Reimbursement Cap

The White House is calling on Congress to eliminate the current formula used for reimbursing contractor salaries and tie the reimbursement cap to the president’s $400,000-per-year salary. All defense and civilian cost-reimbursement contracts would be covered under that cap but agencies could gain exemptions for specialized skilled positions such as scientists or engineers, Federal ProcurementRead… Read more »

Open Data: The Latest Step toward Federal Government Transparency

Another chapter of the open government initiative has been written as the White House announced the implementation of the newly minted Open Data Policy earlier this month. Designed to incorporate all forms of information, the policy dictates a new standard for maintaining data. The standard requires all data be “open and machine-readable.” By forcing allRead… Read more »

How Shared Services Yields Opportunities for Industry

by Lloyd McCoy Jr., Senior Analyst I recently attended a luncheon where several deputy CIOs from the Defense, Agriculture, and Interior Departments, as well as the GSA IT Transition Executive, spoke about their cost saving initiatives. Besides providing progress reports on their consolidation and optimization efforts, they called on vendors that had extensive footprints withinRead… Read more »