Posts Tagged: White

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 Fellows… 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 NIST… Read more »

IJIS Institute’s Technical Advisory Committees Publish New White Papers

Papers explore the NIEM-UML specification and provide guidance on selecting and implementing technology solutions Ashburn, VA (August 21, 2013). The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission‐critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, is pleased to announce the publication of two new white papers authored by IJIS Institute Advisory Committees:… 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 Procurement… 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 all… 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 within… Read more »

White House Unveils Open Source API to View Petition Data

The White House has developed a new application programming interface intended to help users view data on petitions holding more than 150 signatures and posted on the “We the People” site. Next on the White House’s agenda is an API designed to help individuals collect and submit signatures on their own platforms and not having… Read more »

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 to… Read more »

IJIS Institute Publishes White Papers on Corrections Information Sharing and NIEM Internationalization Support

Papers explore corrections information sharing and NIEM globalization Ashburn, VA (March 28, 2013). The IJIS Institute, a nonprofit organization that focuses on mission‐critical information sharing for justice, public safety, and homeland security, is pleased to announce the publication of two new white papers authored by IJIS Institute Advisory Committees: 1) Value of Corrections Information: Benefits… Read more »

Petitioning the Government Doesn’t Guarantee Success

Read this before you sign another petition. What makes a proper petition? And are they useful? We Americans love our petitions, but too many don’t understand how they work. A well-written petition, directed to the appropriate target, can be an important tool to create change, but it can’t stand alone. Our Constitution’s First Amendment guarantees… Read more »