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Obama Requests $80 Billion in IT Spending for 2011

Despite calling for a discretionary budget freeze for 2011, President Barack Obama has requested $79.4 billion in spending on information technology projects for fiscal 2011, a 1.2 percent increase over the amount he requested for fiscal 2010.  Included in the proposal are 29 new major IT projects, making for a total …

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Obama to Field Questions on YouTube

In case it hadn’t already been made abundantly clear, the Obama administration has put an increasingly intense emphasis on Web 2.0 initiatives. The president has announced plans for a YouTube event this week in which he will take questions from users about the current state and direction of the nation …

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McClure Shares Thoughts on Optimizing Open Government

The Obama administration’s expansive effort to bring transparency to the federal government is moving forward, but not without its share of challenges. David McClure, associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Communications, highlighted the idea that the initiative is not an overnight prospect for government and private executives …

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USAJOBS Gets Makeover

The Office of Personnel Management has taken steps to improve the federal government’s job engine USAJOBS.gov, making changes to increase ease and efficiency. “USAJOBS is a great example of a hugely successful internet job site, the one that is helping people find Federal jobs,” said OPM Director John Berry. The …

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Navy Plans Launch of “Pulse”

Just last week we mentioned the launch of “milBook,” the Defense Department’s secure networking tool. Now the Navy is launching “Pulse.” This will be their very own secure blog. Robert Carey, Navy CIO, said that this blog allows anyone in the Navy or Marine Corps to give feedback on IT …

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GSA Launches New Blog

GSA has launched the “Great Government through Technology Blog,” a blog about the federal technology space. Assistant Commissioner for Integrated Technology Services, Ed O’Hare, launched this new blog. It will be a regularly updated blog with breaking news and posts. The goal of the blog is to create a medium …

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