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Report: Federal IT Updates, Data Tools Could Save $220B

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council estimates information technology system upgrades and data analysis could help the federal government reduce its deficit by $220 billion, Joseph Marks reports for Nextgov. An organization official told Nextgov a formal version of its Quadrennial Government Technology Review will be released in November. Marks …

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Dan Tangherlini Highlights GSA Mobile, Crowdsourcing Initiatives at Innovation Seminar

Telecommuting, mobile devices, cloud computing and social media are among the General Service Administration‘s avenues for innovation,, acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini said Thursday. According to GovExec, Tangherlini was a panelist for a seminar on innovation in the public and private sectors at The George Washington University Trachtenberg School of Public …

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Pentagon Starting Private-Public IT Workforce Exchange

The Defense Department has finalized the details for an information technology workforce exchange program with the private sector, Nextgov reports. Assignments under the Information Technology Exchange Pilot Program will span from three months to one year. To qualify for the ITEP pilot, applicants must maintain employment within the IT field …

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OIRA Admin Sunstein Wants Agency Plans for Cutting Regulations

Office of Information and Regulatory Affairs Administrator Cass Sunstein released two memos addressed to agency officials aspiring to reduce regulatory burdens on businesses and citizens, Federal News Radio reports. The first memo, directed to agency regulatory policy officers, outlines new guidelines on drafting annual reports. The second memo, sent to …

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CBO Says Average Pay for Feds Higher Than Private Sector

Federal employees with a high school education and a four-year college degree receive higher compensation than similar private sector employees, according to the Congressional Budget Office. CBO released its findings Monday on differences in compensation — wages and benefits — between federal and private sector employees. The CBO said it …

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Dan Gordon: Acquisition Workforce Needs More People, Training

In a Dec. 19 speech, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel contended that implementing across-the-board standards for the federal government’s procurement of cloud computing services could improve communications between the government and private sector. ExecutiveGov broke down the hour-long speech, here. Dan Gordon, who has served as administrator of the Office of Federal …

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