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Cloud Computing Focus of GovConExec Magazine Special Issue

Executive Mosaic, ExecutiveGov’s parent company and publisher of GovConExec magazine, a publication geared toward news and analysis of government contracting, will launch a special issue devoted to one of the most important issues facing both the government and the private sector: cloud computing. The latest issue, which marks GovConExec’s second …

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VA’s Tech Budget Takes Hit; Shinseki Says IT Still ‘Key’

The Department of Veterans Affairs’ 2012 budget request for technology has taken a hit compared to the department’s request last year. VA is requesting $3.16 billion for IT for the coming fiscal year, which represents a decrease of about $3.3 billion from the 2011 budget request, VA Secretary Eric Shinseki …

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GAO Report on Gov’t Waste Targets IT Programs

The 345-page Government Accountability Office report, revealing “unnecessary duplication, overlap or fragmentation” in federal programs, landed with a thud on Congress’ doorstep earlier this week. And, as observers pick through its findings, detailing more than 30 general areas of overlap and a host of duplicated programs, they will find a …

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Social Media Could be Key to Open Gov, Higher Poll Numbers

The Obama administration has made open government, through the use of technology and innovation, one of its high-profile goals. And, recent poll numbers suggest there is a clear-cut strategic and political impetus for conducting government out in the open, so to speak. Fast Company reports on a recent Pew research …

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GAO Drops Report Detailing Waste, Duplication on Congress’ Doorstep

The Government Accountability Office, the government’s watchdog agency, released Tuesday a report containing information on myriad government programs plagued by “unnecessary duplication, overlap or fragmentation.” Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.), one of the main proponents of the review, which was mandated by an amendment Coburn proposed to a bill that reset …

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Kundra Provides Glimpse into Cybersecurity Oversight Program

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra provided the first public glimpse into a classified cybersecurity oversight program, designed to make sure federal agencies are making the proper headway in shoring up the protection of cyber networks. Speaking at the Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association in Bethesda, Md., last week, …

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Genachowski Takes National Broadband Plan on the Road

Chairman of the Federal Communications Commission, Julius Genachowski, took the agency’s plan to shore up national broadband networks on the road last week. “The spectrum crunch is real,” he said in a speech at Duke University Law, according to the Charlotte Observer. “If we don’t do something about it we’ll …

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