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OFPP’s Gordon to Testify in Contractor Donations Hearings; Subpoena Averted

Chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Darrell Issa has dropped plans to subpoena Office of Management and Budget officials, Politico reports, after the White House announced Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Dan Gordon would testify before the committee in hearings dealing with government contractors’ political donations. …

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GSA Hires New Deputy for Office of Citizen Services, Tech Office

The General Services Administration Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies has announced a new addition to one of the agency’s top technology and policy shops. GSA wooed Kathy Conrad, formerly a senior vice president for Jefferson Consulting, a federal business development firm, to the office’s new principal deputy associate …

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Administration Zeroes in on Replacement at Commerce

The Wall Street Journal, citing an unnamed administration source, reported the Obama administration has settled on three possible candidates to be the next commerce secretary. According to The Journal, one of the hopefuls currently serves in the administration, while the other two come from the business world. That has the …

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VA CIO Wants to Open Department to iPads

The chief information officer of the Department of Veterans Affairs wants to make it easier for veterans and their doctors to use iPads, particularly for healthcare applications. “I’ve told my folks I don’t want to say ‘no’ to those devices anymore,” CIO Roger Baker said at a TechAmerica conference this …

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DoD to Update Process for IT Purchasing

The Defense Department isn’t only in the business of buying massive, multimillion-dollar weapons programs anymore. Increasingly, Pentagon dollars, like those of many other federal agencies, are being spent on commercial off-the-shelf solutions. But DoD is still saddled with an acquisition system geared more toward missiles than state-of-the-art IT equipment. The …

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