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New Fed Tools: FedSpace, Go.USA.Gov, and Challenges/Prizes

GSA is offering federal agencies several new, exciting tools. During yesterday’s 2010 Government Web and New Media Conference, Bev Godwin, who established GSA’s Federal Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement shared with conference attendees what these new tools were and how they can, and will be used. The first …

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GSA Hosts 2010 Government Web & New Media Conference

The 7th Annual Web Manger University’s Government Web and New Media Conference was surely a sign of the times. When the GSA Administrator was unable to give the welcome address as the schedule had originally planned, she appeared on the big screen through Skype. Audience members started a “twitterfall” by …

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CIA’s 5-year Plan Invests in Personnel, Technology

The CIA yesterday announced its five-year plan that will focus on completing outstanding work done since 9/11 by acting decisively on today’s national security challenges, including terrorism, the proliferation of dangerous technology, cyber threats, and the actions of rogue states. “There’s something I’ve often said about government, but it applies …

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GSA Names Kathleen Turco as Head of Governmentwide Policy

General Services Administration’s Martha Johnson yesterday announced there will be a new associate administrator for the Office of Governmentwide Policy effective May 3. Kathleen Turco, who has served as GSA’s principal adviser on federal financial management, will lead the development and evaluation of government-wide policies for management and internal operations …

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Obama Creates Task Force, New Website to Help Small Businesses

President Barack Obama yesterday signed an executive order requiring federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra and federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra to create a website that tracks agency progress in meeting all small-business goals, as well as calling for the creation of a task force that will ensure small …

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A Double Dose of Acquisition Reform

Last week, DoD and Congress each moved forward with acquisition reform measures: DoD proposed changes to DFARS to comply with OCI-prevention language in section 207 of the Weapons System Acquisition Reform Act of 2009 (WSARA) and the House Armed Services Committee unaimously approved H.R. 5013, the IMPROVE Acquisitions Act of …

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Public Service Recognition Week

Next week is a week dedicated to celebrating those who serve in the government. It was started in 1985, and activities are held nationwide to honor the men and women who work in public service, whether in federal, state, local, or county government. PSRW is a week to educate citizens …

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FCC Launches New Task Force

The FCC is working on the nation’s spectrum agenda. Today, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced the launch of a Spectrum Task Force. Ruth Milkman, the current Chief of the Wireless Telecommunications Bureau, as well as Julius Knapp, the current Chief of the Office of Engineering Technology, will be co-chairing the …

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Dirty Bomb Drill Looks to Prepare Personnel for Cleanup Operations

The Environmental Protection Agency today initiated a five-day homeland security exercise with the involvement of more than 700 personnel from federal, state and local agencies and the private sector. Called Liberty RadEx, the drill is the largest one of its kind to test the nation’s capability to clean up and …

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