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Flaws Found in Recovery Act Spending Records

According to the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, more than 12% of reports of Recovery Act spending required corrections. The RAT Board also stated that of the 160,000 reports, there were about 19,000 that had mistakes. These errors occur because the reporting process is rather complicated. It involved more than …

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Lynn Boosts Cybersecurity Ties Down Under

Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn visited with American allies in Australia recently, promoting American ties with the nation and to seek cooperation on cyber security issues. As reported by The New New Internet: “We are much less in a world now of ‘like on like,” he said, using a term …

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Bill Turnbull: New Acting Energy CIO

Federal News Radio reports that William (Bill) Turnbull, the Energy Department’s Associate CIO for Advanced Technology and Systems Integration, will now serve as acting CIO at the Energy Department after Tom Pyke retires Feb. 26. In a note to Energy Department CIO staff, Pyke said that Energy Department deputy CIO …

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What are they Reading? Book Picks from Top Government Executives

Casey Coleman ,CIO of the GSA Casey Coleman is a big fan of “Management 2.0” consultant Gary Hamel.  She featured his work, Moonshots for Management, on her GSA blog last summer.  The piece is part of a larger initiative at the Management Lab on Management Innovation, defined as “an organization’s …

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DoD Hands Down Final Word on Interagency Procurements

The Department of Defense is adopting as final, with changes, the interim rule amending the Defense Federal Acquisition Regulation Supplement (DFARS) to address statutory provisions relating to interagency procurements on behalf of DoD. The now-final rule adds new policy to address certain requirements and expands existing DFARS definitions – effective …

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Snow Days Are Over: Government Reopens

As the snow finally begins to melt, and the metro and buses begin to run at (almost) normal schedules, the federal government reopens.  Government personnel return to work today, Friday, February 12th for the first time since last Thursday. Last night, at the usual announcement time of 6 pm, the …

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OPM Director John Berry Talks Blizzard 2010

John Berry, the director of the Office of Personnel Management, is the key person who decides whether or not the federal government remains open during snowstorms. Blizzard 2010 has closed the federal government for five days in a row now. Will there be six? This will not be decided until …

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DHS Brings Social Networking to the Border

While most segments of the federal government are investing in social media as a means of meeting the president’s Open Government directive, some are being a little more creative than others. The Department of Homeland Security is using social media to help support a major goal – securing the Southwest …

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