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DHS Faces Pressure from Republican Representatives

Department of Homeland Security is facing pressure from three Republican Congressmen over the leaked TSA documents. Representatives Peter King (R-NY), Charles Dent (R-PA), and Gus Nillrakis (R-FL) authored a letter to DHS Secretary Janet Napolitano asking how her department has “addressed the repeated reposting of this security manual to other …

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Special Meet and Greet at Airports for Soldiers

TSA has decided they are going to allow special procedures at airports for soldiers and families of soldiers. Normally, they would have to wait outside of security like everyone else, but TSA has decided they should be able to have special “meet and greet” passes. They are going to be …

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OMB Contest Leads to VA Department Cost Savings

This past September, the Office of Management and Budget asked federal employees to come up with different ideas how to save money or become more efficient. OMB was overwhelmed with the number of ideas and responses they received. With 38,000 different ideas they decided to narrow it down to the …

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FAA Announces New Licensing Procedures

This week the Federal Aviation Administration announced plans for a multi billion-dollar project to modernize air traffic control and flight time called NextGen. This program has goals of saving flight time and over a billion gallons of fuel every year. According to an article from the New York Times, the …

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A Conversation with Martha Dorris of GSA

We sat down with Martha Dorris, the Deputy Associate Administrator in the U.S. General Services Administration on Friday, November 6th, 2009. We had to opportunity to talk about the shift to cloud computing and some of the top IT trends for 2010. We also got to know what social media/web …

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Steven Cooper Makes a Return to Government

Steven Cooper has made a return to the public sector. He has returned as the CIO of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Air Traffic Organization. He has made this move from Strativest, a consulting firm. He was the former CIO of the Homeland Security Department. In fact, he was the first …

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A Conversation With Casey Coleman

ExecutiveBiz had the chance to sit down with Casey Coleman, CIO of the U.S. General Services Administration. They spoke to her about various topics such as apps.gov, social media, cloud computing, and what most people don’t know about her. To read the interview or watch the video interviews that accompany …

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Daniel Gordon Named OFPP Chief

Daniel Gordon was confirmed by the Senate to be the administrator of the federal procurement policy for the Obama administration on Nov. 21, 2009. The position has been empty for over a year, and Gordon’s nomination was one that moved very rapidly through the Senate. According to Federal Computer Week, …

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