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EPA Official to Join OMB’s E-Gov Team as Deputy Administrator

Lisa Schlosser, an Environmental Protection Agency official, will join the Office of Management and Budget as federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra’s deputy administrator in the Office of E-Government and Information Technology, according to various media reports. Schlosser, now the principal deputy associate administrator for EPA’s Office of External Affairs …

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Performance.gov’s Public Rollout a Question Mark after E-Gov Funding Cut

Performance.gov was to be a cornerstone of the federal government’s transparency and open-government initiatives. Conceived to be a “one-stop shop” for federal performance information, complete with dashboards tracking key agency goals, the site’s public rollout is now in jeopardy after the administration’s funding for certain federal websites was slashed. The …

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DHS Cyber Workforce to Get Boost

Fresh off a proposed White House cybersecurity plan that would give Department of Homeland officials authority over federal civilian networks, DHS announced it will ramp up its cyber workforce, according to a Federal Times report. The department plans to beef up its cyber personnel from 260 to 400 workers, by …

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OMB: Two Open-gov Sites to Close, Others to be Scaled Back

The Office of Management and Budget has announced it will close down two open-government federal websites because of cuts to the E-Government Fund, Federal News Radio reports. The two sites slated for shuttering are FedSpace, the General Services Administration’s online collaboration portal, and the Citizen Services Dashboard, which was to …

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Army’s Cloud Migration in Question

The Army’s cloud transition — moving 1.6 million email accounts to a Defense Information Systems Agency enterprise cloud — is now in question, after a House subcommittee voted to withhold 98 percent  of the program’s budget. The House Armed Services Committee’s Emerging Threats and Capabilities Subcommittee voted to withhold funding …

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GSA to Consolidate Contractor Databases Using Open Source

The General Services Administration will begin next year consolidating eight different databases containing information about contractors — everything from solicitation data and contract award amounts to rosters of suspended contractors — into a single database powered by open-source software. Federal Times reports that GSA will begin making progress next year …

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