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Comings, Goings at OMB, GSA

President Barack Obama nominated a number of officials to fill key economic posts ahead of the forthcoming release of the 2012 budget, according to a Government Executive report. Among those nominated, is a new No. 2 for the Office of Management and Budget — Heather Higginbottom, who was nominated to …

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Military Branches among Top Facebookers in Gov’t

In a poll of social media experts and Facebook users, the armed services were singled out for their social media savvy, according to a report on Nextgov. Facebook’s Washington department polled what Nextgov said was a “handful” of social media experts as well as Facebook users on three of the …

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Major Reorganization of NIST Underway

This week, President Barack Obama signed into a law a major reorganization of the National Institute of Standards and Technology. The America Competes Reauthorization Act of 2010 directs NIST, part of the Commerce Department, to develop cloud-computing solutions with private-sector partners to formalize the organization’s cloud posture, according to a …

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Agencies to Address IPv6 in New IT Contracts

Transitioning to next-generation Internet will now be more firmly entrenched in the federal IT acquisition process, according to a new rule published in the Federal Register last month. The new rule, proposed by the Defense Department, the General Services Administration and NASA, adds certain provisions to the Federal Acquisition Regulation, …

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CES Showroom Offers Glimpse into Federal Tech Future

Are you wondering why all the Beltway techies have been so giddy this week? Look no further than the Consumer Electronics Show, which kicked off in Las Vegas yesterday. According to Washington Post technology blog PostTech, the big stories emanating from the Las Vegas showroom this week are tablets and …

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HUD CIO Shares Best Practices on Refining IT Investments

The chief information officer of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development said HUD made “significant improvements” in managing its IT investments last year. And along with touting his department’s success in a blog post on CIO.gov, HUD CIO Jerry Williams is sharing how HUD did it. “We have …

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IG Report: GSA Needs to Enforce Cybersecurity Policies

The General Services Administration’s inspector general says the agency needs to shore up its cybersecurity. However, the issue is not one of new regulations and policies, but of enforcing the ones already on the books, according to a year-end IG report. The Dec. 8 review, mandated under the Federal Information …

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