Tag Archives: federal government

Gary Cohen: 14 States, DC to Run Own Health Exchanges

Fourteen states and the District of Columbia will operate their own health insurance exchanges and start enrolling customers in October 2013, David Morgan reports for Reuters. Gary Cohen, director of the Center for Consumer Information and Insurance Oversight, told a House panel last week he believes states and the federal …

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GSA Cutting Typewriter, Trophy Contracts

The General Services Administration is taking a new step in modifying its multiple award schedules by eliminating 8,000 contracts, the agency announced Thursday. GSA will no longer award contracts typewriters, photographic equipment, trophies and commemorative or promotional items. Each of those contracts costs $3,000 per year to administer and GSA …

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Survey: Cyber Feds Have Top Opportunities, Recruiting a Challenge

The government is a stable and opportunity-bound work environment for information security professionals, according to a survey from (ISC)2. (ISC)2 released its 2012 Career Impact Survey this week, which found information security professionals have opportunities to advance and receive raises while working in the public sector. The study surveyed more than 2,250 …

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GAO Says Federal Financial Statement Flawed, Incomplete

The Government Accountability Office said on Wednesday it was not able to give an opinion on the Treasury Department‘s annual financial statement for the entire government. In his 6-page statement accompanying the full report, Comptroller General Gene Dodaro cited “material weaknesses in internal control over financial reporting and other limitations on the …

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Federal Funding Bill Approved, Focus Turns to Supercommittee

Congress avoided the drama of earlier disputes on the federal budget by passing a continuing resolution Thursday to ensure the federal government remains open through mid-December. President Obama signed the legislation Friday, as reported by Reuters, which keeps the government operating through Dec. 16. The House approved the Consolidated and …

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Fed Officials Point to Acquisition Problems for Cloud

Aligning federal acquisition rules to better serve cloud services procurements “is a problem,” according to Steve Cooper, the Federal Aviation Administration‘s acting chief information officer. He spoke on the issue at a recent AFCEA Bethesda event and added, “we do not have an answer yet,” according to a report in …

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Raytheon, GSN Honor Thad Allen for ‘Distinguished Leadership’

Raytheon and Government Security News honored retired Coast Guard Adm. Thad Allen Monday with the publication’s first-ever award for “Distinguished Leadership and Innovation in Public Safety and Security.” A Raytheon statement calls the award GSN’s highest public safety award, recognizing individuals who contribute to the public’s safety and well-being through …

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Lawmaker Wants Smoking Sections Gone from Federal Buildings

Federal employees who smoke may have to find someplace else, other than their workplace, to smoke if one lawmaker’s idea gets traction on Capitol Hill. Last week, Rep. Susan Davis (D-Calif.) introduced the Smoke-Free Federal Buildings Act (H.R. 3382), which would ban smoking inside and 25-feet around all federally-owned buildings …

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