Tag Archives: government agency

OPM’s Beth Cobert Announces Moratorium on Qualifications Review Board Case Submissions for Senior Exec Service Appointments

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The Office of Personnel Management has implemented a governmentwide suspension on the processing of an agency’s Qualifications Review Board cases for Senior Executive Service appointments once the agency chief resigns. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, wrote in a memorandum issued Friday the moratorium is scheduled to take effect on Dec. 7 and …

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Dell’s Steve Harris: FITARA Implementation Depends on Agency CIOs, IT Revolving Fund Approval

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Dell’s Steve Harris has said government agencies’ progress in the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act depends on the approval of a White House bill that would establish a $3.1 billion revolving fund for IT system updates, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday. Harris, vice president and general manager of Dell’s federal …

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GSA to Assign New Special Item Number for Health IT Under Schedule 70; Roya Konzman Comments

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The General Services Administration plans to designate a new special item number for health information technology services under the agency’s Information Technology Schedule 70 acquisition vehicle, Federal Times reported Monday. Carten Cordell writes government agencies will have access to health IT services under 132-56 SIN. Roya Konzman, senior IT specialist at GSA, told Federal …

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Lawmakers Seek to Address Federal Duplication Through Bipartisan Bill

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House and Senate lawmakers have introduced a bipartisan bill that would require federal agency executives to address redundancies uncovered by the Government Accountability Office, Federal Times reported Thursday. Sens. Ron Johnson (R-Wis.) and Tom Carper (D-Del.) cosponsored the Getting Results through Enhanced Accountability and Transparency Act of 2016 with Rep. Tammy Duckworth (D-Ill.) and Rep. Steve …

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Beth Cobert: OPM Eyes Modified Qualification Review Board Process Through New Guidance

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The Office of Personnel Management has released new guidance on submission procedures and materials that government agencies can implement when they consider applications for the Qualification Review Board. Beth Cobert, acting OPM director, said in a statement posted Friday that the guidance seeks to comply with an executive order titled “Strengthening the Senior Executive …

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DHS’ Brandon Wales Cites Hurdles to Gov’t Threat Monitoring

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A Department of Homeland Security official has cited bureaucracy as one of the reasons why federal agencies are behind in the adoption of platforms that seek to detect and monitor insider threats in their data networks, Fedscoop reported Thursday. Brandon Wales, director of DHS’ office of cyber and infrastructure analysis, made the remarks at …

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Sen. Tom Carper Intros New Postal Service Reform Bill

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Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.) has introduced a bill that aims to help the U.S. Postal Service change its services and financial performance through operational and business model reforms. Carper’s office said Thursday the Improving Postal Operations, Service, and Transparency Act of 2015 seeks to allow USPS to offer government services through partnerships …

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