Tag Archives: IT

Technology, Engineering Promises Robust Growth in GovCon World

Technology is becoming one of the fastest-growing career fields, with computer-related jobs topping the list and engineering evolving into a promising field for government contractors, according to the Department of Labor. “In the information technology sector, we have seen a significant growth in information security,” Edward Wilde, director of talent …

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Tech Pros Losing Faith in America as a Global IT Innovation Leader

Most business technology professionals believe the United States has lost its position as a global IT innovation leader, citing offshore job movement, failure in education, and national policy making as top three reasons, according to a new report. The “Research: Innovation Mandate” report surveyed nearly 625 business technology professionals on …

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Education Department’s Acquisition Regulations Get a Makeover

The Department of Education is reviewing its purchasing regulations, which have not been updated in 23 years, according to a new notice in yesterday’s Federal Register. The Department of Education Acquisition Regulation was last updated in 1987, and in the years since, the Federal Acquisition Regulation has changed significantly. These …

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Vivek Kundra: ‘Stop the Madness’ on IT Spending Sprees

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra acknowledged the federal government has to “stop the madness” when it comes to wasting money on ineffective data centers and other IT resources, according to InformationWeek. Speaking at the NASA IT Summit held Aug. 16-18, Kundra highlighted accomplishments the federal government has achieved in …

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Government to Conserve Energy on ‘Power IT Down Day’

In an effort to reduce the government’s energy consumption, federal employees, as well as the private sector corporations serving them, will power down all electronics Aug. 27 as part of “Power IT Down Day.” The day of conservation comes as part of last February’s GreenGov Final Report, which encouraged ideas …

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NSF Gets New Chief Technology Officer

Dr. José Muñoz, acting director of the National Science Foundation’s Office of Cyberinfrastructure, has been named the new chief technology officer. “We want to thank Dr. Muñoz for the leadership and direction he provided to the Office of Cyberinfrastructure,” OCI said in an announcement. “We are especially grateful to him …

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Obama Requests $80 Billion in IT Spending for 2011

Despite calling for a discretionary budget freeze for 2011, President Barack Obama has requested $79.4 billion in spending on information technology projects for fiscal 2011, a 1.2 percent increase over the amount he requested for fiscal 2010.  Included in the proposal are 29 new major IT projects, making for a total …

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