Tag Archives: resources

Mary Davie: GSA Launches GWAC Pricing Data Display for Federal Agencies

The General Services Administration has introduced a new online tool for government agencies to view data on prices paid for governmentwide acquisition contracts. Mary Davie, assistant commissioner at the Federal Acquisition Service’s office of integrated technology services, wrote in a blog post published Monday the GWAC Alliant and Alliant SB prices paid …

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NTIS Opens Science, Tech Report Database to Public; Bruce Borzino Comments

The Commerce Department’s National Technical Information Service has expanded free access to its database containing federal science and technology reports to the public. The National Technical Reports Library will provide the documents to the American public in electronic PDF format without charge, the service said Oct. 28. “Our mission is to collect and broadly disseminate federal …

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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Seeks to ‘Kill’ Duplicate Databases

The Defense Department is targeting between $10 billion and $20 billion in savings over the next five years by eliminating duplicate databases, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Terry Halvorsen, DoD’s acting chief information officer, said his office is working with Dave Tillotson, acting deputy chief management officer, to execute the business process and systems …

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James Clapper: Intell Community ‘Doing Business with Less Resources’

Director of National Intelligence James Clapper said he is seeing increased activity by the intelligence community despite budget cuts that limit its resources, SIGNAL Magazine reported Sept. 1. Robert Ackerman writes DNI looks to new sensing technologies, phenomenologies, detection systems, automated data analysis tools, Internet of Things-supported intelligence networks, biometrics and cross-platform …

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DOE Study Names Emerging Green Energy States

A federal report on renewable energy has identified several states as rising powerhouses for alternative sources of power that could rival fossil fuels, The Atlantic Cities reported Thursday. Thomas Stackpole writes the National Renewable Energy Laboratory study assessed the western region’s renewable energy supply and demand and named California, Arizona and Nevada …

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Gene Dodaro: Public Debt 73% Of GDP

Debt held by the U.S. public represents 73 percent of gross domestic product, a sharp increase from the 40 percent mark in the 1970s through the 1990s, according to the U.S. comptroller general. Gene Dodaro, head of the Government Accountability Office, gave several figures on U.S. government debt at the …

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Watchdog: Misreported Federal Funds Exceeding $1T

A watchdog organization has found the federal government misreported $1.55 trillion in grants during fiscal year 2011, an increase over the nearly $1.3 trillion for fiscal 2010. According to Federal Computer Week, the Sunlight Foundation found discrepancies in information posted on USASpending.gov compared information from other bookkeeping records. The foundation …

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CBO: US Debt Could Be 77% Of GDP By 2013

The Congressional Budget Office forecasts U.S. debt held by the public could reach 77 percent of gross domestic product by 2023, Reuters reports. David Lawder writes the CBO announced that prediction as it released its fiscal year 2013 analysis, which factors in the nearly $85 billion in automatic spending cuts …

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Timothy Geithner: Treasury Hit Debt Ceiling Before New Year’s

The U.S. Treasury hit the debt ceiling Dec. 31, 2012 and is running out of avenues to avoid a default, Treasury Secretary Timothy Geithner has told Congress in a letter. According to The Hill newspaper, Geithner told Capitol Hill leaders the country could default by mid-February unless Congress raises the …

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