Tag Archives: White House

White House Order Tightens Classified Info Policies

President Barack Obama issued an executive order Friday strengthening policies for handling classified information, following a review of policies and practices regarding the handling of classified information. The order requires federal agencies to designate a senior official to oversee the agency’s classified information and safeguarding. Agencies must also implement a …

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WH Orders Agencies to Review Existing Contracts Before Asking for New Ones

The White House has ordered procurement executives at federal agencies to prepare analyses to ensure they are not duplicating an existing contract before releasing a solicitation. The Office of Federal Procurement Policy released guidance Thursday, saying agencies must begin developing business cases for establishing or renewing government-wide contracts, multiagency contracts …

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Pentagon Looking to Cap Defense Contractor Exec Pay

The Defense Department is looking to place a cap on the executive pay of defense contractors, extending the limit from the top five to all positions, according to an All Headline News report. Under the proposed $693,951-per-year cap, executive pay would include wages, salaries, bonuses and deferred compensation. The House …

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Agencies to Review Conference Spending After DOJ Muffin Flap

The White House has ordered federal agencies to review their spending on conferences after a well-publicized report was released on the Justice Department’s conference-spending practices. An inspector general report said the DOJ spent $121 million on conferences in 2008 and 2009, exceeding its spending limit. The conferences included high-priced food …

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White House Report Claims Data.gov Portal is Working

The White House has responded to critics of its open government initiatives by releasing a status report, claiming it has made progress in informing the public. In its 34-page report, the White House acknowledged it needs to do more work in creating a more open government, but hit back at …

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