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All About Apps

March 24, 2010 Many in government consider the phrase killer apps to be an oxymoron. Federal software typically comes with an extensive list of requirements and takes years to write. By the time applications reach the end user, the technology often is old news. That's why White House officials have spent the past...

All About Apps

March 8, 2010 Michael Morgenstern Many in government consider the phrase killer apps to be an oxymoron. Federal software typically comes with an extensive list of requirements and takes years to write. By the time applications reach the end user, the technology often is old news. That's why White House officials have spent...

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All About Apps

March 1, 2010 A push to develop more online applications is gathering supporters. Many in government consider the phrase killer apps to be an oxymoron. Federal software typically comes with an extensive list of requirements and takes years to write. By the time applications reach the end user, the technology often is old...

Chopra Chided at CES

January 8, 2010 Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra spoke at the Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas, Nevada on Friday and his message was one that should be familiar to Nextgov readers: He spoke abstractly of making government more open to innovation and specifically emphasized the importance of standards in health information...

GSA tags Steven Kempf to lead Federal Acquisition Service

January 7, 2010 The General Services Administration announced on Thursday that it has named Steven Kempf deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, the latest in a string of personnel moves at the government's chief procurement shop. Kempf is an 18-year veteran of the Federal Acquisition Service and will replace Tyree Varnado, who...

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From Nextgov.com: GSA tags Steven Kempf to lead Federal Acquisition Service

January 7, 2010 The General Services Administration announced on Thursday that it has named Steven Kempf deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, the latest in a string of personnel moves at the government's chief procurement shop. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Cybersecurity Appointee Makes History

January 6, 2010 Since his campaign President Obama has repeatedly emphasized how he wants to attract a more diverse group of Americans into public service. Yesterday he advanced that goal by appointing Amanda Simpson to be senior technical advisor to the Commerce Department's Bureau of Industry and Security. Amanda Simpson, formerly a test...

Private equity firm buys majority of GovDelivery

January 5, 2010 The private equity firm Internet Capital Group Inc. announced on Tuesday it is acquiring a majority stake in the communications firm GovDelivery Inc., based in St. Paul, Minn. Founded in 1999, GovDelivery is a leading provider of e-mail and text message alert services to federal agencies. The firm has 60...

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From Nextgov.com: Private equity firm buys majority of GovDelivery

January 5, 2010 The private equity firm Internet Capital Group Inc. announced on Tuesday it is acquiring a majority stake in the communications firm GovDelivery Inc., based in St. Paul, Minn. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Kundra: CIO of the Year?

January 4, 2010 Like any publication scrambling to fill those dark days at the end of the year, InformationWeek handed out its annual awards in December.And there was one name included on the list that may come as a surprise to Nextgov readers: Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, who was named "Chief...

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