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Robert Brodsky

News

Government implements new performance management law

Agencies have two weeks to pick a senior official to serve as chief operating officer.

CIO Briefing

Contractors would share the pain of a government shutdown

Veterans of past closings advise companies to talk with procurement officials to prepare for the possibility of halting operations.

CIO Briefing

Customs, border bureau forges ahead on insourcing

Technology office plans to cut 1,200 contract employees and hire 1,000 feds.

CIO Briefing

Insourcing provisions land on the cutting room floor

Language that would have brought more work back in-house was not included in either chamber's version of Defense authorization bill.

CIO Briefing

Subcontractor, subgrantee data now available to the public

After nearly two years of delays, USASpending.gov opens a window to new levels of detail on government payments.

CIO Briefing

Defense revises rule on contractor business systems

New proposal lowers the amount the government can withhold from contractors that don't do enough to protect against waste, fraud and abuse.

News

Two small businesses suspended in set-aside probe

EG Solutions and MultimaxArray used GTSI as subcontractors on a Homeland Security information technology contract.

CIO Briefing

Air Force ramps up new strategic sourcing office

Unit is expected to save $2.3 billion over five years by buying common goods and services in bulk.

Cybersecurity

House Oversight Committee set for major re-emergence

Obama tormenter Rep. Darrell Issa is poised to chair powerful committee if GOP wins the House.

News

Survey finds public satisfied with federal call centers

Government-run facilities improving, but still lag behind services private sector provides.

News

Recovery Act reporting reaches highest level of disclosure

More than 99 percent of all prime recipients filed mandatory spending reports last quarter.

IT Modernization

Contracting market set to shrink in fiscal 2011

Analysts find agencies are trying to cut back in most areas, with the exception of cybersecurity, health IT and energy.

CIO Briefing

Suspension of IT contractor has roots in 2008 bid protest

Allegations against GTSI first were leveled by a New Mexico small business two years ago.

CIO Briefing

President reminds senior executives performance is king

In a message to top leaders, Obama underscores the importance of government reform efforts such as closing the IT gap.

CIO Briefing

Industry group fears publicizing contractor database could backfire

Professional Services Council argues opening FAPIIS could improperly influence the bidding process and lead to disclosure of proprietary information.

IT Modernization

Report: IT dashboard plagued by outdated data

Watchdog finds website intended to provide near real-time updates on projects' cost and progress doesn't have the latest information.

CIO Briefing

Contractors caught gaming the system avoid punishment

Eight months after GAO finds fraud in the service-disabled veteran-owed small business program, not a single firm has been suspended.

CIO Briefing

Defense mandates disclosure of contract bundling

Department also will alert lawmakers to large sole-source task or delivery orders.

News

OMB charts performance improvement course

Focus will shift from data collection to using performance information to achieve better results.

CIO Briefing

Air Force calls up cell phone plan to save millions

Service will heed the advice of an employee and change its cell phone strategy.