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Jason Miller


GSA: Alliant has everything

The new megacontract incorporates the federal enterprise architecture and the Defense Department's enterprise architecture.


OMB says agency business cases improving

Latest Management Watch List report shows agencies removed 210 business cases from the watch list.


Security initiatives start to converge

Many in the federal IT community see greater emphasis on operational assurance.


OPM's Enger leaves legacy of e-government

Norm Enger retired from OPM on July 31 after five years of working on assorted human resources e-government initiatives.


GSA to name Schobert as ITS CTO

Fred Schobert also will be the director of the IPv6 transformation effort.


OPM wants more HR LOB services

In request for information, the Office of Personnel Management asks vendors to provide details on employee hiring services.


Three vendors protest Navy RFP for IT asset management

The companies allege the service wired the contract to another vendor and put restrictive clauses in the solicitation.


Census says Internet option is too risky

Lawmakers and Census officials spar over the benefits of a Web-based survey.


GAO recommends changes to FISMA reporting

Auditors suggest to the Office of Management and Budget ways to improve the performance metrics for agency security controls.


A case of too many data restrictions

Intelligence leaders will offer a new proposal to stop excesses of unclassified data labeling.


ODNI to issue 500-day plan

Director Mike McConnell says the office's initial 100-day plan to transform federal intelligence collaboration has paid dividends.

Digital Government

FBI moving to Phase 2 of Sentinel

After releasing the first phase last month, bureau officials are outlining capabilities and milestones for the rest of the system.


Spending database takes shape

Much work remains to be done to create mandatory database by the 2008 deadline.


FBI, Secret Service must improve cybercrime training

A Government Accountability Office report has found that law enforcement employees lack the necessary skills to keep up with evolving technologies.


GSA set to issue HSPD-12 cards

The agency plans to have 22 enrollment stations operating by Aug. 24.


Lawmakers want online census for 2010

Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) promised to force the Census Bureau to at least test using the Internet for the decennial count.


GSA seeks help in tracking sensitive info

The General Services Administration details 19 major objectives for vendors to meet in a request for information.


OMB, DHS outline data security best practices

A new paper lists 10 common mistakes agencies make in securing data and ways to fix them.


9-11 Commission recommendations bill off to conference

House Democratic lawmakers hope for quick agreement with Senate, although potential sticking points include first-responder interoperability and cargo screening deadlines.


The new door openers

Defense Department officials used HSPD-12 smart cards in 10 trial runs to test their feasibility for providing improved building access security.