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GSA Planning to End Its HR Shared Services

September 16th, 2013 · 1 Comment · government, government business

An interesting article by Jason Miller from Federal News Radio, http://www.federalnewsradio.com/145/3451148/GSA-plans-to-stop-providing-HR-shared-services. GSA provides HR services to 40 agencies, per the article, covering approximately 30,000 employees, of which 18,000 are GSA employees. Private companies have, in some cases, outsourced capabilities that were not ‘core’ to their value-add in the marketplace. They do so because it allows their […]

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Sandy and Social Networking

October 30th, 2012 · No Comments · act-iac, life, social networking, technology

There were two big differences between Sandy for us and many past storms. First, we did not lose power (yet) which is a real plus. Second, since we continued to have Internet access it was remarkable the active interaction with friends and near-friends who were close and geographically far away. Our Sandy experience started in […]

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Federal Countdown – October 5th

October 6th, 2012 · 1 Comment · big data, government 2.0, government business, technology

Every now and again, I get invited to appear on the Federal Countdown, hosted by Francis Rose, Friday afternoons from 3pm to 4pm on WFED radio. The focus of the show is to have two guests select their three most important stories about the Federal Government. The third most important article is discussed by each […]

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Why FedRAMP Is Worth Caring About

December 12th, 2011 · No Comments · CIO, cloud computing, cyber-security, government 2.0

Reposted from AOL Government, http://gov.aol.com/2011/12/12/why-fedramp-is-worth-caring-about/. If you have been at a recent Washington Capitals hockey game when the opponent scores a goal, you know the crowd routinely shouts out “Who cares!” Last week, Steven VanRoekel, Federal CIO, released the long awaited OMB plan for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP; which reminds me to be […]

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DISA and Open-Source

January 26th, 2010 · No Comments · government 2.0

In an earlier post, I talked about the radio show Countdown hosted by Francis Rose on WFED at 2pm Friday’s. The deal was that Francis would have three people select their top Government-related stories of the week and present them in sort of a Casey Kasem 3-2-1 countdown. I was on January 15th, you can […]

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