Today’s guests on the Federal News Countdown: – Dan Mintz, Powertek chief operating officer and former Transportation Department CIO – John Palguta, vice president for policy at the Partnership for Public Service
A group of Republican senators rejected the proposed Cybersecurity Act of 2012 that would give the Department of Homeland Security authority over private networks critical to the country’s security, but offered an alternative in the form of the SECURE IT Act.
Mobile computing and devices – think iPads, Androids and more – have made inroads at federal agencies. But is it time to declare the post-PC era just yet? Aileen Black, vice president of federal at IT virtualization company VMware, told In Depth with Francis Rose she thinks agencies are well into the mobile future
Leading Democrats charged Republicans this week with “discrimination” against federal workers amid Congress’s struggle to cut deficit spending.The Democrats said a series of federal pay cuts – most recently as part of the payroll-tax package – pile the deficit-reduction burden on one group of Americans while the rest of the country gets a free pass.
Rep. Jim Moran (D-Va.) says he will sponsor legislation to jostle the federal government’s top career folks out of their “comfort zones.” Moran spoke at the release of a report that found found that nearly half of federal senior executives had never changed positions, contrary to what Congress envisioned when it created the SES in 1978.
The Government Accountability Office on Tuesday issued a report identifying many overlapping or wasteful government functions, saying the government potentially could save tens of billions of dollars annually if the right remedies were pursued.