The Lebanon Medical Center in Pennsylvania is using a new dashboard to measure how it’s implementing sustainability efforts. VA expects to save or avoid about $178,000 in the first year of the portal’s use at the facility.
Former ”e-gov Czar” Mark Forman joins host Mark Amtower on today’s program. September 26, 2011
The agency is extending the FTS2001 bridge contract with four vendors for at least another six months. Most of the largest agencies have not fully transitioned to the telecommunications. GSA is readying several other contracts including for HSPD-12 services and strategic sourcing for wireless services.
Some administration officials fear the acquisition workforce can’t properly manage government contracts. Dan Gordon said strengthening that workforce is OFPP’s number one priority. He also said he wants to improve communication between government acquisition officers and industry.
Several agencies officials spoke about challenges they face in trying to green their organizations. Enlisting the help of the private sector, especially small businesses, may provide a solution.
The AFFIRM panel discusses how to stay innovative.
Captain James Cash of the Coast Guard spoke at the AFFIRM panel about the lesson learned from the Gulf Coast oil spill. The panel was moderated by Chris Dorobek.
The DorobekINSIDER moderates AFFIRM meeting on Gulf Coast spill response.
Recently, Federal IT officials have been talking about important changes to the way that financial management systems at federal agencies are upgraded. But now one of the government’s top financial managers is also speaking out on the need for new thinking when the time comes for modernizing those systems.
The Senate is now considering a bill, approved last week by the House, designed to help the nation’s electrical grid evolve into an enhanced Smart Grid which would help protect itself from cyber-attacks. In addition, however, the Smart Grid is also expected to help the nation do a better job of managing our electrical resources. A group of federal employees recently talked about their role in developing the Smart Grid.