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  • Trimming $20 Billion: Obama's 2011 IT Budget - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Trimming $20 Billion: Obama’s 2011 IT Budget

    This week, the Obama administration announced plans to cut 30 IT programs with combined annual development costs of about $3 billion, and total life cycle costs estimated  at about $20 billion. Trey Hodgkins, TechAmerica’s VP of National Security and Procurement Policy, said the decision brings to a “screeching halt some very significant programs,” and added […] More

  • Obama Administration Puts GovCon Under the Gun - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Obama Administration Puts GovCon Under the Gun

    The Obama administration’s design to cut down “wasteful” spending is lurching toward reality. In a bid to curb wasteful spending, Undersecretary of Defense for Acquisition Ashton Carter is making good on Secretary of Defense Robert Gates’ call to tighten the defense spending budget, while President Barack Obama’s budget and technology braintrust has put at least […] More

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    Obama Halts Tech Spending Temporarily

    In an effort to reduce wasteful spending, the Obama administration is temporary halting $3 billion in IT contracts and examining more than $10 billion worth of other projects as part of a revamp of spending on such services and equipment, according to Bloomberg. Office of Management and Budget Director Peter R. Orszag is ordering a […] More

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    OMB Director Orszag to Step Aside

    Director of the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Peter Orszag is set to resign in the coming weeks, according to The Washington Post. Orszag led the Congressional Budget Office under the Bush administration before filling his current position under Obama.  During his time at the OMB, Orszag has had his fingerprints on Obama’s two […] More

  • Orszag Announces Two Big Steps to Stop Improper Payments - top government contractors - best government contracting event
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    Orszag Announces Two Big Steps to Stop Improper Payments

    In an effort to curb improper payments – listed at a staggering $110 billion in 2009 – Office of Management and Budget director Peter Orszag announced a pair of plans, with the hope the tactics can bring a drastic reduction to the shameful pricetag. “Improper payments” are defined by Orszag as “payments that government agencies […] More

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    OMB’s Peter Orszag: ‘How to Improve Efficiency? Close IT Gap’

    OMB chief Peter Orszag took the stage at the Center for American Progress in Washington, D.C. to address the next steps in modernizing the country’s business model. During his speech, he highlighted President Obama’s efforts to reform government,  highlighting the use of no-bid contracts and reducing improper payments, altering the way federal employees are hired […] More

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    Orszag Looks for ‘Best Ideas’ with New Board

    Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Director Peter Orszag is on the hunt for ideas – so he and Obama have created a new board set up to funnel the best practices straight to the Oval Office. “During the past two decades, the private sector has leapfrogged ahead of the federal government when it comes […] More

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