CGI wins $74M in visa support work

CGI's Stanely Associates will provide business process support to the State Department for processing nonimmigrant and immigrant visa applications.

Krumbholz writes Networx blog

GSA's Karl Krumbholz joins the ranks of federal bloggers with a blog dedicated to news about network services.

Transparency can't shine without context

The Obama administration, Congress and watchdog groups want more transparency, but transparency can still leave much of the public blind.

NARA names 3 to new leadership positions

David Ferriero, archivist of the United States, named three top deputies to a new leadership team.

Federal Web sites chided for accessibility, usability issues

Critics cite technical problems at and reduced customer satisfaction scores.

Transparency initiatives teeter off balance

The Obama administration needs to correct transparency imbalances where either too little or too much information is being shared with the public, says Stan Soloway of the Professional Services Council.

Tricare extends Web-based mental health counseling demo

The Tricare Assistance Program allows enrollees to use the Internet and a webcam to speak "face-to-face" with mental health counselors 24 hours a day, seven days a week from the privacy of the beneficiary's computer.

NIST to map road to digital record preservation

NIST is hosting the first of an important series of meetings next week as a first step toward developing a national road map to digital record preservation.

Britain plans to take Gov 2.0 to the next level

Under a new proposal, every British citizen would get a personal Web site through which they learn what local services are available to them and do business with government.

Chopra delivers state of the union address for technology

Federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra keynoted The Atlantic magazine's State of the Union for Technology event today.

Feds will play a big part in broadband push

The Federal Communications Commission is slated to publish its big plan for faster broadband adoption in about three weeks, but that won’t be the only federal government involvement.

Open government policy calls for more data, Web sites

White House lays out new data transparancy mandates—with deadlines.

New contractor database draws fire

Industry and good-government groups criticize a new database that would be used to judge contractors before making awards.

Consumer agency to establish online database

The Consumer Product Safety Commission is seeking setting up a searchable online database and planning eight other IT modernization initiatives.

Former EPA official wants to bring new IT to government

In her new role at CGI Federal, Molly O’Neill plans to draw on her past experience with issues such as data sharing and Web 2.0.

Chopra: Government must increase pace of Web 2.0

Federal agencies need to follow the lead of the public in using technology to collaborate and communicate, Federal CTO Aneesh Chopra says.

Commerce readies contract for broadband grant support

The Commerce Department released a schedule showing that it is preparing to hire a contractor in June to help manage its huge broadband grant program.

Cities track stimulus money on new Web sites

Several cities have established Web sites to track the $50 billion in economic stimulus spending cities will get.

OMB wants industry input on tracking stimulus dollars

Starting April 27, OMB and the stimulus oversight board will ask the IT community how to best achieve transparency for reporting spending under the economic stimulus law. keeps its eyes on the money

The White House's Web site for tracking stimulus spending is posting links to federal and state sites.