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CRITICAL READ WHAT: A report by the Congres- sional Budget Office in response to a request by Rep. Chris Van Hollen (D-Md.) for a brief analysis of the size and cost of the government’s contractor workforce. WHY: The report notes that agencies spent $500 billion on contracted products and services in fiscal 2012, the latest year for which comprehensive data is available, and the IT and communications services cate- gory in particular has increased significantly. Defense Department spend- ing in that category grew from $9.2 billion in 2000 to $16.8 billion in 2012, an increase of more than 80 percent. On the civilian side, spending on such contracts rose from $10.3 billion in 2000 to $17.6 billion in 2012, an increase of 71 percent. However, CBO concluded that no comprehensive information exists that would allow analysts to come up with a headcount for the contracted workforce. VERBATIM: “Neither [the Federal Procurement Data System] nor any other source reports the size of the total labor force fund- ed by federal contracts.... Moreover, [the Inventory of Contracts for Services] is limited to contracts issued by DOD. Therefore, ICS does not provide enough infor- mation to allow CBO to estimate the overall size of the government’s contracted workforce.” FULL REPORT: is.gd/FCW_CBO_contracts Join the conversation FCW uses Twitter to break news, field questions and ask our own. Learn more at Twitter.com/FCWnow. 6:16AM-5Feb2015 18F @18F Reply Retweet Favorite Huge props to our Exec Dir Greg Godbout on being named to the @FCWnow #Fed100 (along with 6 others from @usgsa). http://fcw.com/articles/2015/... visits were made to government websites in the past 90 days, according to the new analytics.usa.gov 1.37 billion Laverne Horton Council is President Barack Obama’s choice for assistant secretary for information and tech- nology at the Department of Veterans Affairs. Steph Warren has held the top IT job at VA on an acting basis for two years. Council served as a vice president and CIO at Johnson and John- son and held several executive positions at Dell. She has led her own firm, Council Advi- sory Services, since 2012. Steven Ashby will take over as director of the Ener- gy Department’s Pacific Northwest National Laboratory beginning April 1. Ashby has been the lab’s deputy director for science and technolo- gy since 2008. He will replace Mike Kluse, who is retiring. Rear Adm. Nancy Norton, a 2015 Federal 100 winner, is leaving Pacific Command to be director of the Warfare Integration Directorate, where she will serve under the deputy chief of naval operations for information dominance. Norton is currently director of com- mand, control, communications and cyber at Pacific Command. Greg Godbout, executive director of 18F, will be leaving the General Ser- vices Administration for another fed- eral agency. Aaron Snow, the group’s principal deputy executive director, will take over as acting executive director. In addition, Associate CIO David Shive will become GSA’s acting CIO when Sonny Hashmi departs for a job as managing director for government at Box. (See our exit interview with Hashmi on Page 31.) Undersecretary of Defense for Intelligence Michael Vick- ers will retire April 30, ending a four-year run in the position. Former Facebook Engi- neering Director David Recordon has been named to the new position of director of White House IT. His job will include collaps- ing overlapping IT systems, modern- izing software and keeping the White House up-to-date on private-sector technology advances. Steven VanRoekel has stepped down as chief innovation officer at the U.S. Agency for International Devel- opment. VanRoekel told FedScoop, which first reported his resignation, that he was leaving to spend more time with his family. VanRoekel resigned as U.S. CIO in September 2014 to help USAID address the Ebola epidemic in West Africa. He won a Federal 100 award for his work. — FCW staff FCW Insider: People on the move Laverne Horton Council April 15, 2015 FCW.COM 9 0415fcw_003-009.indd 9 3/24/15 1:14 PM
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