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September 20, 2011
David McClure, Associate Administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, talks about the use of cloud computing at GSA
By Jory Heckman, Federal News Radio
July 21, 2011
The move to mobile technology and cloud computing may have begun under the leadership of federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, but his mission will stay strong with his successor once he leaves office in August.
"It's the administration that has laid this out, not just Vivek," said David McClure, associate administrator of the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the FOSE trade show on Wednesday.
By Alice Lipowicz
Jun 01, 2011
David McClure's job is to help federal agencies keep pace with the latest technologies, including social media, collaboration platforms and mobile applications, so they can use those technologies to better communicate with the public.
McClure was appointed associate administrator of the General Services Administration's Office of Citizen Services and Communications — later re-established as the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies — in August 2009. Since then, he has been carrying out initiatives in Web 2.0 technologies, cloud computing and open government.
His key projects include Challenge.gov for collective problem solving and the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program for assessing and authorizing cloud computing services and products.
By Alice Lipowicz
May 04, 2011
The General Services Administration will release an online collaborative platform so federal agency acquisition officials and industry members can communicate to shape procurements in their early stages, according to a senior GSA official.
Posted: Wednesday, April 20, 2011 12:00 am
IT WAS in 1971 that U.S. Rep. Frank Evans persuaded the House of Representatives to pass legislation establishing the Public Documents Distribution Center at the Pueblo Memorial Airport Industrial Park.
It was a decision that helped put Pueblo on the map for countless Americans across the land.
So it was fitting that on Monday, 40 years later, the Government Printing Office officially named the center the Congressman Frank Evans US Government Printing Office Pueblo Document Distribution Center.
On hand for the ceremony were James C. Bradley, assistant public printer for operations, and David McClure, associate administrator for the General Services Administration.
Mr. McClure noted that "for 38 years we've been telling Americans to look to our Pueblo center for the best information." And the employees there have sent out more than 800 million publications.
Both the Department of Justice and General Services Administration have agreed with Microsoft's accusation that Google is lying about having FISMA certified government software.
Earlier this week, Microsoft called Google a liar because the search engine giant told the government that its software suite for government employees was FISMA certified.
Now, Google is doing what it can to convince the Department of Justice that it is certified, but it isn't looking good.
The conflict between Microsoft and Google stems back to an incident where Microsoft had been selected to create a cloud-based e-mail system for the Department of Interior, and Google sued the government saying that it favored Microsoft.
Broadcast Date: 09/14/2010
As Associate Administrator, McClure oversees the Office of Citizen Services and Communications' two main divisions: the Office of Citizen Services and the Office of Communications and Marketing.
By NPR Staff, Sunday, August 1, 2010
The U.S. government's website got a face lift in the beginning of July. Want to find out how to renew your passport? Apply for debt relief? Buy national park tickets AND find the closest alternative fuel station? It's all there. Host Liane Hansen talks with David McClure of USA.gov about the site's new features.
By Molly Bernhart Walker, Fierce Government IT, Monday, July 26, 2010
Social media is being rapidly implemented across government, with 22 of 24 major federal agencies maintaining a presence on Facebook, Twitter and YouTube, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report presented as part of a July 22 testimony at a House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform hearing.
By Rutrell Yasin, Government Computer News, Thursday, July 22, 2010
A portal to facilitate collaborative development of standards to support cloud computing requirements is on schedule to be ready by the end of the year, said Dawn Leaf, senior executive for cloud computing at the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
By Kenneth Corbin, Internet.com, Wednesday, July 21, 2010
WASHINGTON -- It may be a slow process, but the federal migration of government IT systems to the cloud is building steam, a panel of senior government officials said Wednesday here at the Brookings Institution, a prominent Washington think tank.
By Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post, Wednesday, July 21, 2010
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By L.G., MasterofPublicAdministration.org, Tuesday, July 27, 2010
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Alex Howard, O'Reily.com, Friday, July 23, 2010
The nature of record keeping and government transparency in the information age is rapidly changing. Officials can text, tweet, direct message, send "Facemail," IM or Skype, all from a personal smartphone. That's why yesterday's testimony of David Ferriero, Archivist of the United States, at a hearing on "Government 2.0: Federal Agency Use Of Web 2.0 Technologies" was both critically relevant and useful. (It's embedded below, after the jump.)
The Washington Post, Tuesday, July 6, 2010
The Obama administration has revamped and relaunched USA.gov, the online home for federal services and information. Dave McClure, associate administrator at the General Services Administration, oversaw the site's revamp and spoke about the redesign and dozens of new Web applications, or "apps," for mobile phone users:
By Marjorie Censer, The Washington Post, Monday, July 5, 2010
Local companies are hoping to help the federal government move into cloud -- or Internet-based -- computing, as the General Services Administration prepares to select vendors able to offer the services to federal agencies.
By Ed O'Keefe, The Washington Post, Friday, July 2, 2010
Smartphone addicts, rejoice: Are you counting calories? Concerned about unsafe toys? Worried about tan lines or airport security lines? There's a (government) app for that.
By BOB TEDESCHI, NY Times.com, Friday, July 2, 2010
The Apple App Store, the Android Market and BlackBerry's AppWorld have a surprising new competitor.
The United States government.
By Tom Spoth, FederalTimes.com, Thursday, July 1, 2010
The General Services Administration will launch a new effort this fall intended to help agencies overcome their security concerns with cloud computing.
The effort is called Fedramp — short for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. Under Fedramp, an interagency group will inspect vendors' cloud computing solutions that federal agencies may be interested in using to ensure they meet complex IT security standards. Those standards are set by the National Institute of Standards and Technology.
By Gautham Nagesh, TheHill.com, Thursday, July 1, 2010
The General Services Administration is creating an online social network for federal employees and contractors in hopes of enhancing collaboration across government agencies.
The platform, dubbed FedSpace, will be available to employees while they are at work as an alternative to third-party social networking and collaboration sites, which are often inaccessible from government computers. The effort will be led by the GSA's Office of Citizen Services Federal Center for New Media and Citizen Engagement and is likely to be rolled out incrementally, with the first phase debuting this fall.