Weekly Round-up - December 09, 2011
“One of the biggest challenges we see is that many people think of mobile as little Web,” says Gwynne Kostin “Mobile is a new animal. . . it’s a different form factor, it’s a different movement factor, it’s a different location factor, and it’s different in terms of its capabilities.”
- You Can Take It with You. Two articles on Mobile Web this week: first, from Aaron Smith of Pew Internet Research, "Americans and Mobile Computing: Key Trends in Consumer Research" and Max Cacas writing in Signal interviews Gwynne Kostin about government use of the moblie Web. Take-away quote:
- And You Probably Should: On Fast Company, an article on how results-only workplaces are better for employees (and employers), and on Federal Computer Week, an article on how teleworking in government is evolving.
- GSA looking to improve incentives through better use of cost-plus contracts.
- Administration leads work toward international data development platform.
- GAO: Here’s a good update report on OMB’s IT Dashboard: IT Dashboard: Accuracy Has Improved, and Additional Efforts Are Under Way to Better Inform Decision Making.
- More Cost Cuts: The White House released a presidential memo on performance-based contracting for energy savings as part of its Better Buildings Initiative. The new memo directs agencies to “identify in the Department of Energy's Compliance Tracking System (CTS) any ECMs that have been implemented, and ensure that the CTS is regularly updated.” . . . is this presidential memo in compliance with OMB guidance implementing the Plain Language Act? Fortunately, the accompanying press release explains that what the memo means is that agencies are directed to produce $4 billion in energy savings over the next two years!
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