ME Top Items - January 21, 2005
GSA’s Office of Technology Strategy Hosts Public Meeting on Privacy
The General Services Administration, in partnership with the Department of Commerce
and the Office of Management and Budget will host a public meeting to seek individual views
on the policy, privacy, and security issues associated with the Common Identification Standard
for Federal Employees and Contractors as outlined in Homeland Security Presidential Directive
12(HSPD-12). The public meeting is on the draft common identification standard
(Federal Information Processing Standard 201) and will inform related HSPD-12
implementation guidance issued by the Office of Management and Budget. The public
will be asked to comment on plans, including the safeguarding of identifying information.
For further information, contact Ms. Jeanette Thornton, (202) 395-3562 or Ms. Judith Spencer
OGP Software Asset Management (SAM)
ME's Office of Governmentwide Policy and other government agencies are developing a
Software Asset Management policy to support the rapid acquisition of software asset using SmartBUY.
Currently, active negotiations are being conducted with Oracle, Microsoft and a group of anti virus
manufactures using the SmartBUY approach. The objective of SmartBUY is to aggregate requirements
and leverage the Government’s buying power when acquiring commercially available software.
A viable Software Asset Management (SAM) helps the Government take full advantage of software
reuse, understand current software inventory posture and develop capabilities to operate more
efficiently using Commercial Off The Shelf software. For further information, contact Fred Allen
at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (202) 501-6901.
Usability University Spring Schedule Available: Register Now!
Usability Solutions Group (USG) announced an expanded schedule of 6 free seminars
and 6 low-cost training courses in usability areas.. This usability training brings
together professionals with responsibility for content development, web management,
marketing outreach, improving web communications and other online activities. The course
details can be found at http://usability.gov/usabilityuniversity/training and seminar
details at http://usability.gov/usabilityuniversity/seminar. The first course
is "Putting the Web in Context: Understanding the People and Processes for Web Services"
and will be held on February 7 and 8. The first seminar is "Usablility of Handheld Devices"
which will be held February 23 from 10 a.m. to Noon. Registration is required and some
classes may have limited space. For questions, contact Kristen Johannessen at (202) 501-1926
or email email@example.com or call Janice Nall at (202) 219-1544
or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
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