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Information Technology News

The cloud and the federal market

Steve Kousen, vice president of Cloud Email and Collaboration Services at Unisys will discuss what agencies and contractors can expect as they move some of their services to the cloud.
April 2, 2013

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 10:37pm EDT
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OMB's revised PortfolioStat process simplifies IT reporting requirements

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said the new process is centered around three concepts: the why, the what and the results. The White House also is consolidating 30 reporting requirements into three that will help agencies determine answers to the three questions. OMB also updated the goals under the data center consolidation initiative.

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 05:17am EDT
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New data analytics tool gives Postal Service IG head start on cases

Bryan Jones, the director of the Counter Measures and Performance Evaluation (CAPE) team in the U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General, said the development of a dashboard to help investigators visualize data more easily helped overcome initial resistance to these kinds of tools.
March 28, 2013

Thursday - 03/28/2013, 10:17pm EDT
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Managing change at your agency

Rick Kerestesy and Doug Berry from the Ambit Group discuss how federal CIO's can effectively enact and manage change.
March 22, 2013

Friday - 03/22/2013, 09:42pm EDT
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Issa's IT reform bill moves through committee, concerns still remain

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) with little debate and no amendments. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the bill's author and chairman of the committee, said the provisions to give CIOs more budget control and the IT project and program management improvements will have a big impact on how agencies spend money on technology.

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:28am EDT
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Change management in IT

Doug Charles, president and CEO of Capgemini Government Solutions, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how change management applies to information technology, and where IT changes are headed.
March 19. 2013

Tuesday - 03/19/2013, 10:46pm EDT
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Healthcare IT and clinical testing

Tony Varano, founder and CEO of DSG, joins host John Gilroy to discuss how to improve healthcare data collection.
March 12, 2013

Tuesday - 03/12/2013, 07:18pm EDT
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Increased transparency at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Mary Givvines, deputy director of Information Services at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how the agency's open government initiatives.
March 5, 2013

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 12:50am EST
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Mobile health: Can it save money for federal healthcare?

Kerry McDermott from the WestHealth Institute and Dr. Harry Greenspun from Deloitte talk about healthcare IT, and ways to cut costs.
February 26, 2013

Tuesday - 02/26/2013, 08:50pm EST
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Navy's ship IT modernization program faces budget-related delays

The fledgling effort to replace IT systems aboard 193 Navy ships, called CANES, will take longer than expected. With or without sequestration, the Navy expects eight installations scheduled for 2013 to be interrupted.

Wednesday - 02/20/2013, 05:45am EST
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How to secure mobile devices at your agency

Glenn Schoonover from Koolspan will discuss mobile security with host John Gilroy.
February 19, 2013

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 09:21pm EST
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USDA's Forest Service taking different approach to mobility

Doug Nash, the Forest Service's CIO, said he sees great promise in using a PC-on-a-stick to let employees securely connect back to the network, save data from the field and do work from anywhere. Forest Service will release a mobile strategy and architecture in the coming weeks.
February 21, 2013

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 08:49pm EST
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Navy finds billions of dollars in under-the-radar IT expenses

As the Navy scours its IT systems to determine exactly what it owns, it's discovered it operates double the data centers and tens of thousands of servers and applications more than it previously thought. The findings come more than a decade after the Navy implemented its Navy-Marine Corps Intranet, which was supposed to reduce the number of disparate systems run by the agency and eliminate stovepipes. All told, Navy's IT budget could be as much as $4 billion more than it initially thought.

Monday - 02/18/2013, 06:04am EST
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New data analytics tool gives Postal Service IG head start on cases

Bryan Jones, the director of the Counter Measures and Performance Evaluation (CAPE) team in the U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General, said the development of a dashboard to help investigators visualize data more easily helped overcome initial resistance to these kinds of tools.
February 14, 2013

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:17pm EST
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The Big Data Dilemma

The concept of big data isn't new. The intelligence community and the Defense Department have understood the benefits of analyzing information to find enemies or determine intentions of nation sates. But with the acceptance and move to cloud computing and mobile devices, every federal agency now has the opportunity to make data work for them. But most federal agencies are struggling to manage and use information to make better decisions. This discussion will look at different use cases of how the public and private sectors are dealing with the deluge of information that is coming at them every day, and how they are using that data to make mission-critical decisions.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 06:25pm EST
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DoD, VA accelerate schedule for integrated health record

The two departments are looking for "quick wins" in their integrated health-record strategy, aiming to bring the most important capabilities online three years early.

Wednesday - 02/06/2013, 03:05pm EST

Understanding the federal business process

Bill Fox, a senior consultant at Aegis.net discusses business process management with host John Gilroy.
January 29, 2013

Tuesday - 01/29/2013, 09:51pm EST
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Perakslis shifting the FDA to a data-centric approach

The Food and Drug Administration's new Information Management Strategic plan is helping to create a new infrastructure to support using data to meet its mission.
January 24, 2013

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 09:54pm EST
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VanRoekel dismisses need for IT reform, calls for more flexibility

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its first hearing on the steps needed to reform IT management across government. But federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he has the authority needed to improve how agencies spend money on technology programs. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the committee's chairman, is developing legislation to update laws governing the management of IT.

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 10:02am EST
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What's new at Microsoft?

Susie Adams, Microsoft's chief technical officer for Federal Sales joins host John Gilroy to discuss four surprising facts about Microsoft and the federal government.
January 22, 2013

Tuesday - 01/22/2013, 09:37pm EST
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