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Army network upgrades set roadmap for smaller, agile force

CIO Lt. Gen. Susan Lawrence said better systems at posts, camps and stations will let soldiers train on the same equipment as they use in the field. The move to the cloud, data center consolidation and enterprise email are pushing the Army toward a data-centric approach.
May 31, 2012

Thursday - 05/31/2012, 10:34pm EDT
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Q&A with U.S. CTO Todd Park

Todd Park, chief technology officer of the United States, will talk about Datapalooza, and solutions to federal healthcare IT problems.
May 29, 2012

Wednesday - 05/30/2012, 12:05am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews -- May 25

The federal government now faces a fork in the road with regards to IT investment. George DelPrete, leader of Grant Thornton's federal government information technology, offers his insight. Rep. Gerry Connolly (D-Va.) talks about legislation he introduced to increase contracting opportunities for small businesses. Elijah Cummings (D-Md.) was one of the sponsors of a bill to help military families facing foreclosure.

Friday - 05/25/2012, 09:15am EDT

Treasury's FMS proving shared services works

The Financial Management Service moved many of its day-to-day IT operations to the Bureau of Public Debt. FMS is providing oversight and guidance for IT systems in return. John Kopec, FMS's chief information officer, said his next set of priorities is to use business intelligence and analytics tools on the data from the shared service providers.
May 24, 2012

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 08:56pm EDT
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White House looking for a few 'bad asses' to kick-start 5 projects

The Presidential Innovation Fellows program will bring 15 experts into government to work on specific programs aimed at improving citizen-government interaction. According to Todd Park, federal chief technology officer, the administration has a certain kind of person in mind for the job openings. "What we are looking for are bad-ass innovators," he said.

Thursday - 05/24/2012, 05:16am EDT
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ManTech wins $77 million FBI contract

The FBI has awarded ManTech International Corp. a $77 million contract to provide support services for the bureau's Criminal Justice Information Services Division.

Monday - 05/21/2012, 08:38pm EDT

IT upgrades highlight MSPB's innovations in how it meets its mission

CIO Tommy Hwang said the agency is receiving more documents electronically from agencies and law firms than ever before. He also is moving the email system to the cloud and developing a BYOD policy.
May 17, 2012(Encore presentation June 28, 2012)

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 09:46pm EDT
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VMware's Aileen Black on virtualization

Aileen Black, vice president of public sector at VMware, an IT virtualization company, joined Industry Chatter to discuss virtualization at federal agencies.

Thursday - 05/17/2012, 07:14pm EDT
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Big Data creates big challenges for agencies

Mark Weber, NetApp's president of the U.S. public sector, spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp about a Meritalk study his company sponsored called The Big Data Gap.

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 08:52am EDT
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Red Hat gets common criteria approval

Red Hat Chief Technology Strategist Gunnar Hellekson joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company helps federal agencies with their open software needs.
May 15, 2012

Wednesday - 05/16/2012, 12:19am EDT
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Virtual worlds

National Defense University's Dr. Paulette Robinson will talk about the upcoming "Inspire the Future" conference in Washington D.C.
May 11, 2012

Friday - 05/11/2012, 09:07pm EDT
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Engraving and Printing ready to build on ERP success

The BEN Enterprise brings together the Treasury Department bureau's data about finances, procurement and printing. Now Peter Johnson, BEP's chief information officer, wants to add business and analytics tools.
May 10, 2012

Thursday - 05/10/2012, 10:07pm EDT
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Navy releases long-awaited final solicitation for NGEN

The Navy is looking for someone to run the world's second-largest computer network. At least two consortiums of vendors are vying for the $4.5 billion deal.

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 10:37pm EDT

Virtualization 2.0

Tom Simmons, area vice president for Citrix, details the tools provided by his company to help you manage virtualization in a more effective manner.
May 8, 2012

Wednesday - 05/09/2012, 01:21am EDT
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Video: More feds are teleworking, report says

The Telework Exchange released a report last week saying that feds who participated in the 2012 Telework Week saved more than $5.6 million. The report not only showed a greater adoption of teleworking, but that feds were leading the way.

Monday - 05/07/2012, 01:09pm EDT

GPO using model to launch FDSys with a series of new projects

Chuck Riddle, the Government Printing Office's chief information officer, said he's focused on innovation around five areas. The agency is piloting several new technologies, including mobile apps and a virtual desktop.
May 3, 2012

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 08:30pm EDT
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Agencies continue to struggle with records management

Federal agencies continue to struggle with properly managing their records, and the changing nature and technology of 21st-century record-keeping could throw a further wrench in the process, according to an annual report from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 03:08pm EDT

Managing federal data centers

ThunderCat Technology founder Tom Deierlien joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help your agency with its data center consolidation.
May 1, 2012

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 12:31am EDT
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Interior email contract saga ends with Onix, Google winning

The agency announced it awarded Onix, the company which protested the 2010 contract, a $35 million deal to provide email-as-a-service to 92,000 employees. Under the terms of the deal, Onix must fully migrate Interior employees to the cloud by December.

Tuesday - 05/01/2012, 12:48pm EDT

GSA PBS awards $150M IT deal to six vendors

The General Services Administration's Public Buildings Service is combining two contracts into a new BPA for IT and Web development services.

Friday - 04/27/2012, 05:41pm EDT
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