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NNSA IT transformation taking 3-step approach

Agency CIO Robert Osborn is improving the network and cybersecurity. He said the cloud of clouds approach gives the National Nuclear Security Administration the security and flexibility they need to meet their mission.
March 15, 2012

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 08:55pm EDT
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Navy targets 15 large software vendors for enterprise deals

The service's CIO Terry Halvorsen said the goal is to bring together the purchasing power of the Navy and the Marines Corps to obtain lower prices. He said the Department of the Navy expects to save $100 million over five years. Navy senior officials from technology, acquisition and finance make the use of these enterprisewide contracts mandatory.

Thursday - 03/15/2012, 05:19am EDT
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Using agile and open source software

Greystones Group CEO Sheila Duffy and Mary-Sara Camerino, director of Technology Services, explain how their company can help you with your agile and open source software needs.
March 13, 2012

Wednesday - 03/14/2012, 12:17am EDT
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Coast Guard searches for IT efficiencies in cloud, mobile

Adm. Robert Day, the service's CIO, said he wants to consolidate data centers, recompete their HR system and better utilize smartphone and tablet devices. The Coast Guard also will begin deploying long-awaited C4 capabilities in 2012.
March 8, 2012

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 10:39pm EST
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OMB to increase IT project oversight with improved dashboard

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said agency technology managers will receive reports on the accuracy of the data they put in the portal. The Office of Management and Budget will use the reports to spot possible problematic projects. Version two of the IT Dashboard also will offer more information on specific projects that fall under a bigger investment category.

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 05:00am EST
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Army IT agency performs big mission with little fanfare

Don Adcock, executive director of the Army Information Technology Agency, tells Federal News Radio's Jared Serbu about how the Sept. 11, 2001, attacks forced the Pentagon to start consolidating data centers long before the topic was on most agencies' radar screens.

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 01:02pm EST
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IT concerns at large agencies

Tony Trenkle, chief information officer and director of the Office of Information Services at the Centers for Medicar and Medicaid Services talks about the IT challenges at his agency.
March 6, 2012

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 10:13pm EST
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House probes OPM management, IT in wake of fellowship debacle

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said a recent mishap involving the Presidential Management Fellowship not only threatens the program's prestige but could point to larger technology issues within OPM.

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:07pm EST

Report predicts post-PC era for agency IT

Aileen Black, vice president of federal at IT virtualization company VMware, told In Depth with Francis Rose she thinks agencies are well into the mobile future. VMware, along with Carahsoft and MeriTalk, surveyed more than 150 agency chief information officers and IT managers for a report, "Mobile Power Government: Driving Increasingly Productive, Efficient Agencies."

Wednesday - 02/29/2012, 07:14pm EST
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Log management

Tony Ayaz, vice president of Federal for Splunk, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help you manage your log files.
February 28, 2012

Tuesday - 02/28/2012, 10:58pm EST
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GAO: Duplicative IT programs total $1.2 billion

David Powner, the director of information technology management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent report on duplicative IT investments at the Defense, Energy and Homeland Security Departments.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 07:35pm EST
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GSA website now offers 100 federal apps

In less than two years, the General Services Administration's mobile application website has grown from offering 15 apps to 100.

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 09:16am EST
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NASA upgrades IT for now with eye on future

The space agency's CIO Linda Cureton said the I3P contracts are helping NASA stay on pace as technology matures. The agency already is seeing benefits from the three awards made in 2011.
February 23, 2012

Wednesday - 02/22/2012, 08:56pm EST
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Stopping government fraud

Host John Gilroy will talk fraud prevention with Larry Benson, director of Strategic Alliances at LexisNexis Risk Solutions.
February 21, 2012

Tuesday - 02/21/2012, 10:38pm EST
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Army systems giving clearer picture of force readiness

The Enterprise Management Decision Support pulls data from 18 different databases to help senior leaders understand the state of divisions, brigades or battalions. Lt. Col. Bobby Saxon said the system helped cut down the time it takes to collect this data by 90 percent.
February 16, 2012(Encore presentation April 12, 2012)

Wednesday - 02/15/2012, 02:51pm EST
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Big data and open source software

Cloudera CEO Mike Olson joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help you with big data.
February 14, 2012

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 11:36pm EST
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Senators introduce long-awaited cyber bill

The bill does not include Senate-confirmed White House cyber coordinator position. It does include new requirements under the Clinger-Cohen Act around acquisition. The comprehensive legislation complements several of the administration's 2013 budget proposals.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 06:57pm EST

Tightening budgets renew OMB's push for IT project oversight

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he will send SWAT teams to fix problematic technology projects. OMB also will ramp up monthly TechStat sessions. The governmentwide IT budget request drops almost $600 million.

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:47am EST
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HRSA's building renovation gives IT push toward improvements

Cathy Flickinger said her biggest challenge is keeping the IT operations going while her bureau's building is upgraded. She has moved mission critical apps and websites to the cloud.
February 9, 2012

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:51pm EST
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GSA office working on data-sharing tool

The General Service's Administration's Office of Governmentwide Policy is developing a new tool to make information sharing more efficient. Kathleen Turco, OGP's associate administrator, said the project is about half way to completion.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 09:42pm EST
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