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Information Technology News

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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Red Hat's Gunnar Hellekson on virtualization and the subscription model

Gunnar Hellekson, the chief technolgoy strategist for Red Hat's U.S. public sector group, joined Industry Chatter with Francis Rose to discuss virtualization and the subscription model for agency IT.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 05:40pm EST
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GSA contest offers free website usability test as prize

Government agencies could win a free assessment of their website by entering the General Services Administration's First Fridays usability contest.

Thursday - 02/09/2012, 10:57am EST
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Chopra unveils Open Innovator's Toolkit

Outgoing federal Chief Technology Officer Aneesh Chopra spoke to The Federal Drive with Tom Temin about the new toolkit he's rolling out today at a Center for American Progress event.

Wednesday - 02/08/2012, 11:06am EST
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Getting help with your common cloud issues

Josh Stephens, vice president of Technology at J&J Solarwinds, joins host John Gilroy to talk about how his company can help you with common cloud issues.
February 7, 2012

Tuesday - 02/07/2012, 11:11pm EST
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Say goodbye to inaccurate weather forecasts?

The National Weather Service has developed and tested a more precise forecasting and warning system. Don Berchoff, the science and technology director at NWS, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss how the agency got the program up and running.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 05:25pm EST
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McCormack hired as new CIO at Justice

Luke McCormack will move to the department from the Immigration and Customs Enforcement directorate at the Homeland Security Department. He takes over for Van Hitch who retired in July.

Friday - 02/03/2012, 12:26pm EST

NOAA leans on the lessons of others to move to cloud

The agency moved 25,000 employees to Google apps for email and collaboration in the cloud. CIO Joe Klimavicz said GSA's experience was crucial in making their transition go on time and on budget.

Thursday - 02/02/2012, 08:35pm EST
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