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Ask the CIO

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Each week, host Jason Miller interviews federal agency CIOs about the latest directives, IT challenges and successes.

Interior shifts CIO, IT consolidation initiatives into a new gear

Bernie Mazer, the Interior Department's chief information officer, said among his top priorities are data center consolidation, cloud hosting, cybersecurity and strategic sourcing. He said the goal is to let the bureau level IT executives focus on mission and not worry about commodity IT.
December 12, 2013

Thursday - 12/12/2013, 12:26pm EST

Andrews alters Peace Corps' approach to improving business processes

Dorine Andrews, the Peace Corps CIO, said her office is working more closely with the mission areas to use technology on the front end to do business process reengineering.
December 5, 2013

Thursday - 12/05/2013, 11:11am EST
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Smithsonian boosts network, tools to meet increasing digital demands

Deron Burba, the Smithsonian's CIO, said the organization will launch 3-D technology this fall to let researchers and others explore digital images like never before.
November 28, 2013

Thursday - 11/28/2013, 12:17pm EST
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CIO Council committee presses innovation forward

Margie Graves, the co-chairwoman of the Innovation Committee and deputy CIO at the Homeland Security Department, said the committee is focusing on three areas: Open data, data analytical tools and public-private partnerships to help agencies improve mission outcomes.
November 21, 2013

Thursday - 11/21/2013, 09:36am EST
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FCC's Bray empowering business owners through technology, choices

David Bray has been the FCC's chief information officer for about two months and already has six priorities to improve how the commission meets its mission.
November 14, 2013

Thursday - 11/14/2013, 04:06am EST
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HealthCare.gov problems rekindle push for IT procurement reform

President Obama said the government needs to relook at how IT procurement is organized. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said there are procurement, management and governance issues that also need to be addressed.
November 7, 2013

Tuesday - 11/05/2013, 02:14pm EST
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NWS getting out of commodity IT through cloud, shared services

Iftikhar Jamil, the associate chief information officer for weather at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the National Weather Service moved its high performance computing capabilities to a private cloud and is developing dissemination-as-a-service.
October 31, 2013

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 07:56pm EDT
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Industry, not government, must lead in sharing cyber threats, expert says

Jason Healey, the director of the Cyber Statecraft Initiative for the Atlantic Council, endorsed an approach that would turn how government and the private sector work together to battle cyber threats on its head.

Tuesday - 10/22/2013, 04:03am EDT
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Cyber expert Spafford calls for more manager, employee accountability

Eugene Spafford, a professor of computer science at Purdue University, and the executive director of the Center for Education and Research in Information Assurance and Security (CERIAS), a campus-wide institute for cybersecurity, said feds need to be held responsible for cyber problems and that would help improve the overall security state of the government.
October 17, 2013

Wednesday - 10/16/2013, 02:26pm EDT
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Smithsonian boosts network, tools to meet increasing digital demands

Deron Burba, the Smithsonian's CIO, said the organization will launch 3-D technology this fall to let researchers and others explore digital images like never before.
October 10, 2013

Thursday - 10/10/2013, 12:17pm EDT
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Comptroller of the Currency benchmarks IT to improve customer service

Ed Dorris, the CIO of the Comptroller of the Currency, said he evaluates IT policies, tools and procedures to ensure employees have a "hassle-free" IT environment.
October 3, 2013

Thursday - 10/03/2013, 10:33am EDT
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ODNI CIO now driving integration of new IT architecture, tools

Al Tarasiuk, the chief information officer of the Office of the Director of National Intelligence, took over the systems integration role for the intelligence community IT Enterprise (ICITE) program after progress slowed.
September 26, 2013

Thursday - 09/26/2013, 06:11am EDT
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USDA expands its IT tent in effort to consolidate systems

Cheryl Cook, the Agriculture Department's chief information officer, said she's focusing on governance to improve mobile computing and reduce duplication among IT programs.

Friday - 09/20/2013, 02:55pm EDT
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NWS getting out of commodity IT through cloud, shared services

Iftikhar Jamil, the associate chief information officer for weather at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the National Weather Service moved its high performance computing capabilities to a private cloud and is developing dissemination-as-a-service.
September 12, 2013

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 07:56pm EDT
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FERC putting mobility at the center of IT upgrades

Sanjay Sardar, FERC's chief information officer, said the agency is building from the Telework Enhancements Act of 2010 to increase access to data and apps.
September 5, 2013

Thursday - 09/05/2013, 06:46pm EDT
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HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
August 29, 2013

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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Medicaid commission fine tuning cloud services after early adoption

Mathew Chase, the chief information officer of the Medicaid and CHIP Payment and Access Commission (MACPAC), said he's revisiting how the organization uses infrastructure and software tools in the cloud to ensure they are efficient and can meet its needs during data surges.
August 22, 2013

Thursday - 08/22/2013, 01:41pm EDT
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USDA's APHIS makes way for mobile, big data

Gary Washington, the chief information officer of the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service, said having a better understanding of its portfolio will ease the transition to new technologies.
August 15, 2013

Thursday - 08/15/2013, 04:31pm EDT
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DISA collapsing wired networks, expanding wireless

Dave Bennett, the DISA chief information officer, is reducing the number of classified and unclassified networks to reduce costs and improve capabilities. At the same time, he's ready to expand the use of wireless capabilities across Fort Meade, Md.
August 8, 2013

Thursday - 08/08/2013, 10:51am EDT
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Federal shared services takes hold through Uncle Sam's List

Lisa Schlosser, the federal government's deputy chief information officer, said the website lists more than 100 shared services and more are on the way.
August 1, 2013

Thursday - 08/01/2013, 07:30pm EDT
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