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CIO Council News

CIO Council guides privacy in the cloud

Council issues guidelines for how agencies can ensure information is kept private in public and private clouds. The document highlights nine potential risks, and offers ways to mitigate them.

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 04:51pm EDT

DHS shares privacy expertise in new handbook

The document describes how the agency protects privacy, including training and dealing with personal information. DHS tracks all privacy breaches in a secure online database.

Tuesday - 07/06/2010, 06:46pm EDT

Navy CIO Carey leaving

He plans on taking a new position later this summer. Carey says after three years in the position, it's time to move on to new challenges.

Tuesday - 06/15/2010, 03:40pm EDT

CIO Council report on cloud sets future vision

The document highlights work being done by NIST, standards working group and budget guidance to agencies. NIST to come out with several special publications to help agencies implement cloud computing. The CIO Council also includes use cases on 30 different cloud implementations.

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT

White House promising more attention to 508

Special advisor the President Kareem Dale is refocusing agency efforts to make sure Web sites and other technology meets the accessibility law. The CIO Council also is looking at technology issues for people with disabilities. Dale says Justice also is working on a new survey of how agencies are complying with Section 508.

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 06:42am EDT
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Performance management on agencies' front burners

President Obama has said publicly that he is a big fan of performance management, and wants to blend its practice into the day-to-day operation of the Federal Government. But what does that mean for feds who are tasked with actually making the wheels of government turn every day? The Association of Government Accountants convened a conference to discuss performance in government.

Thursday - 04/29/2010, 06:39am EDT
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CIO Council report has ideas on attracting younger feds

Allan Holmes of NextGov reports.

Tuesday - 04/27/2010, 05:52pm EDT
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White House ready to reveal identity management plans

OMB will issue a new memo on HSPD-12 in the coming weeks. Agencies are feeling more pressure to meet the secure identity card requirements. Administration is also closer to finalizing new strategy for securing online transactions.

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:01am EDT
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White House pushing agencies toward better customer service

New report from the Modernizing IT forum details the next steps OMB and agencies will take. The administration wants to focus on IT program management and customer service.

Friday - 03/26/2010, 05:35pm EDT

OMB taking a deeper look at data centers

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will sign a memo requiring agencies to do another, more detailed survey of their data centers. Agencies also are working on a department-wide plan to consolidate these buildings.

Friday - 02/26/2010, 02:15pm EST
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New DoD CIO still unknown, but role will not change

Deputy DoD CIO Wennergren dispels rumors of modified responsibilities for next appointee. Technology executives see their responsibilities evolve to meet their agency's mission. OMB will issue memo reaffirming the role of the CIO.

Wednesday - 12/02/2009, 06:38am EST
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Almost three quarters of all feds have HSPD-12 cards

More than 3.3 million agency employees now have secure ID cards. The CIO Council also releases new roadmap and implementation guidance for identity and access management. The guidance is intended to bring several governmentwide efforts together under one initiative.

Tuesday - 12/01/2009, 05:22pm EST

Tech trends present greatest threat to federal agencies

Ponemon Institute study details why.

Monday - 11/23/2009, 04:26pm EST
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CIO, CHCO councils developing cybersecurity workforce models

The councils will focus on three main areas to develop competency framework. Agencies have until Jan. 15 to submit data about how they classify cyber positions. Interagency working group also will conduct a survey of cybersecurity workforce in the spring.

Monday - 11/23/2009, 04:18pm EST

GSA gives agencies drop-dead date for Networx transition

Agencies now have until Aug. 30 to hire a telecommunications provider. GSA and the carriers still are concerned that they will not have enough time to complete the transition by mid-2011. Interagency Management Council trying to increase the urgency of the need for agencies to move to Networx.

Thursday - 11/19/2009, 06:41am EST
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CIO Council panel to take buzz out of cloud computing

New group surveyed CIOs to find out what questions they had about this technology and received more than 15 pages of comments. The panel created working groups to address many of the questions. Group will send recommendations to an executive steering committee for action.

Monday - 11/09/2009, 06:42pm EST
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CIO Council examines buzz around cloud computing

Peter Tseronis, co-chairman of the council's cloud computing advisory committee, explains what he and others are doing.

Monday - 11/09/2009, 06:16pm EST
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Agency cybersecurity reporting to get makeover

OMB has launched new tool to automate FISMA reporting. This data will help populate a new cybersecurity dashboard, federal CIO Vivek Kundra says. OMB also wants to collect more specific data around how much and where agencies are spending money on IT security.

Friday - 10/30/2009, 07:01am EDT
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CIO Council taskforce to change security metrics

New group is developing performance measures that are based on outcomes. OMB has set a November deadline for a draft of the metrics that will be reviewed by government and industry. DHS says the governmentwide focus to improve cybersecurity is on standards, metrics and authentication.

Friday - 10/02/2009, 05:02pm EDT

CIO Council releases Web 2.0 tool guidance for agencies

New document outlines best practices, ideas and what to avoid when deploying 2.0 tools at your agency.

Tuesday - 09/29/2009, 04:39pm EDT
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