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CIO Council News

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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CIO Council offers cyber guidelines for Web 2.0

The document focuses recommendations around five areas. Council says current policies should be enough to securely use social media.

Friday - 09/18/2009, 02:46pm EDT

Agencies trying to find balance between Web 2.0, cybersecurity

Coast Guard wants to set up separate network to use social media sites. CIO Council looking at cybersecurity implications of these tools.

Friday - 08/28/2009, 07:01am EDT
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OMB seeks right recipe for web cookie policy

After more than 9 years, the Office of Management and Budget is about to revise its original policy banning the use of web cookies, or tracking software, on federal websites. The change is expected to help federal web managers better run their sites, and also offer the same kinds of user experiences now commonplace on commercial and private-sector websites.

Monday - 07/27/2009, 06:25am EDT
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OMB details draft of new federal cookie policy

Notice likely to be published in Monday's federal register. White House wants comments on new rules.

Friday - 07/24/2009, 04:01pm EDT

OMB sets Aug. 7 for governmentwide IT project analysis

CIO Council to use dashboard to analyze macro trends of why agency technology programs are in trouble. Federal CIO Kundra calls for aggressive focus on project management.

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 06:35am EDT
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IT dashboard pushes CIOs back to the front and center

Transparency gives additional clout to make technology projects perform. Tool replaces OMB watch lists and makes information more interactive.

Wednesday - 07/01/2009, 06:30am EDT
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Decade-old cookie policy under review

OMB drafting new guidance to let agencies use function to better understand citizen Web behavior. Draft policy includes opt-in option.

Thursday - 05/28/2009, 07:26pm EDT
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OMB reveals transparency roadmap

New site, Data.gov, to grow to about 240,000 datasets over the next month. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says the public should direct what information is made available.

Friday - 05/22/2009, 06:53am EDT
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NIST looks to define the cloud

Draft explanation kicks off effort to develop special publication for government architecture, strategies and security.

Monday - 05/18/2009, 01:03pm EDT

CIO Council helps industry with secure ID interoperability

New guidance provides advice to ensure non-federally issued identity cards can work with federal HSPD-12 cards and systems.

Friday - 05/08/2009, 05:13pm EDT

Cyber review heads to final deliberations

CIO Council offers advice on improving agency input on IT security

Tuesday - 04/21/2009, 07:14am EDT
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The road to greater transparency begins with culture change

White House officials say examples of open government will help alter perceptions

Monday - 03/23/2009, 06:43am EDT
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New guidelines to close 20 biggest cyber holes

The guidelines, issued Monday by public and private sector cybersecurity experts, are considered the low-hanging fruit to help agencies improve their network security immediately, says John Gilligan, a former Air Force and Energy Department chief information officer.

Monday - 02/23/2009, 08:43pm EST
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