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EPA receives high praise for innovation with water data

EPA's "How's My Waterway?" app earned the most votes out of eight finalists in ACT-IAC's Igniting Innovation awards. The site takes public data, simplifies it and adds new technology to make it easier to find and use by the public.

Tags: technology , innovation , EPA , Doug Norton , Steve VanRoekel , Dave McClure , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:51am EST
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VanRoekel offers silver lining in HealthCare.gov debacle

In his first public comments since the portal launched, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies and contractors can learn from the problems the website encountered. He said many times big failures provide the opening for major changes.

Tags: technology , health IT , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , HealthCare.gov , program management , Affordable Care Act , Executive Leadership Conference , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:29am EDT
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Agencies settling in on better privacy controls

More agencies are recognizing the growing importance of keeping data private after recent information leaks and cyber breaches. The Federal Trade Commission is among the agencies at the head of the pack and is relying on best practices.

Tags: technology , privacy , cybersecurity , Peter Miller , FTC , NIST , best practices , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/29/2014, 03:45am EST
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DHS unleashing data analysts to improve investments

Acting Deputy Secretary Rafael Borras said the goal of the new Management Cube is to merge back-office data into one platform. Data analysts will then find trends and discover opportunities to improve mission investments. The Homeland Security Department will launch the initiative in January.

Tags: management , Rafael Borras , Keith Trippie , DHS , Management Cube , Executive Leadership Conference , budget , data-driven analysis , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/29/2013, 04:00am EDT
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The 2013 Executive Leadership Conference

Jim Williams and Rick Holgate from ACT-IAC will fill us in on next month's 2013 Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg Virginia.
September 17, 2013

Tags: technology , 2013 Executive Leadership Conference , Jim Williams , Daon , Rick Holgate , ATF , cybersecurity , Healthcare IT , public safety , law enforcement , mobile computing , mobile device management , John Gilroy , information technology , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 09/17/2013, 10:57pm EDT
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GSA plans to stop providing HR shared services

The General Services Administration will focus on its core mission and let others provide payroll and human resources services. The decision comes as shared services is gaining momentum as OPM is pumping some energy back into the HR line of business, and the Interior will release a new geospatial platform to host data and applications.

Tags: management , technology , shared services , OMB , Norm Dong , Scott Bernard , GSA , Anne Rung , OPM , David Vargas , Joe Ward , Jerry Johnston , Interior Department , Geospatial information , DHS , Jeff Spicka , Jason Miller , Uncle Sam

Friday - 09/13/2013, 06:06am EDT
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FedRAMP achieves another cloud security milestone

HHS approves Amazon Web Services for meeting security requirements under the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program. The company's secure documents are available for other agencies to review to help accelerate their move to the cloud.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , GSA , Dave McClure , FedRAMP , cloud computing , Teresa Carlson , Amazon Web Services , Management of Change Conference , HHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 05:15am EDT
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OMB reworking financial system requirements to focus on outcomes, not inputs

The administration is expected to release a new directive in the coming weeks to update Circular A-127, which defines how agencies operate their financial systems. The new guidance is expected to open the market up to vendors and make it easier for agencies to transition to shared service providers.

Tags: technology , shared services , Adam Goldberg , Treasury , OMB , Keith Trippie , DHS , Gwynne Kostin , GSA , Kirit Amin , Commerce , Management of Change Conference , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/21/2013, 05:27am EDT
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DHS putting post-FISMA approach to cyber through a trial run

Three Department of Homeland Security components are testing how ongoing authorizations work. The Office of Management and Budget is drafting a memo to require agencies to change from approving the cybersecurity of systems every three years to a more regular oversight schedule.

Tags: technology , DHS , Jeff Eisensmith , OMB , Coast Guard , Mark Powell , Larry DeNayer , Citizenship and Immigration Services , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , ongoing authorizations , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/08/2013, 05:30am EDT
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CIO Council harnessing growing list of 'world class' IT programs

The CIO Council will add 25 more examples of IT project management excellence to its best practice database. DHS CIO Richard Spires said at the Excellence.gov awards Tuesday the goal of all of these success stories is to share what worked and leave a broader legacy across all of Federal IT.

Tags: technology , management , Richard Spires , DHS , CIO Council , USDA , GSA , IRS , Excellence.gov , best practices , Jason Miller , NNSA , DMDC

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 07:05am EST
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