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Federal CTO issues mandate for innovation

White House chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra says directive will increase agency efficiency and improve the lives of citizens.

Tags: management , Technology , innovation , Office of Science and Technology Policy , Mark Udall , Mark Warner , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 02:58pm EDT

Two working groups to improve federal spending data

OMB creates one entity made up of senior leaders to oversee controls and data quality. The second group will focus on transparency and openness around federal spending data. These groups also will help create stretch goals for open government more broadly.

Tags: mngt , Technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , White House , Open Government Directive , dashboard

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 12:06pm EST

CRS finds federal CTO role remains undefined

The research service finds that - without a statutory definition of the federal chief technology officer's exact responsibilities - the position could have a tougher time affecting "change in individual federal agencies or systemically throughout the federal government."

Tags: Technology , management , Office of Science and Technology Policy , White House , Congressional Research Service , Chief technology officer

Monday - 02/08/2010, 07:50pm EST

Federal R&D efforts could get boost

NSF, NIST and Energy continue to receive increases on way to doubling budget by 2017. Overall, R&D across government increases only slightly. OSTP will create a dashboard to measure effectiveness of federal R&D efforts.

Tags: Technology , John Holdren , White House , OSTP , NASA , NSF , Energy , NIST , USDA , education , Smithsonian , Research and development , R&D dashboard , budget , FY 2011 budget

Tuesday - 02/02/2010, 06:40am EST

Schmidt answers doubters as cyber czar

In first public speech, Howard Schmidt details five main focus areas, including updating the federal cybersecurity strategy. He also answers questions about how he will work with the NSC and NEC, and with the federal CIO and CTO. Schmidt says the administration has a big opportunity to improve the long-term cyber health of the government and industry.

Tags: Technology , Howard Schmidt , Vivek Kundra , White House , OMB , National Security Council , National Economic Council , Cybersecurity

Thursday - 01/28/2010, 06:22am EST

Agencies starting to get innovation itch

Federal CTO Chopra points to HHS, DoD as examples of how departments are embracing the new concept. He says open government directive in final stages.

Tags: mngt , Technology , OMB , HHS , DoD , transparency , Open government , innovation , CTO

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 06:41am EDT

Transparency and openness in government

October 7th, 2009

Transparency and openness in government are two goals the Obama Administration wants to meet by using technology. Aneesh Chopra, the first Federal Chief Technology Officer, is challenging agencies to open their minds to using IT in new ways.

Tags: Technology , Meeting Mission Goals , Obama , government

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 11:39am EDT

Explaining the Difference

Tags: mngt , tech , Curt Monash , Monash Research ,

Monday - 04/20/2009, 10:20am EDT
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