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USDA's Forest Service taking different approach to mobility

Doug Nash, the Forest Service's CIO, said he sees great promise in using a PC-on-a-stick to let employees securely connect back to the network, save data from the field and do work from anywhere. Forest Service will release a mobile strategy and architecture in the coming weeks.
February 21, 2013

Tags: technology , Doug Nash , USDA , Forest Service , cloud computing , mobile computing , BYOD , enterprisewide services , operational efficiences , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/19/2013, 08:49pm EST

Graduate School USA bringing EA back into vogue

Brian Moran, a lecturer at the Graduate School USA, is leading an effort to reinvigorate the enterprise architecture curriculum.
February 28, 2013

Tags: technology , management , training , Brian Moran , Graduate School USA , enterprise architecture , cloud computing , Jason Miller , Top Leaders in Federal Service

Friday - 03/01/2013, 02:04pm EST

Baker leaving VA a transformed IT organization

Roger Baker's last day as the Veterans Affairs Department's assistant secretary for information and technology and chief information officer is March 8. He said the agency manages and oversees IT much differently than it did four years ago.
March 7, 2013

Tags: Jason Miller , technology , VA , Roger Baker , veterans benefits claim , IT efficiencies , PMAS

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 02:13pm EST

DoD defeating IEDs through innovative IT, acquisition approaches

Jim Craft, the CIO of the Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization (JIEDDO), said the culture of taking appropriate risk to get technology to soldiers is making a huge difference in saving lives.
March 14, 2013 (Part two of interview airs March 21, 2013)

Tags: technology , Jim Craft , DoD , Joint Improvised Explosive Device Defeat Organization , Rapid acquisition , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 10:52am EDT

New data analytics tool gives Postal Service IG head start on cases

Bryan Jones, the director of the Counter Measures and Performance Evaluation (CAPE) team in the U.S. Postal Service's Office of the Inspector General, said the development of a dashboard to help investigators visualize data more easily helped overcome initial resistance to these kinds of tools.
February 14, 2013

Tags: Jason Miller , data analysis , USPS , USPSOIG , performance evaluation , technology , big data , Bryan Jones

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:17pm EST

Navy reducing IT spending ahead of schedule

The Department of the Navy is finding real dollar savings by moving to enterprise software licenses, managing mobile devices and services better and reducing the number of printers and the amount printed. Terry Halvorsen, the DoN CIO, said they are on track to meet the goal of cutting 25 percent of their IT budget in five years.
January 17, 2013

Tags: technology , defense , DoD , Navy , Terry Halvorsen , cloud computing , mobile computing , budget , enterprise software licenses , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/17/2013, 05:21am EST

Postal Service's IG's office proclaims 2013 as year of mobile

Gary Barlet, the OIG's chief information officer, is taking a three-pronged approach to helping employees access data from anywhere, at anytime. The steps include virtualization, a BYOD strategy and cloud services.
February 7, 2013

Tags: technology , Gary Barlet , USPS , cloud , mobile computing , Virtualization , BYOD , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/07/2013, 06:05am EST

Perakslis shifting the FDA to a data-centric approach

The Food and Drug Administration's new Information Management Strategic plan is helping to create a new infrastructure to support using data to meet its mission.
January 24, 2013

Tags: technology , cloud computing , FDA , Eric Perakslis , data management , Virtualization , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/24/2013, 09:54pm EST

NIST's IT Lab well-heeled to answer agencies' expanding calls for its services

IT Lab Director Charles Romine said the organization collaborates with an ever-growing number of agencies on technology challenges. He said the Lab also is focusing on questions around cloud, cybersecurity, mobile computing and big data.
January 10, 2013

Tags: technology , NIST , Charles Romine , cloud computing , mobile computing , cybersecurity , big data , interagency collaboration , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/10/2013, 09:56pm EST

CBP turns inward to modernize IT infrastructure

Charlie Armstrong, the agency's assistant commissioner for the Office of Information and Technology and chief information officer, said a new cloud initiative is the target environment for mission support systems. CBP recently moved all of its employees to email-in-the-cloud.
January 3, 2013

Tags: technology , Charlie Armstrong , DHS , CBP , mobile computing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/03/2013, 07:13pm EST
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