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Zachary Goldstein, Chief Information Officer, NOAA

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has teamed up with several tech companies on a big data project to establish five Cooperative Research and Development Agreements (CRADAs). The goal is to migrate NOAA's vast data reserves to the cloud and make that data more accessible to the public. Zach Goldstein is the chief information officer of NOAA. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on this effort.

Tags: Zachary Goldstein , NOAA , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , cloud computing

Wednesday - 04/29/2015, 09:17am EDT
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Rob Coen, Director, IT Acquisition and Assessment Center, NIH

The National Institutes of Health has awarded a new governmentwide acquisition contract (GWAC). The $20 billion contract, Chief Information Officers-Commodities and Solutions (CIO-CS) was divided among 65 total companies. It'll help provide the entire federal government with IT solutions. Rob Coen is the director of the agency's IT Acquisition and Assessment Center (NITAAC). He joined Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to further examine the GWAC.

Tags: Rob Coen , NIH , technology , GWAC , acquisition , Federal Drive , Tom Temin

Tuesday - 04/28/2015, 09:07am EDT
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FITARA does not give federal CIOs total IT budget authority

Some CIOs are asking what the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act will really change. Tom Temin, host of the Federal Drive has some answers in a new commentary.

Tags: Tom Temin , Federal Drive , FITARA , technology , GAO , budget

Tuesday - 04/21/2015, 03:53am EDT

My two cents: Recommendations for the new federal CIO

Keith Trippie, the CEO of The Trippie Group and a former DHS official, calls for changes to how agencies hire IT workers, measure project success and integrate IT across all disciplines.

Tags: Keith Trippie , The Trippie Group , FITARA , acquisition , commentary

Monday - 04/20/2015, 03:39am EDT

IT acquisition challenges in the federal government.

Van Hitch, senior advisor with Deloitte's Federal Consulting Practice, joins host Roger Waldron to talk about some of the IT acquisition challenges facing federal managers.
April 7, 2015

Tags: acquisition , Contracting , Van Hitch , Deloitte Federal Government Services , IT acquisition , FITARA , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Roger Waldron , Off the Shelf , Coalition for Government Procurement

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 07:06pm EDT
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Shawn McCarthy, Research Director, IDC Government Insights

Chief financial officers are becoming important influencers of IT investment choices. That's true even though the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act gives chief information officers budget authority. So it's more important than ever for CFOs and CIOs to form strong collaborative relationships. Shawn McCarthy, the research director at IDC Government Insights, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to share 10 steps to help boost that partnership.

Tags: Shawn McCarthy , IDC Government , Federal Drive , Tom Temin , FITARA , budget , CFO ,

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 09:44am EDT
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David Powner, Director of IT Management Issues, GAO

A big part of a federal chief information officer's job is filing reports required by Congress or the White House. But a survey of CIOs shows they find two-thirds of the reports are at least a partial waste of time. The survey was conducted by the Government Accountability Office. It found that the Office of Management and Budget has tried to streamline the reporting process. But, GAO says OMB missed opportunities to address some of the challenges CIOs encounter. David Powner is director of information technology management issues at GAO. He joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on the report and its findings.

Tags: GAO , IT management , David Powner , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Monday - 04/06/2015, 09:57am EDT
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Paul Baltzell, Chief Information Officer, State of Indiana

As the federal government struggles with how to make better use of data, it could learn a thing or two from the states. A case in point is Indiana. It's harnessing data to solve problems and improve how it does business. In one example, Indiana has had one of the highest infant mortality rates in the country for more than two decades. Officials have identified causes and directed funds to programs that target at-risk mothers. Paul Baltzell is Indiana's Chief Information Officer. on the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, explained more about the state's data analysis program.

Tags: Paul Baltzell , Indiana , infant mortality rate , Tom Temin , Federal Drive

Thursday - 03/19/2015, 09:29am EDT
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Acting DoD CIO Halvorsen accepts permanent tech chief role

Terry Halvorsen, a former Navy CIO, assumed the role of permanent CIO on Sunday, according to a Pentagon spokesperson.

Tags: Terry Halvorsen , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing , Teri Takai , Pentagon

Monday - 03/09/2015, 10:37am EDT

Can CIOs and CAOs play well in the sandbox?

It has always frustrated Mike Sade why chief information officers and chief acquisition officers often seem to communicate disparate messages regarding their agencies' goals and objectives. The 30-year federal procurement exec offers some tips on how to overcome that.

Tags: Mike Sade , Sade Associates , FITARA , CAO , management , acquisition , communication

Monday - 03/09/2015, 02:57am EDT
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