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New security standard to boost agency trust, use of mobile devices

On the one-year anniversary of the Digital Government Strategy, the CIO Council and DHS are expected to issue a security baseline and reference architecture for mobile computing. The goal of the document is not to give agencies new requirements but to focus on those security standards that are mobile-centric.

Tags: technology , TechAmerica , CIO survey , Simon Szykman , Commerce , Kevin Cox , Brian Teeple , DoD , mobile computing , cybersecurity , George DelPrete , Grant Thornton , Daren Ash , NRC , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/03/2013, 05:46am EDT
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'Uncle Sam's List' launched to boost awareness of shared services

The Federal Chief Information Officers Council's shared-services implementation guide describes the new database of more than two dozen offerings for agencies in the commodity and support service IT areas. The document also provides metrics to ensure shared services are meeting the agency's needs.

Tags: technology , OMB , shared services , Jason Miller , Uncle Sam

Monday - 04/22/2013, 06:00pm EDT
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Cyber workforce avoiding retirement wave -- for now

The federal cyber workforce is not facing an immediate retirement wave, but it will if agencies don't increase the number of younger workers.

Tags: cybersecurity , technology , workforce , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/04/2013, 09:33am EDT

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 , USDA , GSA , IRS , ACT-IAC , Excellence.gov , best practices , Jason Miller , NNSA , DMDC

Wednesday - 03/06/2013, 07:05am EST
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OMB lays out 11 goals to give Section 508 some punch

Steven VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan issued a memo detailing a new strategic plan after a recent Justice Department compliance survey found mixed results. This is the fourth memo since 2005 from the Office of Management and Budget trying to get agencies to meet the law's requirements. David Capozzi, executive director of the Access Board, said new 508 regulations could be to OMB for approval this spring.

Tags: technology , acquisition , Joe Jordan , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , GSA , David Capozzi , Access Board , Section 508 , Jason Miller , OFPP

Thursday - 01/31/2013, 02:35pm EST

CIOs expected to know more under new core competencies

The CIO Council updated the Clinger-Cohen Act core competencies and learning objectives.

Tags: technology , workforce , Jason Miller , Clinger-Cohen Act

Friday - 01/18/2013, 04:10pm EST

DHS adds new ‘service' to reduce IT costs

Agency CIOs need to find creative ways to lower the cost of their technology services. DHS is testing the concept of "workplace-as-a-service." OMB soon will issue a new shared services architecture to help agencies understand how best to move to enterprisewide systems.

Tags: technology , Richard Spires , DHS , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Dave Wennergren , DoD , management , cloud computing , HP , CSC , GSA , collaboration , enterprisewide services , ELC 2011 , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 03:02pm EDT
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Agencies likely to miss network upgrade deadline

OMB sent a Sept. 30 target date for departments to implement IPv6. NIST statistics show a majority of the government's networks will not change over from the older IPv4 in the next week.

Tags: technology , OMB , NIST , IPv6 , DNS Security , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/21/2012, 05:31pm EDT

New toolkit aims to start BYOD conversation

Agencies considering allowing employees to use their own smartphones and other mobile devices on the job - known as bring-your-own-device (BYOD) - have a new toolkit at their disposal to ease the transition. The toolkit contains key considerations for agency IT managers, success stories from agencies that have already implemented such programs as well as sample existing policies at those agencies to serve as samples.

Tags: BYOD , technology , mobile , Brook Colangelo , digital strategy ,

Thursday - 08/23/2012, 06:29pm EDT

USDA CIO Smith to leave

Chris Smith is moving on after more than three years as the Agriculture Department's lead technology manager. He helped make major change to the agency's infrastructure, in part by moving email to the cloud.

Tags: USDA , Chris Smith , people , technology , Charles McClam , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 06:04pm EST
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