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Rep. Connolly says momentum is building for IT procurement reforms

Sen. Jean Shaheen (D-N.H.) introduced an amendment to the upper chamber's version of the Defense Authorization Act that closely mirrors the House's Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act. The House passed its version in June. The White House still hasn't officially weighed in on FITARA.

Tags: Congress , OMB , technology , Gerry Connolly , Tom Carper , Jean Shaheen , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , Defense Authorization Bill , HealthCare.gov , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/27/2013, 04:11am EST
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Rep. Issa heading down familiar path for IT reform; Senate still in discovery mode

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) plans to offer the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) as an amendment later this week to the 2013 Defense Authorization bill. The Senate held a hearing looking at the best approach to empower federal CIOs. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard that transparency, visibility and senior leadership are common traits among successful CIOs.

Tags: technology , management , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Simon Szykman , Commerce , Frank Baitman , HHS , David Powner , GAO , PortfolioStat , IT duplication , Commodity IT , Darrell Issa , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:26am EDT

VanRoekel dismisses need for IT reform, calls for more flexibility

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its first hearing on the steps needed to reform IT management across government. But federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he has the authority needed to improve how agencies spend money on technology programs. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the committee's chairman, is developing legislation to update laws governing the management of IT.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , IT reform , Tom Davis , Deloitte , David Powner , GAO , John Mica , Jason Miller , House , Congress

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 10:02am EST
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OMB to give CIOs IT hunting license through broadening of authorities

The administration wants chief information officers to take more control over spending on technology, especially in those areas in the "shadows." OMB acting Director Jeff Zients said the Interior Department's approach to giving its CIO control over almost all spending is a model for the rest of the government. Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel to release a report on expected savings from PortfolioStat in the coming months.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Jeff Zients , Bernie Mazer , Interior , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller , President

Friday - 10/19/2012, 05:23am EDT
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CIOs influence growing around mission, budget, survey finds

More than half of the CIOs and deputy CIOs who responded to an exclusive online Federal News Radio survey about their 2012 priorities said the recent Office of Management and Budget memo giving them oversight over commodity IT spending either will improve how they manage IT spending or codifies their existing authorities. More than two-thirds of the respondents said their agency's senior decision-makers value their input and 80 percent said those same leaders understand the value information technology brings to the mission.

Tags: CIO survey , Jason Miller , OMB , 25-point IT reform plan , budget , management , technology , IT , cloud computing , 2011 and Beyond ,

Tuesday - 01/17/2012, 04:24pm EST
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HUD takes three-pronged approach to improve IT projects

The agency is using a new project management approach, TechStat sessions and new CIO authorities to fix long-standing oversight problems. HUD CIO Jerry Williams said all seven priority programs met their cost, schedule and performance goals this year.

Tags: technology , HUD , Jerry Williams , Chris Niedermayer , TechStat , GAO , IT oversight , project management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 08:30am EST
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