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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 , GAO , CIO authorities , 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

GAO, OMB spar over whether to measure data center cost savings

Government auditors told House Oversight and Government Affairs members that saving money from closing more than 1,000 data centers needs to be metric. OMB said optimization of core data centers is a more important measure than straight cost savings.

Tags: technology , data center consolidation , OMB , GAO , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Bernie Mazer , Interior , GSA , PortfolioStat , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:01am EDT
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DHS, DoD among agencies making slow, steady progress to get off High Risk list

GAO adds two new areas to the list, NOAA's satellite programs and the federal government's financial risk because of climate change. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro said nearly every initiative on the list made progress in fixing their problems over the last two years.

Tags: management , GAO , DHS , DoD , Gene Dodaro , Darrell Issa , NOAA , OFPP , Joe Jordan , High Risk list , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/15/2013, 06:19am EST

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 , CIO authorities , IT reform , Tom Davis , Deloitte , GAO , John Mica , Jason Miller , House , Congress

Wednesday - 01/23/2013, 10:02am EST
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Agencies fail to scrutinize billions in legacy IT spending

Despite spending billions to maintain legacy IT systems, many agencies are failing to properly review whether there is a sound basis for continuing them, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: technology , IT , IT spending , GAO , Federal Drive , DoD , DHS , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/19/2012, 08:21pm EST
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Federal Drive interviews - Nov. 19, 2012

Sen. Mark Warner (D-Va.) says that in spite of how it may seem, lawmakers understand the dangers of the fiscal cliff and Dr. Arjun Srinivasan talks about drug-resistant viruses known as superbugs that are on the rise.

Tags: Federal Drive , Mark Warner , Leon Fuerth , Thomas Ricks , Danielle Ivory , Arjun Srinivasan , CDC , Senate , GAO , Bloomberg Government

Monday - 11/19/2012, 09:34am EST

In Depth interviews - July 25

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Evan Lesser , Walton Francis , GAO , data center consolidation , FEHBP , security clearances

Thursday - 07/26/2012, 01:32am EDT

In Depth interviews - July 16

On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Dorine Andrews , Causey Awards , Richard Boly , State Department , Tom Karygiannis , GAO

Tuesday - 07/17/2012, 01:27am EDT

Antiquated systems slowing down IRS modernization, GAO says

David Powner, GAO's Director of Information Technology Issues, said the problem is not that IRS does not have enough funding for technology the problem is the agency is still relying on antiquated systems.

Tags: GAO , IRS , Doug Shulman , Federal Drive , technology

Thursday - 04/12/2012, 11:02am EDT
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GAO: Duplicative IT programs total $1.2 billion

David Powner, the director of information technology management issues at GAO, joined In Depth with Francis Rose to discuss a recent report on duplicative IT investments at the Defense, Energy and Homeland Security Departments.

Tags: GAO , IT , technology , In Depth , Francis Rose , Energy , DHS , DoD

Thursday - 02/23/2012, 07:35pm EST
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