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How former Director Maria Roat bought into FedRAMP

Maria Roat, former FedRAMP director and current CTO at Transportation, sat down with the Women of Washington radio show to discuss her work on FedRAMP and the challenges she faced in its implementation.

Tags: Maria Roat , Navy , FedRAMP , Women of Washington , Gigi Schumm , Aileen Black , leadership , management , CTO

Wednesday - 02/18/2015, 02:07pm EST

Agencies not seeing dollar signs in the cloud

Transportation and DISA CTOs say cloud computing may not deliver the savings many expected. Instead, the value of moving to the cloud is the ability to modernize apps, scaling up and down on demand and taking advantage of the agility and speed to get services to market.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , Maria Roat , Dave Mihelcic , DISA , FedSummits , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/16/2015, 04:25am EST
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Agencies have a long way to go to reach data-centricity

USDA, DHS and Transportation are taking steps to implement OMB's May 2013 open data policy. Each agency faces policy and process challenges, but they say progress is starting.

Tags: management , Open data , OMB , Dan Morgan , Bobby Jones , USDA , Donna Roy , DHS , information sharing , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/12/2014, 04:04am EST
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GAO: Some agencies hit harder than others during sequestration

A new report from the Government Accountability Office says that some agencies, including the Departments of Energy, Transportation and Health and Human Services, experienced stalled grants and contract activity during the government shutdown of 2013.

Tags: GAO , sequestration , Energy , NIH , HHS , grant management , contracting , budget , Mark Warner , Jory Heckman , OMB

Monday - 11/17/2014, 11:21am EST

The increase of cloud budgets across federal agencies

Cloud budgets at some federal agencies are twice as large as they were in 2012.

Tags: GAO , cloud , budget , USDA ,

Monday - 10/06/2014, 09:27am EDT

Wanted: The ideal federal IT manager

Four chief information officers list the qualities they'd like their IT managers to have, drawing upon both their experiences and imaginations.

Tags: technology , Richard McKinney , CIO , workforce , ACT-IAC , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 09/30/2014, 03:37pm EDT
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DoT's move into shared services buoyed by better trained IT workforce

Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department chief information officer, said he reduced contractor-federal employee IT workforce ratio to 1-to-1 from 5-to-1. He said better training and governance will help the agency centralize certain computer network services.

Tags: technology , Richard McKinney , Ask the CIO , workforce , training , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/27/2014, 10:50am EDT

Inside the Reporter's Notebook: Swinging exit doors at VA, DHS, GSA; Procurement fun at HHS

Executive Editor Jason Miller looks at the news and information you may have missed or that slipped through the cracks at conferences, hearings and the like.

Tags: Jason Miller , Inside the Reporters Notebook , DHS , VA , GSA , HHS , cybersecurity , acquisition , technology , contracting , Buyers Club , T4 , Stan Lowe , Maria Roat , Charles De Sanno , Jenny Menna , Matt Goodrich , Bobbie Stempfley

Friday - 08/08/2014, 05:52pm EDT

DoT refocuses SES leaders to address shortcomings, improve skills

The Transportation Department is using 360-degree reviews and executive coaching to help members of the Senior Executive Service become better leaders. DoT is focusing on leadership, in part, because it was one of the areas of improvement highlighted in the Employee Viewpoint Survey.

Tags: workforce , management , Brian Crew , training , Senior Executive Service , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/22/2014, 03:54am EST
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