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HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
August 29, 2013

Tags: technology , Frank Baitman , cloud computing , PortfolioStat , shared services , USDA , National Finance Center , virtual desktop initiative , email as a service , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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GAO advocates for a better-defined grants-management workforce

A new GAO report is recommending OMB be more specific in its guidance on grant management. The report said 5,100 employees are significantly involved in managing grants.

Tags: grants management , OMB , OPM , GAO , COFAR , workforce , management , Cogan Schneier

Wednesday - 07/31/2013, 06:29am EDT

HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
July 11, 2013

Tags: technology , Frank Baitman , cloud computing , PortfolioStat , shared services , USDA , National Finance Center , virtual desktop initiative , email as a service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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GAO: Agencies should expand TechStat reviews to all high-risk projects

Federal agencies need to step up their use of TechStat sessions, the Government Accountability Office concluded in a new report. The face-to-face meetings of IT officials and agency leaders have been put to use by the Office of Management and Budget and individual agencies to turn around or terminate dozens of failing IT projects. But only about a third of the agency projects deemed most at risk of cost overruns or schedule slips have undergone the reviews, GAO reported.

Tags: TechStat , OMB , management , IT , Commerce , DHS , USDA , Jack Moore

Friday - 06/14/2013, 07:49pm EDT

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 , David Powner , 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

Handling large data sets in a secure environment

Kerry Weems, the vice president and general manager for Health Solutions for General Dynamics Information Technology will discuss data collection and IT security.
May 28, 2013

Tags: technology , data collection , data consolidation , Kerry Weems , General Dynamics Information Technology , Physician Quality Reporting System , Medicare , Medicaid , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , electronic health records , data storage , cloud computing , mobile devices , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 05/28/2013, 09:32pm EDT
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Congress pressures agencies to speed up office consolidations

Members of the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Economic Development, Public Buildings and Emergency Management want to know why the NRC spent millions of dollars to renovate office space it may never use. DHS and HHS were praised by the committee for their approach to consolidating office space.

Tags: GSA , NRC , management , real estate , real property , Freeze the Footprint , House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee , Jason Miller , Dorothy Robyn , Lou Barletta , DHS , Ned Holland , Jeffery Orner , William Borchardt

Thursday - 05/23/2013, 06:12am EDT
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FedRAMP achieves another cloud security milestone

HHS approves Amazon Web Services for meeting security requirements under the Federal Risk Authorization Management Program. The company's secure documents are available for other agencies to review to help accelerate their move to the cloud.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , GSA , Dave McClure , FedRAMP , cloud computing , Teresa Carlson , Amazon Web Services , Management of Change Conference , ACT-IAC , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/22/2013, 05:15am EDT
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