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DoD to bring services under its IT strategy umbrella

Military services and agencies, alike, are under pressure from senior defense officials to find savings from IT Rob Carey, DoD's deputy CIO said at the annual Executive Leadership Conference. In the coming weeks, Defense CIO Teri Takai will issue a memo detailing a new strategy for bringing existing consolidation and standardization efforts together. The budget pressures have helped push the department out in front of emerging cyber and mobile technologies.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , cloud computing , mobile , Rob Carey , DoD , budget , ELC 2011 , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:33am EDT

Smart Government - IT as a Force Multiplier

IT transformation has the potential to be a catalyst for 'smart government' and can serve as a force multiplier for future mission success. Tune-in to Van Hitch, a Senior Advisor with Deloitte Consulting LLP and Former CIO of the Department of Justice and Clarence Crawford a Director with Deloitte Consulting LLP and Former CFO of the U.S. Office of Personnel Management for this timely discussion.

Tags: Deloitte , workforce , Van Hitch , Clarence Crawford , Shamyra Edmonds , budget

Tuesday - 07/03/2012, 01:52pm EDT
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Navy simplifies IT proposal template to focus on savings

The Navy's chief information officer released an abbreviated business case analysis template in an effort to encourage IT industry personnel to propose ideas focused on cost savings. The CIO must continue to decrease IT spending by 25 percent over the next four years.

Tags: DoD , Navy , technology , budget , acquisition , Terry Halvorsen , Esther Carey

Tuesday - 07/24/2012, 06:07pm EDT

GAO, FPS disagree over ability to assess federal building risk

The Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool does not provide information about the consequences of security incidents at federal facilities, a GAO auditor said. As a result, agencies cannot effectively deploy countermeasures. Still, Rep. Dan Lungren (R-Calif.) said he was happy with FPS' progress in developing MIST.

Tags: building security , DHS , GAO , Federal Protective Service , Modified Infrastructure Survey Tool , Homeland Security Committee , Congress , Eric Patterson , Mark Goldstein , Keith BieryGolick , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 07/25/2012, 05:51am EDT
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DoD leaders advocate plug-and-play IT buying

Defense leaders say the Pentagon should skip buying IT for some major systems until contractors finish production. Many big projects take years to complete, meaning the technology inside becomes outdated by project completion.

Tags: DoD , acquisition , technology , Mark Bowman , David Simpson , DISA , Joint Staff , Ruben Gomez

Wednesday - 07/11/2012, 06:36pm EDT
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Technology no longer a barrier to telework, experts say

Panelists at Wednesday's Telework Town Hall Meeting said the technology is there to make the federal workforce more mobile.

Tags: telework , Telework Enhancement Act , Telework Exchange , Peter Tseronis , Casey Coleman , GSA , Energy Department , USMC , Robert Brown , Rick Engle , mobility , Michael OConnell

Thursday - 05/03/2012, 06:21am EDT

Agencies continue to struggle with records management

Federal agencies continue to struggle with properly managing their records, and the changing nature and technology of 21st-century record-keeping could throw a further wrench in the process, according to an annual report from the National Archives and Records Administration.

Tags: NARA , records management , management , technology

Wednesday - 05/02/2012, 03:08pm EDT

IT executives see telework storm on the horizon

Forty-five percent of the IT executives polled in for the 2012-2013 Telework/Mobile IT Almanac expected to see an increase in part-time mobile workers over the next two years and 59 percent anticipated more regular teleworkers.

Tags: telework , mobility , Telework Exchange , Riverbed , Swish Data , workforce , technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 04/10/2012, 08:07am EDT
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OMB to increase IT project oversight with improved dashboard

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said agency technology managers will receive reports on the accuracy of the data they put in the portal. The Office of Management and Budget will use the reports to spot possible problematic projects. Version two of the IT Dashboard also will offer more information on specific projects that fall under a bigger investment category.

Tags: technology , OMB , management , Steven VanRoekel , Dominic Sale , IT Dashboard , data quality , data management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/08/2012, 05:00am EST
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House probes OPM management, IT in wake of fellowship debacle

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), who chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said a recent mishap involving the Presidential Management Fellowship not only threatens the program's prestige but could point to larger technology issues within OPM.

Tags: Congress , House , technology , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , USAJobs , retirement backlog , Dennis Ross , John Berry , Presidential Management Fellowship

Monday - 03/05/2012, 05:07pm EST
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