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Agencies given how-to guide for modular, agile IT contracting

Federal Chief Information Officer Steve VanRoekel and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan released the guidance that highlights possible risks or challenges, and offers checklists, templates and other tools to make the move to this smaller, more outcome based approach easier for agencies.

Tags: acquisition , acquisition policy , contracting , industry , OMB , OFPP , Joe Jordan , Steven VanRoekel , TechStat , modular contracting , agile development , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/15/2012, 02:44pm EDT

In Depth interviews - June 6

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 , Robert Tobias , Dan Meyer , DoD , DoD IG , Mike Hettinger , SIIA , Josh Sawislak , Telework Exchange , Larry Clinton

Thursday - 06/07/2012, 01:22am EDT

Cutting, investing aren't mutually exclusive, federal CIO says

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants agencies to cut spending and invest in new capabilities at the same time. Savings from outdated or inefficient IT projects can be plowed into new innovations, he said.

Tags: OMB , technology , Steven VanRoekel , TechStat , PortfolioStat , shared services , duplication , USDA , budget , Jared Serbu , FOSE

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 05:26am EDT
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New FedRAMP standards first step to secure cloud computing

OMB sets a six-month deadline for initial capabilities to be ready. Along with the cloud security standards and process, the administration highlighted other accomplishments on the one-year anniversary of the 25-point IT Reform plan. The White House said a new draft shared services strategy will focus on commodity IT services.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , Dave McClure , Richard Spires , OMB , DHS , GSA , cloud computing , TechStat , shared services , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 04:00pm EST
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Officials willing to 'bang heads' to bring DHS systems in line

The Department of Homeland Security expects an audit of its IT systems will bring relatively good news in two weeks. Last year's audit found 161 issues in technology systems throughout the agency. Those problems ranged from a lack of disaster recovery plans to the inability to block former employees from accessing department IT systems.

Tags: DHS , data , cybersecurity , technology , House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform , Todd Platts , Peggy Sherry , Robert West , James McCoy , FEMA , financial management , Emily Kopp

Friday - 10/28/2011, 03:05pm EDT
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Agencies begin to alter approach to IT system development

Several departments are starting to understand that buying and creating technology systems can be done in small, iterative steps. OMB's push for agile development seems to be taking hold across the government.

Tags: technology , agile development , DoD , OMB , FBI , Robert White , rob vietmeyer , tyler bond , USDA , AFFIRM , TechStat , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/17/2011, 06:01am EDT
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Interior ready to put substance behind IT reforms

Initial results from the two major changes to the way the agency manages and applies technology will come to the forefront this fall.
September 29, 2011

Tags: technology , Andrew Jackson , Interior , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 03:36pm EDT
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At Pentagon, lessons learned on data center consolidation

Like every agency, the Defense Department has to help the government reduce its IT footprint. But unlike most agencies, it has more than a decade of data center consolidation experience to lean on. Space dedicated to servers in the Pentagon has come down from 45,000 to 15,000 square feet over the past 15 years, officials said.

Tags: DoD , technology , data center consolidation , COOP , Army , Army Information Technology Agency , Pentagon , Donald Adcock , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 04:47pm EDT
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IT reforms moving to optimization stage

Nine months since OMB issued its 25-point plan to improve how agencies oversee technology, the tone is changing. Lisa Schlosser, the federal deputy CIO, said the goal is to make sure agencies are using their people, money and other resources as best as possible. Agencies are finding some early success with the IT reforms, especially around acquisition.

Tags: technology , workforce , contracting , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Ken Rogers , State , AFCEA Bethesda , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Commodity IT , Jason Miller , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , service level agreements

Friday - 09/23/2011, 06:14am EDT
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OMB releases details of cloud-first policy for agencies

The use of cloud computing is one of the major aspects of the administration’s “25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management.” OMB recently announced a cloud-first policy for agency IT programs moving forward. Last week, OMB released more details on its cloud computing plans for agencies.    Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller [...]

Tags: cloud computing , cloud-first policy , data center consolidation , GSA , OMB , Vivek Kundra , cloud computing , cloud-first policy , data center consolidation , GSA , OMB , Vivek Kundra

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 06:15pm EST
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