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Interior defines new approach to IT

The Interior Department issued its four-year technology transformation plan where it describes how it will save $100 million a year starting in 2016. Interior's roadmap focuses on back office and administrative systems.

Tags: Bernie Mazer , Interior , IT , technology , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Ken Salazar , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/08/2011, 05:12pm EDT

ICE adjusts approach to IT vendors, workforce

Luke McCormack, the chief information officer of the Homeland Security Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said ICE has not done a good job over the years in how they communicate their needs and requirements to industry.
June 16, 2011(Encore presentation July 28, 2011)

Tags: technology , Luke McCormack , DHS , Immigration and Customs Service , cloud computing , Mythbusters , workforce , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 10:24pm EDT
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IT Program managers now part of IT job series

OPM revises the 2210 job family to include this new title as part of the White House's IT reform plan.

Tags: pay and benefits , technology , Angela Bailey , OPM , program manager , 2210 job series , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/03/2011, 05:35pm EDT

Federal IT is far from horrible, CIOs say

A Federal News Radio survey finds agency technology managers disagree with President Obama and federal CIO Vivek Kundra's recent statements about the poor status of federal IT. More than half of the respondents say the perception of federal technology is worse than the IT itself. Sixty percent say their agency's IT is helping them meet their mission.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Roger Baker , VA , OMB , CIO survey , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:06am EDT
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GSA to boost cloud computing with new RFP

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra expects GSA to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It's part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing. Kundra said five of seven short-term IT reforms efforts are on track.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Roger Baker , Kathleen Merrigan , Daniel Poneman , OMB , GSA , VA , Energy , USDA , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , role of the CIO , data center consolidation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 08:01am EDT
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Exclusive: Schmidt says cyber progress being made quietly behind the scenes

The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office's initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it's clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , Vivek Kundra , White House , OMB , DHS , NIST , cybersecurity , TIC , DNS Security , FISMA , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:36am EDT
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CIO Council to build a community for all

New vice chairman of the CIO Council Richard Spires said he wants small and large agencies to learn from each other when it comes to implementing IT reforms. Small agencies have a different type of challenge than larger ones in implementing OMB's 25-point plan.

Tags: technology , Richard Spires , Brett Bobley , Sanjay Sardar , DHS , NEH , FERC , OMB , CIO Council , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/10/2011, 08:25pm EST
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Industry, feds react with optimism to OMB's IT reforms

The administration detailed a 25-point plan to improve the way agencies buy and manage technology. Current and former government officials say OMB is using lessons learned from the past to set the agencies up for success.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Teri Takai , Jeff Zients , OMB , DoD , Tim Young , Mark Forman , Bob Dix , Deloitte Consulting , KPMG , Juniper Networks , cloud computing , agile development , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:18am EST
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