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More oversight needed to achieve billions of dollars in IT savings

The Government Accountability Office looked at two initiatives that are supposed to help get information technology spending under control. GAO found that both initiatives are coming up short.

Tags: David Powner , GAO , PortfolioStat , operations and maintenance , Technology , information technology , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell , budget , management

Tuesday - 11/12/2013, 04:50pm EST

White House pushes $2B increase in IT spending

The White House asked Congress for a $2 billion increase in federal technology funding for fiscal 2014. Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said there is broad recognition that the time to invest in IT is now because of the long-term savings and benefits it can bring.

Tags: Technology , budget , 2014 budget , OMB , White House , Steven VanRoekel , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/10/2013, 01:03pm EDT

Agencies fail to scrutinize billions in legacy IT spending

Despite spending billions to maintain legacy IT systems, many agencies are failing to properly review whether there is a sound basis for continuing them, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office.

Tags: Technology , IT , GAO , David Powner , Federal Drive , DoD , DHS , Jack Moore

Monday - 11/19/2012, 08:21pm EST

IT budget facing 10 percent cut, would shrink to 8-year low

OMB issued fiscal 2014 technology project guidance detailing the steps agencies should take to reduce spending across six areas. Agencies also must tell OMB how it would reinvest the savings into new or innovative projects.

Tags: Technology , budget , OMB , Cybersecurity , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/17/2012, 05:33pm EDT

The federal budget, GSA schedules, and more

Kevin Plexico, vice president of Federal Information Services at Deltek, will talk about a wide variety of issues, when he joins host Mark Amtower on today's show.
January 9, 2012(Encore presentation February 13, 2012)

Tags: acquisition , Kevin Plexico , Deltek , federal budget , GSA schedules , strategic sourcing initiative , IDIQs , GWACs , NGEN , T4 , DHS Eagle , EAGLE , Eagle 2 , First Source , First Source 2 , US Army Eagle , SEWP 4 , Mark Amtower , Contracting , procurement , Amtower Off Center

Monday - 01/09/2012, 07:46pm EST

VA gives the go ahead to its 'ruthless' IT reduction plans

The agency's task force detailed potential areas to cut the cost of technology in a 104-page report sent to the chief information officer this week. Stephen Warren, VA's principal deputy CIO, said the agency expects to save at least $50 million over the next year.

Tags: Technology , Contracting , VA , Stephen Warren , budget , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 07:25pm EDT