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GSA sending resources, expertise to rescue SAM

Acting Administrator Dan Tangherlini shifted responsibility for the troubled System for Award Management to the CIO's office and the Federal Acquisition Service and out of the Office of Governmentwide Policy. GSA is reconsidering all of its options, including possibly recompeting the contract for SAM. OASIS, Networks 2020 and changes to the schedules program also are making progress.

Tags: Acquisition , Industry , Contracting , GSA , Mary Davie , Jeff Koses , System for Award Management , Coalition for Government Procurement , Networks 2020 , strategic sourcing , IBM , pricing variability , OASIS ,

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 07:15am EDT
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Recovery Board testing accountability tools in the cloud

Agencies are testing software to analyze data for potential problems. The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board is now hosting these tools in the cloud to make it easier for agencies to use them.

Tags: technology , management , Shawn Kingsberry , Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board , Cloud computing , data analysis , Recovery Act , ELC 2011 ,

Thursday - 10/27/2011, 05:23am EDT
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Top 10 cyber accomplishments since 2006

Federal News Radio polled current and former federal cybersecurity experts for their opinions on what were the most significant cybersecurity accomplishments since 2006 to secure federal networks and improve public- private partnerships. The accomplishments are in no particular order.

Tags: Cybersecurity Rising , technology , DoD , DHS , GSA , NIST , OMB , White House

Tuesday - 10/23/2012, 01:22pm EDT

Cyber progress fueled by agency brass recognition

Six years after the Veterans Affairs data breach, civilian agency networks and computers are more secure. Current and former federal officials and cyber experts say from secretaries on down, the threat of a cyber attack and the impact on mission is well understood.

Tags: technology , Cybersecurity Rising , Dan Chenok , IBM , Information Security and Privacy Advisory Board , Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , Jeff Eisensmith , Immigration and Customs Enforcement , DHS , OMB , cybersecurity , Paul Nicholas , Microsoft , TIC , Federal Desktop Core Configuration , FISMA , continuous monitoring , Cyber Workforce ,

Wednesday - 10/24/2012, 03:32am EDT
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DHS details services, tools needed to better defend federal networks

The draft solicitation asks for 15 toolsets and 11 service areas to help agencies implement continuous monitoring as-a-service and to buy sensors. DHS has asked vendors on GSA Schedule 70 to comment on the requirements.

Tags: technology , Acquisition , Contracting , Industry , DHS , cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , GSA schedule ,

Monday - 10/22/2012, 05:38pm EDT

DHS realigns cyber office into five divisions

Homeland Security Department Secretary Janet Napolitano approved the reorganization plan earlier this week. The newly aligned Office of Cybersecurity and Communications expands from three divisions and creates a new performance-management office.

Tags: management , DHS , cybersecurity , Janet Napolitano , Mike Locatis , exclusive

Friday - 10/19/2012, 02:01pm EDT

OMB to give CIOs IT hunting license through broadening of authorities

The administration wants chief information officers to take more control over spending on technology, especially in those areas in the "shadows." OMB acting Director Jeff Zients said the Interior Department's approach to giving its CIO control over almost all spending is a model for the rest of the government. Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel to release a report on expected savings from PortfolioStat in the coming months.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Jeff Zients , Bernie Mazer , Interior , PortfolioStat , CIO authorities , President

Friday - 10/19/2012, 05:23am EDT
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VA gears up to standardize ratings for exceptional employees

The Veterans Affairs Department's National Cemetery Administration is testing the new employee appraisal system, called GEAR, to better define and measure employee performance. The Coast Guard also is preparing a pilot of the approached designed by the National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations.

Tags: workforce , management , OPM , VA , Coast Guard , Tim Curry , Curt Odom , Veronica Wales , AFGE , SEIU/NAGE , Mark Bailey , Demetrios Stroubakis , GEAR pilot , The National Council on Federal Labor-Management Relations , employee performance appraisals ,

Thursday - 10/18/2012, 05:10am EDT
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Affordable Care Act gives CMS shared services a shot in the arm

Agency CIO Tony Trenkle said CMS is building the foundation for four enterprisewide applications, including identity management and an enterprise portal.
October 18, 2012

Tags: technology , CMS , Tony Trenkle , HHS , Affordable Care Act , shared services , identity management , Ask the CIO ,

Tuesday - 10/16/2012, 10:55pm EDT
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Budget shortfalls driving CIOs' priorities

A new Federal News Radio survey of federal chief information officers shows that budget cuts are among their biggest concerns. Senior technology managers also said among the biggest benefits they are seeing from moving systems to the cloud is cost savings. DoD deputy CIO Rob Carey said the Pentagon is setting certain changes in motion as part of its move to the cloud to help deal with an assortment of challenges.

Tags: technology , management , Rob Carey , DoD , Cloud computing , enterprise services , CIO survey , cybersecurity , shared services , data center consolidation , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 10/17/2012, 05:14am EDT
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