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Hurricane Sandy forces cancellation of ELC conference

The Executive Leadership Conference scheduled to take place this week in Williamsburg, Va. has been canceled because of Hurricane Sandy.

Tags: management , Hurricane Sandy , OPM , ACT-IAC , ELC ,

Sunday - 10/28/2012, 01:33pm EDT

DHS broadens public-private efforts to combat cyber risks

Mark Weatherford, DHS deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, discusses how the National Cybersecurity and Communications Integration Center is at the core of an effort to bring government and industry closer together to respond to threats against critical infrastructure.
October 25, 2012

Tags: technology , Ask the CIO , cybersecurity , Cybersecurity Rising , Mark Weatherford , DHS , Critical infrastructure , information sharing ,

Thursday - 10/25/2012, 05:43pm EDT
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Agencies must better define roles of acquisition leaders

OFPP gives agencies until Jan. 15 to update the responsibilities of their chief acquisition officer and senior procurement executive.

Tags: acquisition , management , OFPP , Joe Jordan , CAO Council , senior procurement executive ,

Monday - 10/29/2012, 01:12pm EDT

Agencies initiate IT cut-and-invest strategy

Agencies have identified 98 opportunities where they can save real money by consolidating IT systems or by implementing better buying processes. In an exclusive interview, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said most fall in the commodity IT areas of email, servers and other areas where agencies tend to spend a lot of money for IT.

Tags: technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , PortfolioStat , budget , IT consolidation , exclusive

Monday - 10/29/2012, 05:47am EDT
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DoD finalizes new IT strategy

Federal News Radio's Jason Miller has an update from ELC 2011.

Tags: ELC 2011 , DoD , In Depth

Monday - 10/24/2011, 07:22pm EDT
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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 , IT , cybersecurity , cloud computing , mobile , Rob Carey , DoD , budget , ELC 2011 ,

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

ELC: News and Notes

OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

Tags: technology , GSA , OPM , NIST , DHS , Martha Johnson , Dave McClure , Patsy Stevens , Donna Roy , Jeremy Grant , NSTIC , Suzanne Lightman , green government , energy efficiency , Open government , GPRA Modernization , HSIN , cybersecurity , identity management , mobile , HSPD-12 , ELC 2011

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 05:57am EDT

DHS adds new ‘service' to reduce IT costs

Agency CIOs need to find creative ways to lower the cost of their technology services. DHS is testing the concept of "workplace-as-a-service." OMB soon will issue a new shared services architecture to help agencies understand how best to move to enterprisewide systems.

Tags: technology , Richard Spires , DHS , Lisa Schlosser , OMB , Dave Wennergren , DoD , management , cloud computing , HP , CSC , GSA , CIO Council , collaboration , enterprisewide services , ELC 2011 , ACT-IAC ,

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 03:02pm EDT
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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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