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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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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
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