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VA sets Oct. 1 as smartphone approval day

Agency CIO Roger Baker said he plans to let employees use mobile devices on the VA network starting in fiscal 2012. He's leaning toward the bring-your-own-device approach, but details still need to be finalized. Baker said VA also will update its mobile computing policy.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , VA , mobile devices , cybersecurity , mobile computing , iPhone , Android , BlackBerry ,

Thursday - 06/30/2011, 08:50pm EDT
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More time needed to finalize FedRAMP

GSA, DoD, DHS still need at least another month to finalize the FedRAMP requirements. Agencies and vendors are anxiously waiting the FedRAMP process to speed up the move to cloud computing and save money. The CIO Council also is developing the top 20 cloud security considerations to help agencies mitigate risks.

Tags: technology , Dawn Leaf , GSA , DHS , CDC , NIST , DoD , cybersecurity , cloud computing , FedRAMP , AFCEA , infrastructure-as-a-service ,

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:38pm EDT

DoD trying to take cost out of operations

Beth McGrath, DoD's deputy chief management officer, said reworking acquisition regulations will include new ways to buy technology and promote agile development. The Pentagon is targeting everything from the way it buys technology to standardizing business systems in an effort to save money and become more efficient. DoD wants to standardize 15 common, commercial business processes.

Tags: technology , management , acquisition , Beth McGrath , DoD , Army , Air Force , financial management , agile development , acquisition regulations ,

Wednesday - 06/29/2011, 08:28am EDT
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Reporters' Roundup: DoD may cut costs with operational changes

These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

Tags: DoD , budget , Beth McGrath , In Depth

Tuesday - 06/28/2011, 05:53pm EDT
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U.S. Mint rebounding from technology deficiencies

Goutam Kundu, the agency's CIO, is focusing on reducing the number of applications, modernizing its systems and improving online customer service.
June 23, 2011

Tags: technology , U.S. Mint , Goutam Kundu , cloud computing , customer relationship management , ITIL , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 06/23/2011, 10:17pm EDT
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CRS opens door for vendor reporting of political spending

A new report found the courts have given presidents wide authority over federal contracting. But CRS finds plenty of examples where executive orders have violated existing law. The CRS study comes as the Senate passes an amendment in the defense authorization bill to prohibit DoD from collecting vendor information on political contributions.

Tags: industry , Susan Collins , Rob Portman , CRS , executive order , political contributions , contracting ,

Tuesday - 06/21/2011, 03:12pm EDT

Commerce to buy IT more strategically

CIO Simon Szykman said the department has a goal of $50 million in savings through strategic sourcing and that commodity technology will play a big role in achieving that mark. He said the agency also is looking at expanding NOAA's IT services contract so the rest of the department can use it.

Tags: technology , contracting , Simon Sykman , DoC , NOAA , policy , IT purchasing , Commodity IT

Friday - 06/17/2011, 05:52pm EDT
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Dean of federal CIOs, Van Hitch, to retire

Justice Department CIO Hitch has been in his position since 2002.

Tags: technology , Van Hitch , Justice , information sharing , cybersecurity ,

Friday - 06/17/2011, 07:32am EDT

Buyouts, furloughs among budget cut options

HHS and ATF are among the agencies preparing for a much lower budget in 2012 and beyond. Officials said short-term savings have been found, so now they must consider cuts to everything from real estate to personnel to non-critical functions.

Tags: pay and benefits , technology , Denise Wells , Rick Holgate , HHS , ATF , Senior Executives Association , buyouts , furloughs , budget cuts , electronic records management ,

Friday - 06/17/2011, 07:22am EDT
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