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Agency CIOs thinking smarter as IT spending declines

For Casey Coleman, CIO of the General Services Administration, IT consolidations have netted big savings and allowed the agency to move in a more strategic direction. Meanwhile, Joe Klimavicz, the CIO of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, says wider adoption of shared services can help agencies cut back on operations-and-maintenance IT spending to free up more cash for mission-specific tech initiatives.

Tags: A New Era in Technology , technology , shared services , data center consolidation , Casey Coleman , Joe Klimavicz , In Depth , Federal Drive , Jack Moore , GSA ,

Wednesday - 11/20/2013, 10:44am EST
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NWS getting out of commodity IT through cloud, shared services

Iftikhar Jamil, the associate chief information officer for weather at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the National Weather Service moved its high performance computing capabilities to a private cloud and is developing dissemination-as-a-service.
October 31, 2013

Tags: technology , National Weather Service , Commerce , Iftikhar Jamil , cloud computing , shared services , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 10/31/2013, 07:56pm EDT
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NWS getting out of commodity IT through cloud, shared services

Iftikhar Jamil, the associate chief information officer for weather at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, said the National Weather Service moved its high performance computing capabilities to a private cloud and is developing dissemination-as-a-service.
September 12, 2013

Tags: technology , National Weather Service , Commerce , Iftikhar Jamil , cloud computing , shared services , Ask the CIO ,

Thursday - 09/12/2013, 07:56pm EDT
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NOAA meteorologist helps save lives one storm at a time

For his three decades of work in developing severe weather forecasting models, the Partnership for Public Service has named Mark DeMaria a finalist for a Service to America Medal.

Tags: Mark DeMaria , Sammies 2013 , Service to America Medals , people , Michael OConnell ,

Tuesday - 06/18/2013, 12:00pm EDT
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NOAA plans for 4 furlough days, begins talking to unions

Employees at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration will be furloughed four days starting in July, acting Administrator Kathryn Sullivan wrote in an email to staff Monday.

Tags: NWS , Commerce Department , furlough , sequestration , budget , Ciaran Clayton , Michael OConnell , Kathryn Sullivan

Tuesday - 04/16/2013, 05:48am EDT

DHS, DoD among agencies making slow, steady progress to get off High Risk list

GAO adds two new areas to the list, NOAA's satellite programs and the federal government's financial risk because of climate change. Comptroller General Gene Dodaro said nearly every initiative on the list made progress in fixing their problems over the last two years.

Tags: management , GAO , DHS , DoD , Gene Dodaro , Darrell Issa , OFPP , Joe Jordan , High Risk list , Congress , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , David Powner , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/15/2013, 06:19am EST

IRS program, interagency contracting finally removed from High-Risk list

A total of 30 programs, once again, are considered troubled, including two new areas. But, the Government Accountability Office removed the IRS' Business Systems Modernization program after 18 years on the list, and interagency contracting after 8 years.

Tags: management , GAO , High-Risk List , IRS , Business Systems Modernization , OFPP , GSA , Interagency contracting , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Gene Dodaro , DoD , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/14/2013, 10:04am EST

NWS ramps up to track Post-tropical Cyclone Sandy

Steve Cooper, acting deputy director of NOAA's National Weather Service, told The Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Emily Kopp, his agency added staffing to follow progress of the major East Coast storm.

Tags: Steven Cooper , NWS , Hurricane Sandy , Federal Drive , Michael OConnell

Tuesday - 10/30/2012, 11:44am EDT
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Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 12, 2012

Nobel Prize winner David Wineland of NIST discusses his accomplishments. And a contingent of large federal buildings might be getting a makeover. The National Capital Planning Commission shares plans the GSA is considering.

Tags: David Wineland , NIST , Rebecca Spitzgo , HHS , Ed Zurndorfer , pay and benefits , Diane Sullivan , National Capital Planning Commission , Chris OConnors , Federal Drive

Friday - 10/12/2012, 09:39am EDT

Federal Drive interviews - Oct. 3, 2012

GSA's Dorothy Robyn discusses new green initiatives being tested on federal facilities. And the president of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research is urging a new approach to how the federal government predicts weather.

Tags: Federal Drive , Tom Bogdan , University Corporation for Atmospheric Research , Dorothy Robyn , GSA , Green government , Carlo Munoz , The Hill , Air Force

Wednesday - 10/03/2012, 09:02am EDT
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