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Schneider leaves a legacy of change at DIA

Grant Schneider was the chief information officer at the Defense Intelligence Agency for seven years before leaving for a two-year detail at OMB earlier this month. Schneider said DIA relies less on contractors and is knee deep in shared services.

Tags: technology , Grant Schneider , DIA , NGA , ICITE , industry , workforce , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/10/2014, 04:35pm EDT
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Governmentwide cloud contracting efforts missing key ingredients, IGs find

The Council of Inspectors General analyzed 77 commercial cloud contracts across 19 civilian agencies and found most failed to implement federal guidance and best practices. Auditors found these shortcomings could put data and systems at a greater risk to cyber attack or data theft.

Tags: oversight , Council on Inspectors General , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , acquisition , contracting , service-level agreements , Jason Miller , technology

Monday - 10/13/2014, 06:39am EDT
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OMB gives DHS new powers to scan some civilian agency networks for cyber threats

In fiscal 2015 FISMA guidance, OMB is trying to close a big hole exposed during the government's reaction to the Heartbleed vulnerability. The White House is giving DHS the authority to regularly conduct proactive scans of certain civilian agency networks. DHS made it clear to Congress earlier this year the delay in getting permission from agencies to scan their networks cost them days in response time during Heartbleed.

Tags: DHS , cybersecurity , technology , Heartbleed , Beth Cobert , management , Shaun Donovan , FISMA , Andy Ozment , Jason Miller

Friday - 10/03/2014, 01:53pm EDT

Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

The Office of Management and Budget's technology shop is getting some new people and brain power after the recent exodus of several long-time executives and policy folks. Federal News Radio's Executive Editor Jason Miller covers this and more inside his Reporter's Notebook. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with details.

Tags: Jason Miller , Tom Temin , Federal Drive , hiring

Monday - 10/06/2014, 09:21am EDT
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Inside the Reporter's Notebook: CIOs on the move; shared services governance under development

In this edition of Inside the Reporter's Notebook, the Office of Management and Budget's office of E-Government and IT is getting a shot in the arm of people and brain power after a recent exodus. Plus, Treasury and OMB are working to set baseline expectations for financial management shared services. Also in the notebook...

Tags: Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller , Treasury , managament , people , technology , shared services

Monday - 10/06/2014, 04:47am EDT

Recipe for a successful DATA Act is part collaboration, part oversight

OMB and Treasury are creating a roadmap on how to move forward with DATA Act implementation over the next 12 to 36 months. Meanwhile, congressional and executive branch auditors are part of the oversight process from the beginning.

Tags: Jason Miller , Congress , management , oversight , technology , information sharing , Treasury , open government , DATA Act , David Mader , Dave Lebryk , Ali Ahmad , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Senate Budget Committee , Amy Edwards , Bob Taylor , Data Transparency Coalition , inspector general

Wednesday - 10/01/2014, 04:03am EDT

More openings at OMB than just VanRoekel

Steve VanRoekel isn't the only one leaving the E-Government office.

Tags: technology , people , Scott Renda , Jenn Gustetic , NASA , OSTP , challenges , Eric Won , SBA , Bob Brese , Gartner , Cristin Dorgelo , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Friday - 09/19/2014, 06:23pm EDT

Do we need a million fewer federal employees?

Former DHS CHCO Jeff Neal examines the contention that hiring more federal employees would make for a smaller, better-run federal government.

Tags: commentary , Jeff Neal , hiring , workforce , management

Monday - 09/22/2014, 04:00am EDT

Federal CIO VanRoekel leaving post for new role at USAID

VanRoekel will advise the agency's senior leadership on using technology and data to help coordinate the government's response to the crisis. This is his second stint at USAID. Lisa Schlosser will be the interim federal CIO.

Tags: technology , USAID , Steve VanRoekel , Beth Cobert , people , Jason Miller , federal CIO

Friday - 09/19/2014, 08:01am EDT

OMB turns to the people-solution to fix troubled IT programs

As part of President Barack Obama's second term management agenda, agencies are testing new hiring authorities for technology experts and an industry-government exchange program. The Office of Management and Budget also worked with agencies to benchmark the cost effectiveness of back-office functions.

Tags: technology , workforce , Beth Cobert , Steve VanRoekel , Mike Dickerson , GSA , VA , Sloan Gibson , 18F , Digital Service Office , Jason Miller

Monday - 09/15/2014, 03:41am EDT
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