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Lessons for federal IT from Roman architecture

Scott told the 39 participants who kicked off the IT Solutions Challenge last week to follow in the example of an ancient Roman architect.

Tags: management , Technology , Tony Scott , Lisa Danzig , CIO Council , IT Solutions Challenge , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:46am EDT

Cloud legislation gets new life behind CDM success

Federal chief information officer Tony Scott, a growing number of lawmakers on Capitol Hill and industry associations are warming to the idea of new legislation to make it easier for agencies to buy cloud services.

Tags: Technology , Cloud computing , Congress , Rich Beutel , FITARA , Acquisition , Industry , Professional Services Council , IT Alliance for Public Sector , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/13/2015, 04:27am EDT

Tom Shoop, Editor in Chief, Government Executive

The White House wants agencies to start preparing now for the final year of the administration's cross-agency management goals. The Office of Management and Budget says the final year will focus on making those changes permanent so they'll carry over into the next administration. Tom Shoop, editor-in-chief at Government Executive magazine, tells In Depth with Francis Rose how agencies can prepare for the beginning of the end.

Tags: In Depth , Tom Shoop , cross-agency priority goals

Friday - 04/10/2015, 04:56pm EDT
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From the Old Post Office to FBI headquarters, GSA gets creative with federal property

As the government's landlord, the General Services Administration is coming up with creative approaches for how agencies can consolidate their workforces, rethink their office spaces and dispose of excess properties. In our latest special report, Federal News Radio takes an in-depth look at two projects receiving a lot of buzz: the renovation of the Old Post Office building and the relocation of the FBI headquarters.

Tags: GSA , Freeze the Footprint , federal buildings , PBS , Norman Dong , Denise Turner Roth , David Mader , Old Post Office Building , FBI , CPRA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Trump , David Orowitz , Ander Crenshaw , House Appropriations Subcommittee on Financial Ser , Michael OConnell , real property , exclusive

Tuesday - 04/07/2015, 02:51am EDT

DoT, USDA to stop kicking the IT consolidation can down the road

Acting Agriculture CIO Joyce Hunter is taking aim at consolidating 15 assorted networks the agency uses. At Transportation, CIO Richard McKinney is creating shared services for commodity IT to get the bureau CIOs out of the IT services business.

Tags: Technology , Tony Scott , Lisa Schlosser , USDA , Joyce Hunter , Richard McKinney , DoT , Cloud computing , IT consolidation , AFCEA , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/03/2015, 09:05am EDT
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Nabors promoted to VA chief of staff

The Veterans Affairs secretary has picked a White House veteran to be his new chief of staff, replacing Joe Riojas. Riojas has been with VA since 2009 and is leaving government.

Tags: exclusive , people , management , VA , Rob Nabors , Joe Riojas , Bob McDonald , White House , Congress , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/01/2015, 04:48am EDT

Data at the heart of OMB's latest office space reduction goals

Over the last two years, agencies have done a better job collecting information about their real property holdings. The Office of Management and Budget hopes that now can lead the government to better decision making. But Rep. John Mica (R-Fla.) plans to introduce legislation to add "more teeth" to the government's property disposal process.

Tags: Freeze the Footprint , real property , real estate , real property disposal , GSA , David Mader , John Mica , Congress , House , Kenyattah Robinson , Jones Lang LaSalle , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/26/2015, 03:51pm EDT
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Federal CIO Scott to pilot IT initiatives toward smooth landings

Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.

Tags: Tony Scott , Technology , Richard McKinney , Joyce Hunter , USDA , Transportation Department , Cloud computing , workforce , Training , Digital services , AFCEA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 03:22am EDT
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

A five-year plan with specific targets for more cuts to your agency's office space is at the center of a new memo from the Office of Management and Budget. OMB released a strategy detailing how agencies shouldn't just freeze their footprints. Making them smaller and more efficient is the new priority. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose about OMB's new Reduce the Footprint policy.

Tags: Jason Miller , Freeze the Footprint , In Depth

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 04:44pm EDT
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OMB targets further federal office space reductions

David Mader, the controller of the Office of Management and Budget, will issue a memo today requiring agencies to set an annual square foot reduction target and to adopt space design standards for future office space. The Reduce the Footprint memo builds on the 2013 Freeze the Footprint policy that saw a reduction of more than 20 million square feet of office space.

Tags: management , real property , federal buildings , Dave Mader , GSA , Civilian Property Realignment Act , Freeze the Footprint , Reduce the Footprint , office space , exclusive , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 03/25/2015, 06:00am EDT
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