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OMB releases details of cloud-first policy for agencies

The use of cloud computing is one of the major aspects of the administration’s “25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management.” OMB recently announced a cloud-first policy for agency IT programs moving forward. Last week, OMB released more details on its cloud computing plans for agencies.    Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller [...]

Tags: cloud computing , cloud-first policy , Data center consolidation , GSA , IT reform , Vivek Kundra , cloud computing , cloud-first policy , Data center consolidation , GSA , IT reform , Vivek Kundra

Sunday - 12/12/2010, 06:15pm EST

All eyes on GSA’s cloud move

GSA announced last week that it has hired Unisys to move its e-mail to the cloud. Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports agencies and vendors are closely watching the move as a “proof of concept for the rest of government.” Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra admits if GSA shows moving its e-mail to the [...]

Tags: cloud computing , GSA , Unisys , Vivek Kundra

Monday - 12/06/2010, 04:32pm EST

OMB announces ‘cloud first’ policy for agencies

Big news this week on the cloud computing front. Agencies are being required by the Office of Management and Budget to adopt a “cloud-first” policy as part of the 2012 budget process. Jeff Zients, chief performance officer and deputy director for management at OMB, made the announcement during a speech at the Northern Virginia Technology [...]

Tags: cloud computing , Data center consolidation , IT , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 06:03pm EST
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OMB sets minimum telework security requirements

The administration's new memo instructs agencies to secure the information, programs and networks used by employees working outside the office, and to prevent employees from using government resources to access porn.

Tags: technology , telework , Telework Enhancement Act , cybersecurity , Jack Lew , Emily Kopp

Monday - 07/18/2011, 03:02pm EDT

OMB in search of more money saving ideas

The White House today launched the 2011 version of the SAVE award. Employees can submit ideas starting through July 29. Over the past two years, feds offered more than 56,000 potential money-saving ideas.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , SAVE award , Bureau of Prisons , VA , budget cuts , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/14/2011, 06:47pm EDT
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Treasury to process all invoices electronically

All agency bureaus will implement the Internet Payment Platform by 2012. Additionally, all Treasury vendors must submit invoices through the portal starting in 2013. The electronic invoice payment program is one of 12 initiatives to improve federal financial management.

Tags: financial management , technology , Mark Reger , Mark Easton , Treasury , DoD , electronic invoice processing , financial management reform , Campaign to Cut Waste , AGA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 06:27pm EDT
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Agencies must cut service contracting by 15 percent

OMB will tell agencies to focus on management support service contracts and reduce spending by $6 billion. OMB said contracting for management support services grew at a faster rate than other types of contracting. The initiative is part of the administration's Campaign to Cut Waste.

Tags: Contracting , Jeff Zients , Dan Gordon , OFPP , service contracting , management support services , Campaign to Cut Waste , Jason Miller , Richard Ginman , Commerce , Trey Hodgkins , Stan Soloway , TechAmerica , Professional Services Council , DoD

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 02:20pm EDT
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DoD decides not to move DISA to Cyber Command

Just-retired DoD Secretary Robert Gates issued a recent memo announcing his decision about how DISA and the chief information officer's office will change. Gates said DoD will dis-establish the Networks Integration and Information office.

Tags: ACT-IAC , management , Jory Heckman , Andrew McLauchlin , cloud computing , financial management , CGI , technology , Robert Gates , Jason Miller , DoD , DISA , Teri Takai , Trey Hodgkins , CIO , people

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 03:28pm EDT

ACT-IAC proposes financial system improvement plan

Andrew McLauchlin, vice president at CGI Federal, spoke with Federal News Radio about ACT-IAC's four recommendations.

Tags: financial management , Andrew McLauchlin , CGI Federal , ACT-IAC , management , Contracting , industry , Jory Heckman

Wednesday - 07/06/2011, 11:19am EDT
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Cloud is next step for HUD's IT infrastructure

After a RFI and two industry days, the agency is preparing one or more solicitations to move its technology backbone to the cloud. HUD also is taking advantage of the TechStat sessions to improve the oversight and management of its ongoing IT projects.

Tags: technology , Contracting , Mark Day , HUD , TechStat , Lockheed Martin , HP , hits contract , HUDNet , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/04/2011, 10:37am EDT
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