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Analysis: Whether IT reform will work

"Hard, but do-able," says a former administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy about OMB's new 25 point IT reform plan. Steve Kelman explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , technology , IT management reform , management , Steve Kelman

Monday - 12/13/2010, 09:08am EST
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OMB plans to bust IT contracting myths

The Office of Management and Budget said many feds responsible for IT acquisition are so cautious about running afoul of ethics rules that they're passing up what could be productive interactions with the industry. The administration plans to start an awareness campaign to improve communication between agencies and vendors.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , OFPP , ethics , Vivek Kundra , Bob Dix , Dan Gordon , Paul Brub

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:33pm EST
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Industry, feds react with optimism to OMB's IT reforms

The administration detailed a 25-point plan to improve the way agencies buy and manage technology. Current and former government officials say OMB is using lessons learned from the past to set the agencies up for success.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Teri Takai , Jeff Zients , DoD , Tim Young , Mark Forman , Bob Dix , Deloitte Consulting , KPMG , Juniper Networks , IT reforms , cloud computing , agile development , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:18am EST
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OMB targets high-risk IT projects

WFED's Jason Miller gives an update on the 26 high-risk IT projects on OMB's list.

Tags: technology , High-Risk List , Jason Miller , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 04:00pm EST
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OMB plans 25-point IT reform

Senior administration officials this morning will propose major changes to the way agencies buy, manage and implement technology over the next 18 months. The reforms include moving at least three technologies to the cloud, changing the role of CIOs and strengthening program management across the government. OMB applying industry best practices and lessons learned from TechStat sessions.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , IT management reforms , data center consolidation , cloud computing , program management , agile development , high-risk projects , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:46am EST
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OMB course corrects 16 IT projects

The administration said its review of 16 of the 26 high-risk technology programs led to one termination, eight programs are scaled back and seven projects have accelerated delivery timetables. OMB said agencies saved or avoided spending $1.3 billion over the life of these 16 projects.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , Vivek Kundra , DHS , Interior , USDA , NARA , high-risk projects , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:41am EST
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Opinion: OMB's WikiLeaks policy 'absurd'

"(P)erhaps the lesson of Wikileaks should be that the open air is less fearsome than we'd thought. That should lead to less secrecy. After all, the only sure defense against leaks is transparency," says Prof. Jeff Jarvis. He joins us to talk about it.

Tags: Federal Drive , Jeff Jarvis , security , transparency , management , WikiLeaks , What Would Google Do? , Suzanne Kubota

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 10:08am EST
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