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Troubled IT projects affecting contractors too

When the Office of Management and Budget released its hit list of 26 late and over-budget IT projects this week, not only federal agencies were affected. Trey Hodgkins, vice president for national security and federal procurement policy at TechAmerica, joins the Federal Drive with some answers.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , contracting , IT , Trey Hodgkins , Suzanne Kubota

Thursday - 08/26/2010, 09:31am EDT
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OMB plans to consolidate government data centers

OMB held a casting call to bring in data center experts from across the government.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jason Miller , DorobekInsider

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 05:33pm EDT
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Meagher: CIOs need to go back to basics

The high priority list includes a number of well-known, and almost infamous IT projects that have given CIOs under several administrations gray hairs. Ed Meagher knows the feeling. He's a former CIO at Veterans Affairs and Interior.

Tags: Federal Drive , management , technology , Ed Meagher , VA , CIO , DOI , SRA International , Suzanne Kubota

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 10:31am EDT
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GSA finalizing requirements for FedRAMP

Agencies and vendors soon will be able to submit cloud-based products and services to be certified and accredited once and be available for use by all of government. Version 2 of the FedRAMP security controls should be ready in the next few weeks. Cloud working group still must address several questions about the approval process.

Tags: technology , Katie Lewin , Kurt Garbars , Dawn Leaf , GSA , NIST , DoD , DHS , ISPAB , cloud computing , FedRAMP , privacy , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/25/2010, 07:26am EDT
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Federal cloud security requirements to debut Oct. 1

WFED's Jason Miller reports.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , GSA , FedRAMP , Jason Miller , DorobekInsider

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 05:05pm EDT
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OMB targets fixes for mission critical IT projects

The Office of Management and Budget is throwing a lifeline, of sorts, to 15 agencies who have IT projects that are on its high-risk list. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the 26 projects on his new high priority list are mission critical. He said some extra attention now could reap dividends down the road when those projects finally realize their long-awaited potential.

Tags: management , technology , Vivek Kundra , OPM , Matt Perry , DoJ , Vance Hitch , Bernie Mazur , Interior , NARA , David Ferrierro , Senate , Tom Carper , Joseph Lieberman , Susan Collins , FBI, Sentinel , RSM , High Risk list , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 08/24/2010, 06:19am EDT
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OMB updates 'high priority' IT watchlist

WFED's Max Cacas reports.

Tags: management , technology , Vivek Kundra , Max Cacas , DorobekInsider

Monday - 08/23/2010, 05:12pm EDT
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OFPP sees millions in taming cell phone contracts

Most agencies do not have an accurate inventory of how many devices they are paying for or how much those devices are being used. Officials estimate the government could save as much as $200 million a year by improving the management and optimization of contracts for wireless devices. The administration plans to revive the wireless communications strategic sourcing initiative.

Tags: contracting , management , Jack Kelly , Russ Peery , Sandy Hall , Rebel McFertridge , OFPP , CBP , GSA , CDC , FedScoop , iSYS , Jin Kang , strategic sourcing , wireless communications , TEMS , Jason Miller

Friday - 08/20/2010, 07:20am EDT
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GSA shuffles the decks at OGP, Citizen Services

Keith Thurston will work with Dave McClure on e-government efforts as will the Data.gov team. GSA also is hiring full-time employees to help the assorted CXO councils.

Tags: management , technology , Dave McClure , Keith Thurston , Kathleen Turco , Bill Piatt , Marion Royal , Sally Kiel , Allan VanderMallie , GSA , e-government , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 06:08pm EDT

Werfel focuses on financial IT deployment

OMB controller understands why average citizens are simply not interested in the typical agency financial statement.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , management , CFO Act , AICPA , Danny Werfel , improper payments , financial management

Wednesday - 08/18/2010, 05:25pm EDT
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