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OMB: improve geospatial data collection, sharing

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra wants agencies to take a portfolio approach so geospatial data is better coordinated governmentwide. The administration releases a supplement to Circular A-16 making geospatial data a capital asset.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kudra , Federal Geographic Data Committee , geospatial data , information sharing , Circular A-16 , Jason Miller

Thursday - 11/11/2010, 07:27am EST

OMB kicks off voting for SAVE Awards

The Office of Management and Budget chose four ideas out of 18,000 entries that will save the government money. The winner will get to meet President Obama and present their idea. Voting starts today.

Tags: management , Jeff Zients , Marjorie Cook , Thomas Koenning , Paul Behe , Trudy Givens , Nancy Fichtner , USDA's Food Safety and Inspection Service , Labor Department's Mine Safety and Health Administ , DHS , Justice Department's Bureau of Prisons , VA , SAVE award , Jason Miller

Monday - 11/08/2010, 02:44pm EST

OMB, DHS working on new HSPD-12 guidance

The memo is part of a broader effort to improve authentication to computers and buildings across government using secure identity cards. The White House also is close to finalizing the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace. President Obama could sign the strategy this winter.

Tags: technology , Phil Reitinger , Ari Schwartz , DHS , GSA , NIST , TechAmerica , identity management , HSPD-12 , cybersecurity , National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cybers , Jason Miller

Friday - 11/05/2010, 07:14am EDT
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NIST defining steps to cloud computing

Agencies are laying the foundation for the use of cloud computing in the government. Officials are marking their progress in smaller steps instead of big strides.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , cloud computing , Dawn Leaf , Cita Furlani , Vivek Kundra , GSA , Max Cacas

Friday - 11/05/2010, 07:06am EDT
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NASA discusses challenges of data center consolidation

It's been more than nine months since the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative began with the intent to reduce energy usage, lower IT costs and improve security. And some federal agencies are discovering that it's difficult to reduce spending without putting some money upfront first. NASA is just one of the federal agencies trying to [...]

Tags: Chris Kemp , NASA , cloud computing , technology , Federal Cloud Blog , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , IT , IT infrastructure

Wednesday - 11/03/2010, 01:21pm EDT

White House hints at new government priorities

The White House is offering a peek into its plans for the coming months as Barack Obama enters the third year of his presidency. Chief Performance Officer Jeffrey Zients discussed the future at the Excellence in Government conference Monday.

Tags: management , Jeffrey Zients , Danny Werfel , Vivek Kundra , Excellence in Government , Barack Obama , Max Cacas

Tuesday - 11/02/2010, 06:44am EDT
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GSA, OMB seek new boundaries for Web analytics

There's a push to expand the use of tools designed to give federal Web managers a better idea of just who is using agency websites. The goal is to improve the Web experience for citizens.

Tags: technology , GSA , David McClure , ForeSee Results , Digital Citizen Satisfaction Summit , Paperwork Reduction Act , TSA , mobile apps , Max Cacas

Friday - 10/29/2010, 06:55am EDT
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GSA's next cloud offering: e-mail-as-a-service

GSA is ramping up cloud computing, preparing the next two governmentwide contracts for cloud computing. Agency issues notice that a RFP could be issued by early 2011. GSA also considering geospatial platform-as-a-service offering later next year.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Dave McClure , GSA , cloud computing , Geospatial information , e-mail-as-a-service , infrastructure-as-a-service , platform-as-a-service , apps.gov , FedRAMP , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 07:21am EDT
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Data.gov moving into implementation stage

Federal CIO Kundra said an upcoming conference will help agencies share and find best practices for prioritizing data sets. Departments are struggling to meet stake holder demands for opening up data. Kundra said more and more these data sets are leading to third party applications.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , GSA , VA , Data.gov , mobile apps , ELC 2010 , data sharing , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 10/26/2010, 07:15am EDT
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CIOs use 'agile acquisition' to modernize, cut costs

In the world of federal information technology, the buzz is around "agile acquisition". Led by the Office of Management and Budget, agency chief information officers are being asked to build IT modernization in smaller, more modular programs -- and for less money. Federal News Radio's Max Cacas brings the latest from the AFCEA luncheon.

Tags: Max Cacas , Dorobek Insider , AFCEA , agile acquisition , technology

Friday - 10/22/2010, 04:35pm EDT
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