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OSTP asks agencies for 'bold, ambitious' open government initiatives

A new memo from CTO Todd Park requires agencies to update their open government plans by June 1. The plans should include new efforts as well as progress reports on current initiatives.

Tags: management , Open government , transparency , Technology , Todd Park , OMB , Nick Sinai , Corinna Zarek , Gavin Baker , Center for Effective Government , FOIA , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/03/2014, 12:22pm EST

New cyber strategy coordinates $1B in R&D efforts

The White House released the new plan to focus on four broad areas to improve cybersecurity in the government and in the private sector. Howard Schmidt, the White House cyber coordinator, said agencies will issue RFPs and RFIs to meet the strategy's goals.

Tags: Technology , cybersecuirty , Howard Schmidt , Research and development , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/16/2011, 05:16am EST

GSA's Heffner on detail at White House

Multiple sources confirm that Michele Heffner will help implement President Barack Obama's executive order on open and transparent government.

Tags: Technology , Michele Heffner , Beth Noveck , Bev Godwin , GSA , CTO , Online Resources and Interagency Development , Office of New Media , executive order , Open and transparent government

Tuesday - 02/17/2009, 03:10pm EST

Federal CTO issues mandate for innovation

White House chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra says directive will increase agency efficiency and improve the lives of citizens.

Tags: management , Technology , innovation , Aneesh Chopra , Mark Udall , Mark Warner , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 02:58pm EDT

Kundra talks to CIOs

If you liked what Vivek Kundra did as the chief technology officer for Washington D.C., then the plans he laid out before the Federal Chief Information Officer's Council Feb. 6 would suit you well.

Tags: mngt , OMB , management , Technology , tech , e-government , Vivek Kundra , Federal CIO Council ,

Monday - 02/09/2009, 05:17pm EST

House bill calls for cyber workforce report

Lawmakers expected to vote on Cybersecurity Enhancement Act that would give NIST more authority. Bill also focuses on research and development around cybersecurity.

Tags: Technology , Daniel Lipinski , NIST , NSFWhite House , Cybersecurity , FDCC , workforce

Wednesday - 02/03/2010, 06:49pm EST

CRS finds federal CTO role remains undefined

The research service finds that - without a statutory definition of the federal chief technology officer's exact responsibilities - the position could have a tougher time affecting "change in individual federal agencies or systemically throughout the federal government."

Tags: Technology , management , Aneesh Chopra , White House , Congressional Research Service , Chief technology officer

Monday - 02/08/2010, 07:50pm EST

OSTP's role expanding under new law

The White House agency will help coordinate the process around prize competitions, science and technology education efforts and online access to government data. The America Competes law details several news policy directives for OSTP and other federal scientific agencies.

Tags: Technology , management , Tom Kalil , Barack Obama , White House , NSF , NIST , NIH , America Competes Act , State of the Union , competitions , transparency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 01/27/2011, 01:53pm EST

NIST, DHS to partner with financial industry on cybersecurity

The agencies sign a MOU to work more closely on research and development on new technologies to protect the financial services sector's critical infrastructure. This agreement follows a pilot DHS and DoD have been working on to share threat information.

Tags: Technology , Industry , Aneesh Chopra , Howard Schimdt , White House , DHS , DoD , NIST , financial services sector , Cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 12/07/2010, 01:13pm EST

NIST to coordinate interagency cyber effort

Computer breaches starting to level off, GISLA awards open for nominations

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , NIST , OPM , DHS , education , Commerce , National Initiative for Cyber Education , White House ,

Friday - 04/30/2010, 08:30am EDT
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