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HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
August 29, 2013

Tags: technology , HHS , Frank Baitman , cloud computing , shared services , USDA , National Finance Center , virtual desktop initiative , email as a service , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 08/29/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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OMB says PortfolioStat's impact measured by billions of dollars in savings

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel is testifying this morning before the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on the progress of several IT reform initiatives. He says agencies are on track to close or consolidate more than 850 data centers in 2013.

Tags: technology , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , John Mica , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , GSA , Dave McClure , GAO , Dave Powner , data center consolidation , IT consolidation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 07/25/2013, 10:47am EDT

HHS pacing its move to the cloud

The Department of Health and Human Services will release a solicitation for email-as-a-service this summer.
July 11, 2013

Tags: technology , HHS , Frank Baitman , cloud computing , shared services , USDA , National Finance Center , virtual desktop initiative , email as a service , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/09/2013, 09:45pm EDT
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Rep. Issa heading down familiar path for IT reform; Senate still in discovery mode

Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.) plans to offer the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) as an amendment later this week to the 2013 Defense Authorization bill. The Senate held a hearing looking at the best approach to empower federal CIOs. The Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee heard that transparency, visibility and senior leadership are common traits among successful CIOs.

Tags: technology , management , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , Tom Carper , Tom Coburn , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , Simon Szykman , Commerce , Frank Baitman , HHS , David Powner , GAO , CIO authorities , IT duplication , Commodity IT , Darrell Issa , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/12/2013, 05:26am EDT

GAO, OMB spar over whether to measure data center cost savings

Government auditors told House Oversight and Government Affairs members that saving money from closing more than 1,000 data centers needs to be metric. OMB said optimization of core data centers is a more important measure than straight cost savings.

Tags: technology , data center consolidation , OMB , GAO , David Powner , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Bernie Mazer , Interior , GSA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/15/2013, 06:01am EDT
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OMB's revised PortfolioStat process simplifies IT reporting requirements

Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said the new process is centered around three concepts: the why, the what and the results. The White House also is consolidating 30 reporting requirements into three that will help agencies determine answers to the three questions. OMB also updated the goals under the data center consolidation initiative.

Tags: technology , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , data center consolidation , IT investment management , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 05:17am EDT
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Sequestration gives federal IT a crisis of confidence

Steven VanRoekel, the federal CIO, said the PortfolioStat approach will help agencies manage through these tough budget times. He said agency technology investments could take a hit as the automatic spending cuts become real.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , sequestration , budget , data-drive decisions , Jason Miller , exclusive

Friday - 03/01/2013, 05:44am EST
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Baitman starts HHS commodity consolidation effort with HR systems

Frank Baitman, the HHS chief information officer, said the agency will move its HR systems to a shared services provider in the coming year. He said HHS also will issue a solicitation for cloud services in 2013.
November 15, 2012

Tags: technology , Frank Baitman , HHS , cloud computing , Yammer , collaboration , shared services , vendor management organizations , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 11/15/2012, 07:03pm EST
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Agencies initiate IT cut-and-invest strategy

Agencies have identified 98 opportunities where they can save real money by consolidating IT systems or by implementing better buying processes. In an exclusive interview, federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said most fall in the commodity IT areas of email, servers and other areas where agencies tend to spend a lot of money for IT.

Tags: technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , budget , IT consolidation , Jason Miller , exclusive

Monday - 10/29/2012, 05:47am EDT
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OMB to give CIOs IT hunting license through broadening of authorities

The administration wants chief information officers to take more control over spending on technology, especially in those areas in the "shadows." OMB acting Director Jeff Zients said the Interior Department's approach to giving its CIO control over almost all spending is a model for the rest of the government. Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel to release a report on expected savings from PortfolioStat in the coming months.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , Jeff Zients , Bernie Mazer , Interior , CIO authorities , Jason Miller , President

Friday - 10/19/2012, 05:23am EDT
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