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Agencies face clunky switch to agile IT development

Departments face challenges with contracting, hardware and policies, two years after OMB included agile development in its 25-point IT reform plan. The approach aims to make development more effective and efficient, but the switch itself has been far from agile.

Tags: technology , AFCEA , agile development , Shawn Kingsberry , Vivek Kundra , Thomas Sasala , Mark Schwartz , 25-point IT reform plan , Ruben Gomez , Citizen and Immigration Services , Army IT agency

Thursday - 09/27/2012, 06:20am EDT
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GAT Board to finish testing spending oversight tools this summer

In its second report to the President, the Government Accountability and Transparency Board updates progress on several pilots to implement three broad-based recommendations. DoD and HHS are reviewing how best to standardize spending data. OMB is developing a Statement of Spending to provide more transparency into how agencies spend their funds.

Tags: management , Richard Ginman , Danny Werfel , OMB , GAT Board , oversight , transparency , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 07/10/2012, 07:33pm EDT

Agencies overcoming cloud security fears

CIOs and other federal IT experts say cloud computing security isn't much different than other protecting other technology systems. The chief technology officer for the CIA, Gus Hunt, said the cloud's elasticity makes it harder for hackers to attack.

Tags: technology , Casey Coleman , Khawaja Shams , Gus Hunt , GSA , CIA , NASA , cloud computing , Google , Amazon , cybersecurity , Shawn Kingsberry , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 06:04am EDT
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Recovery Board's DeVaney urges tough penalties for non-compliance

Agencies submitting by Dec. 4 a list of all recipients who have not submitted reports to Recovery.gov on how they are spending stimulus money. DeVaney says about 10 percent of all recipients didn't provide data as of Oct. 1. He calls for Congress to consider strict consequences.

Tags: contracting , management , Earl Devaney , Ed DeSeve , OMB , Recovery Act , stimulus , Recipient reporting

Thursday - 12/03/2009, 07:39pm EST
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CFOs say federal financial model no longer useful

A new survey by Grant Thornton and the Association of Government Accountants found federal financial managers want a new way to present data that is more meaningful. CFOs also said they are starting to take advantage of predictive analysis tools.

Tags: financial management , technology , clif williams , Association of Government Accountants , Grant Thornton , federal financial reporting , predictive analysis , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/13/2011, 07:21am EDT
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Recovery.gov's new look

IBM Center for the Business of Government describes improvements to Recovery.gov.

Tags: Recovery.gov , Gov 2.0 , Earl Devaney , stimulus funds , transparency , technology , IBM , Must Reads , Dorobek Insider

Monday - 11/01/2010, 04:43pm EDT