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Cutting, investing aren't mutually exclusive, federal CIO says

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants agencies to cut spending and invest in new capabilities at the same time. Savings from outdated or inefficient IT projects can be plowed into new innovations, he said.

Tags: OMB , technology , Steven VanRoekel , PortfolioStat , shared services , duplication , USDA , IT reform , budget , Jared Serbu , FOSE

Wednesday - 04/04/2012, 05:26am EDT
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OMB launches PortfolioStat to reduce commodity IT spending

Agencies have to meet a series of milestones starting in June to eventually migrate two commodity IT functions to shared services or strategic sourcing contracts. VA, GSA, Interior and Patent and Trademark Office have tested the concept of managing by portfolios as well as vendor management organizations.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , Roger Baker , VA , GSA , Casey Coleman , David Kappos , Patent and Trademark Office , David Hayes , Interior , PortfolioStat , vendor management organizations , IT efficiencies , Jason Miller

Monday - 04/02/2012, 05:22am EDT
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Q&A with Vivek Kundra

Former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will talk about what he's doing now, and some of the things he accomplished as CIO.
March 27, 2012

Tags: technology , federal CIO , Vivek Kundra , federal IT dashboard , Data.gov , apps.gov , Harvard , SalesForce , Federal Tech Talk , John Gilroy , cloud computing

Tuesday - 03/27/2012, 09:50pm EDT
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Tightening budgets renew OMB's push for IT project oversight

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he will send SWAT teams to fix problematic technology projects. OMB also will ramp up monthly TechStat sessions. The governmentwide IT budget request drops almost $600 million.

Tags: technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , 2013 budget request , E-Government Fund , project management , Jason Miller , IT Dashboard

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:47am EST
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HUD takes three-pronged approach to improve IT projects

The agency is using a new project management approach, TechStat sessions and new CIO authorities to fix long-standing oversight problems. HUD CIO Jerry Williams said all seven priority programs met their cost, schedule and performance goals this year.

Tags: technology , HUD , Jerry Williams , Chris Niedermayer , GAO , IT oversight , CIO authorities , project management , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/07/2011, 08:30am EST
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New FedRAMP standards first step to secure cloud computing

OMB sets a six-month deadline for initial capabilities to be ready. Along with the cloud security standards and process, the administration highlighted other accomplishments on the one-year anniversary of the 25-point IT Reform plan. The White House said a new draft shared services strategy will focus on commodity IT services.

Tags: technology , Steven VanRoekel , Dave McClure , Richard Spires , OMB , DHS , GSA , cloud computing , shared services , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , IT reform , budget , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/08/2011, 04:00pm EST
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Mobile apps, TechStat lead OMB's IT evolution

Fiscal 2011 technology budget request is $79 billion and Vivek Kundra says that will address several challenges, including closing the gap between the private and public sector. GSA will run new apps store for handheld devices. OMB will lead the review of troubled IT programs.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , OMB , VA , EPA , GSA , CGI , Apple , cybersecurity , 2011 budget , IT Dashboard , mobile computing , program management , PMAS , HSPD-12 , identity management

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 06:56am EST
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Agencies begin to alter approach to IT system development

Several departments are starting to understand that buying and creating technology systems can be done in small, iterative steps. OMB's push for agile development seems to be taking hold across the government.

Tags: technology , agile development , DoD , OMB , FBI , Robert White , rob vietmeyer , tyler bond , USDA , IT reform , AFFIRM , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/17/2011, 06:01am EDT
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NARA hires IBM to move records system into next phase

Under 10-year, $240 million deal, IBM will provide operation and maintenance support and provide enhancements as necessary to the Electronic Record Archive system. NARA is considering improving search capabilities for agency customers of ERA. NARA CIO Mike Wash said more and more agencies are transferring data and using the system.

Tags: technology , contracting , Mike Wash , NARA , Electronic Records Archive , records management , IBM , Lockheed Martin , Jason Miller

Monday - 10/03/2011, 05:43am EDT
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Cloud is next step for HUD's IT infrastructure

After a RFI and two industry days, the agency is preparing one or more solicitations to move its technology backbone to the cloud. HUD also is taking advantage of the TechStat sessions to improve the oversight and management of its ongoing IT projects.

Tags: technology , contracting , Mark Day , HUD , OMB , Lockheed Martin , HP , hits contract , hudnet , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Monday - 07/04/2011, 10:37am EDT
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