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DoD to set new path for IT acquisition

The Pentagon will issue new guidance this summer to move the military services away from buying technology in the same way they buy weapons. DoD's challenges are similar across the government, according to a new survey of CIOs. TechAmerica finds in their 21st survey of CIOs that technology managers believe acquisition employees need more expertise in buying IT.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , Beth McGrath , DoD , OMB , TechAmerica , Grant Thornton , Norm Lorentz , cloud computing , CIO survey , Web 2.0 , cybersecurity , agile development , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/05/2011, 07:58am EDT
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Six-month budget slashes e-gov fund by 76 percent

The agreement between the White House and Congressional leaders to fund the government through the remainder of 2011 would strip the E-Government fund of more than three quarters of its dollars. The fund, managed by the General Services Administration, pays for several of the Obama Administration's government transparency websites.

Tags: technology , Congress , Vivek Kundra , David McClure , OMB , GSA , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:20pm EDT
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NARA to suspend development of ERA starting in 2012

The agency is deciding whether or not to move forward with the contract option for operations and maintenance with Lockheed Martin. GAO and OMB say the project has multiple problems, including more than a $200 million increase in the total cost for ERA and a lack of usage by agencies. After going through a TechStat sessions, NARA and OMB decided to stop enhancing the system and focus on use.

Tags: technology , industry , David Lake , Vivek Kundra , NARA , OMB , GAO , Sheila Collins , Lockheed Martin , electronic records , ERA , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 12/17/2010, 07:17am EST
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OMB's tech changes start with new role for CIOs

The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , OMB , GSA , OPM , project management , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 06:57am EST
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Albert: Agile development keeping projects on track for success

OMB is watching how your agency's projects are progressing, and if those projects get off track, they'll want you to get them back on track right away.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , Larry Albert , agile development , Agilex ,

Friday - 10/22/2010, 01:56am EDT
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OMB pressing agencies to get IT projects on track

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says there are $27 billion in IT projects that are troubled. The administration will issue a new strategy to expand the use of TechStat review sessions. Agencies also are feeling the heat to review all IT projects before they submit their 2012 budgets to OMB.

Tags: technology , management , Vivek Kundra , Jerry Williams , Danny Harris , Roger Baker , OMB , VA , HUD , education , Information Week , project management , PMAS , GI Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 06:14am EDT
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White House ready to reveal identity management plans

OMB will issue a new memo on HSPD-12 in the coming weeks. Agencies are feeling more pressure to meet the secure identity card requirements. Administration is also closer to finalizing new strategy for securing online transactions.

Tags: technology , Paul Grant , Mike Butler , DoD , VA , DoT , SBA , Interagency Smart Card Advisory Board , OMB , CIO Council , Committee on National Security Systems , HSPD-12 , Secure identity , Identity, credential and access management , Secure online transactions strategy

Friday - 04/02/2010, 07:01am EDT
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White House pushing agencies toward better customer service

New report from the Modernizing IT forum details the next steps OMB and agencies will take. The administration wants to focus on IT program management and customer service.

Tags: management , technology , OMB , White House , CIO Council , Modernizing IT forum , customer service , IT program management , IT Dashboard

Friday - 03/26/2010, 05:35pm EDT
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