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Work officially sets up Pentagon reservation IT shared services

The Joint IT Single Service Provider-Pentagon is a much better name than the Pentagon Defense Information Service Agency Field Activity. But in the end, no matter what this new shared service office is called, Defense Deputy Secretary Bob Work signed off on the consolidation of redundant IT services options across the Pentagon Reservation and in the National Capital Region.

Tags: DoD , Pentagon , Shared services , Bob Work , Val Henderson , Joint IT Single Service Provider-Pentagon , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 05:16am EDT

Cyber desktop standard gets wakeup call from CIO Council

The Chief Information Officer's Council held a sťance, pulled out its Ouji board and asked for the approval from Rip Van Winkle to raise the United States Government Configuration Baseline (USGCB), otherwise known as the Federal Desktop Core Configuration, from its long slumber.

Tags: cybersecurity , OMB , CIO Council , industry , Inside the Reporters Notebook , Jason Miller

Monday - 05/11/2015, 04:39am EDT

USDA's Risk Management Agency uses agile to solve financial systems problems

Chad Sheridan, the chief information officer of the Risk Management Agency, said after some initial bumps in the road, the agency is releasing new capabilities faster and on time.

Tags: USDA , Risk Management Agency , Chad Sheridan , agile development , financial management system , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/08/2015, 02:44pm EDT
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VA reevaluating use of public clouds, new strategy on tap

The Veterans Affairs Department will finalize a strategy to determine how to use public or commercial cloud computing services. VA backed away from public or commercial clouds about three or four years ago because of concerns over records retention capabilities.

Tags: Steph Warren , Veteran Affairs , Paul Tibbits , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 05/08/2015, 04:03am EDT
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Navy rolls out new five-year cyber strategy

New plan charts the Navy's strategic objectives in cyber over the next five years, with 18-month measures of progress along the way.

Tags: DoD , Navy , cybersecurity , Fleet Cyber Command , Jan Tighe , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 04:38pm EDT
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HHS to modernize health data with portal update

The Department of Health and Human Services is turning to its IdeaLab to make its health data on HealthData.gov portal "more liquid," to improve its usability and capability. Damon Davis, the director for the Health Data Initiative, said the new functionality aims to improve internal and external customer experiences.

Tags: Damon Davis , HHS , IdeaLab , Health IT , Drupal , data sharing , Open government , Symantec , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/07/2015, 07:32am EDT
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The benefits of virtualization

Greg Garcia, executive director of the U.S. Army Information Technology Agency will discuss the theory of virtualization and how your agency can benefit from it.
May 5, 2015

Tags: information technology , U.S. Army , Information Technology Agency , Virtualization , Virtual Desktop Infrastructure , hyper-convergence , Greg Garcia , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 09:03pm EDT
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OPM grants all agencies excepted hiring authorities for digital services

OPM Director Katherine Archuleta approved the use of excepted service appointments for up to two years at General Schedule 11 to 15 levels for agencies with approved projects in need of digital services expertise.

Tags: Workforce , digital services , OPM , Smarter IT Delivery Agenda , excepted hiring authority , Katherine Archuleta , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 02:51pm EDT
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DoD grants new security approvals to 23 cloud providers

On Monday, the Pentagon made good on its promise to make more use of the government's FedRAMP process, certifying 23 cloud products as secure enough to host DoD low-level data.

Tags: DoD , DISA , cybersecurity , cloud computing , industry , FedRAMP

Tuesday - 05/05/2015, 05:21am EDT

OMB looks for new ways to modernize shared service centers' aging IT

The decision a decade ago to migrate agencies' payment functions into a few government mega-centers that specialize in HR and financial management has saved money and kept checks moving on time. But the IT systems backing those shared service centers are getting old, and no one's quite sure how to fund their replacements.

Tags: OMB , Shared services , Payroll , Tony Scott , Mark Reger , FITARA , AFFIRM , Association of Government Accountants , The Economy Act , Jared Serbu

Monday - 05/04/2015, 03:44am EDT
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