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NGA transforms into dynamic geospatial service provider

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is focusing on four programs to add more value to how it delivers GIS content and services to the DoD and intelligence communities. Director Letitia Long said the community is in phase three of the evolution of using and sharing geospatial information.

Tags: technology , National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency , DoD , Letitia Long , ESRI , Geospatial information , information sharing , ICITE , intelligence community , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/12/2014, 04:51am EST
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Government Mobility: Creating a Lean, Modern, and Accessible Government

Government professionals are adopting mobile devices to enhance telework, improve communications, boost productivity and service their customers with greater ease. This discussion explores how agencies are managing costs, accessibility, and security requirements for mobile devices as well as discusses the current state of data privacy and steps agencies are taking to protect sensitive data and citizens' rights to privacy.

Tags: technology , mobility , Microsoft , Danette Campbell , Joe Klimavicz , CAPT Michael Dickey , Sean Siler , Jason Kimrey , Intel

Tuesday - 01/14/2014, 12:47pm EST
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PortfolioStat is a meaningful start toward improving federal IT

PortfolioStat is widely deployed across federal agencies and thus well worth exploring how we may be able to maximize the benefits derived from it.

Tags: Vance Hitch , PortfolioStat , Deloitte , management , commentary , information technology , technology

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:22am EST

ICE to restart a key element of $800 million, multiyear IT program

Agency officials said Thursday that they will switch from a custom-built to a commercial-off-the-shelf approach to modernize TECS, a mainframe system that has been operating for more than a quarter of a century. ICE spent more than $60 million before deciding to change directions after realizing the custom-built approach wouldn't work.

Tags: DHS , CBP , ICE , TECS , GAO , technology , acquisition , David Powner , Charles Armstrong , Thomas Michelli , House Homeland Security Committee , agile development , Jared Serbu

Monday - 02/10/2014, 04:04am EST
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EPA receives high praise for innovation with water data

EPA's "How's My Waterway?" app earned the most votes out of eight finalists in ACT-IAC's Igniting Innovation awards. The site takes public data, simplifies it and adds new technology to make it easier to find and use by the public.

Tags: technology , innovation , EPA , Doug Norton , ACT-IAC , Steve VanRoekel , Dave McClure , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/07/2014, 03:51am EST
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VA gets new tool to speed up claims processing, reduce backlog

DoD opens its electronic medical records to VA claims processors for the first time. The goal is to shave days or weeks from the time it takes VA to decide disability claims for recently separated service members. But the launch of the system has had a few bugs.

Tags: technology , health IT , information sharing , VA , Defense Health Agency , House Veterans Affairs Committee , Dave Bowen , AFGE , Richard Thomas , Gerald Manar , Veterans of Foreign Wars , Eric Jenkins , Lorraine Landfried , Jared Serbu

Friday - 02/07/2014, 04:23am EST
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DHS sees a wave of information sharing as the key to raising all cyber boats

Phyllis Schneck, the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity in the National Protection and Programs Directorate at DHS, said the department's goal is to further the trust relationship with industry around sharing and understanding cybersecurity threats.
February 6, 2014

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , DHS , Phyllis Schneck , information sharing , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 01:45pm EST
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IGs to propose cyber maturity model to better gauge federal cyber health

The goal is to more accurately evaluate the security of the government's computer networks and systems. These efforts could bring more consistency to the cyber auditing process and engender more confidence in its results.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , oversight , Kathleen Tighe , Education Department , Ron Ross , NIST , Alan Paller , SANS Institute , council of the inspectors general on integrity and and efficiency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/06/2014, 04:45am EST
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Railroad Retirement Board sets strategy to move off COBOL

Ram Murthy, the RRB chief information officer, is following a four-year IT enterprise roadmap to modernize his agency's back-office systems.
January 30, 2014

Tags: technology , Railroad Retirement Board , Ram Murthy , COBOL , Mainframe computers , Virtualization , Microsoft , Windows 7 , Jason Miller , Ask the CIO

Thursday - 01/30/2014, 10:42am EST
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Agencies experiencing a widening cybersecurity reality gap

The inconsistent way inspectors general review the security of federal networks and computers is causing uncertainty around what is working and what isn't in the federal government. A recent State Department IG management alert is a prime example of this growing disconnect.

Tags: technology , State Department , cybersecurity , NIST , Ron Ross , Pat Howard , Alan Paller , David Kotz , Kathleen Tighe , Education Department , oversight , DHS , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 02/05/2014, 04:54am EST
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