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Time to update the federal CIO law?

Sen. Collins asked GAO to study the current roles and responsibilities of these senior technology managers. This would be the third such study from GAO since 1996, but first since 2005. VA's CIO Roger Baker reiterates his call to give CIOs oversight and authority of their IT budget.

Tags: Technology , management , Susan Collins , Roger Baker , Vivek Kundra , Valerie Melvin , OMB , DHS , Interior , GAO , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , technology management , CIO's role , IT reform , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/07/2011, 07:34am EST
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Kundra pushes employee-owned mobile devices for work

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said he wants to move toward giving feds a subsidy - of say, $2,000 - to purchase their own devices to work on.

Tags: AFCEA , Vivek Kundra , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , CIO , DHS , Technology , Mobile devices , BlackBerry , iPad , iPhone , Tom Temin , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 03:28pm EST
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OMB turns up oversight heat with cyberstat

The administration's IT agenda for fiscal 2012 will include new tools to combat cyber threats as well as major overhauls to how agencies manage their systems. Agency CIOs say agility will be important moving forward.

Tags: Technology , management , contracting , Cybersecurity , Vivek Kundra , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , GSA , USDA , DHS , education , OMB , cyberstats , collaboration , agile development , IT budget , program oversight , AFCEA , Meg Beasley

Monday - 02/28/2011, 06:58am EST
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VA CIO: centralize to increase cybersecurity

Government IT systems are at increased risk to inside and outside threats because departments lack centralized budget and operational authority over their IT systems, says Roger Baker.

Tags: Federal Drive , Cybersecurity Update , Cybersecurity , Roger Baker

Friday - 02/25/2011, 09:30am EST

Agencies figuring out how to take network vitals

OMB mandated departments implement continuous monitoring of their cyber networks by 2012. Part of meeting that goal is understanding what hardware and software currently reside on the computing backbone.

Tags: Technology , contracting , Roger Baker , Bobbie Stempfley , Mike Krieger , Donna Dodson , Army , DHS , State , NIST , GSA , Cybersecurity , continuous monitoring , Cyberscope , SmartBUY , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/25/2011, 07:58am EST
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OMB strategy lays a path to the cloud

Guidance helps CIOs understand how to adopt and manage Internet-based services. Agencies that are considered early adopters are helping to find solutions to common challenges such as data and business process ownership.

Tags: Technology , Sonny Bhagowalia , Stephen Warren , Thomas Bayer , GSA , SEC , OMB , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Friday - 02/18/2011, 07:08am EST
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Markle Foundation to help advance e-health records

Laura Bailyn, the new senior director health initiatives at the Markle Foundation, discusses the ways the foundation is trying to improve health IT worldwide.

Tags: Laura Bailyn , Markle Foundation , Health IT , Technology , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 02/17/2011, 12:30pm EST
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VA, HUD to use better data to aid homeless vets

The departments of Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development have partnered to conduct a more thorough analysis of the nation's homeless veteran population. The agencies said the new data will allow them to get the right services to the vets who need them.

Tags: best practices , management , budget , HUD , veteran homelessness , Mark Johnston , Tammy Duckworth , Anthony Love , data analysis , Jared Serbu

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 07:00pm EST
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VA's caregiver program partially launches

A new VA support line and website for caregivers of veterans launches, marking the beginning of benefits approved under the Caregivers and Veterans Omnibus Health Services Act.

Tags: Federal Drive , DoD Report , caregiver support , pay and benefits , management

Thursday - 02/10/2011, 08:40am EST

VA competition brings health care innovation

Four projects will use innovative new technologies in VA facilities to improve the quality of patient care for Veterans. VA's Jonah Czerwinski explains.

Tags: Federal Drive , innovation , management , Technology , competition , Jonah Czerwinski

Wednesday - 02/09/2011, 09:31am EST
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