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CIOs cite struggles with agile development

Agency chief information officers say the road to more agile acquisition and development of information technology has some speed bumps, including misaligned budgetary and acquisition cycles, and industry partners who are just as accustomed to the old way of doing things as the government is.

Tags: technology , industry , management , OMB , IT management reforms , agile development , AFCEA , CBP , VA , DoD , Kenneth Ritchhart , Stephen Warren , Teri Takai , Jared Serbu

Friday - 05/27/2011, 08:09am EDT
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Federal IT is far from horrible, CIOs say

A Federal News Radio survey finds agency technology managers disagree with President Obama and federal CIO Vivek Kundra's recent statements about the poor status of federal IT. More than half of the respondents say the perception of federal technology is worse than the IT itself. Sixty percent say their agency's IT is helping them meet their mission.

Tags: technology , Roger Baker , VA , OMB , IT reforms , CIO survey , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/25/2011, 08:06am EDT
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Budget cuts shutter two open gov sites, others impacted

OMB detailed its plans for using the $8 million E-Government Fund in a letter to Sen. Tom Carper. The administration will shut down two projects and reduce the functionalities of the others.

Tags: technology , Tom Carper , OMB , GSA , E-Government Fund , open government , Data.gov , IT Dashboard , USASpending.gov , Performance.gov , FedSpace , Citizens Services Dashboard , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 05/24/2011, 02:37pm EDT

Understanding Java and open source software

CodeSherpas, Inc. founding partner David Bock joins host John Gilroy to discuss how open source technology can benefit your agency.
May 17, 2011

Tags: technology , Java , ruby , Jruby , CodeSherpas , David Bock , Northern Virginia Java Users' Group , open source , Open source software , OnJava , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , web development , ARMATURE

Tuesday - 05/17/2011, 07:42pm EDT
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With e-gov fund cuts, will citizen-developed apps discontinue?

Some apps developed through Washington, D.C.'s Apps for Democracy contest are discontinued because of lack of data. Could the same happen to apps based on federal data due to cuts to the e-government fund?

Tags: Collaboration Center , technology , Apps for Democracy , Government Technology , innovation , open gov , data , e-gov fund , budget

Tuesday - 05/10/2011, 08:00am EDT

GSA to boost cloud computing with new RFP

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra expects GSA to issue a solicitation by May 10 for a $2.5 billion contract for email-as-a-service. It's part of how the administration wants agencies to move to cloud computing. Kundra said five of seven short-term IT reforms efforts are on track.

Tags: technology , management , Roger Baker , Kathleen Merrigan , Daniel Poneman , OMB , GSA , VA , Energy , USDA , cloud computing , Email-as-a-service , role of the CIO , IT reforms , data center consolidation , Jason Miller

Thursday - 04/28/2011, 08:01am EDT
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OMB to close 137 data centers by end of year

The Office of Management and Budget has released a list of 137 data centers it plans to close by the end of the year.

Tags: data centers , technology , OMB , White House , Julia Ziegler , Jeffrey Zients

Wednesday - 04/27/2011, 10:30am EDT

Carper wants to know plans for open gov sites

The Delaware Democratic senator wrote a letter to federal CIO Vivek Kundra asking for more details about which transparency websites will continue and which will go dark. Congress reduced the E-Government Fund by 76 percent in 2011forcing some near-term decisions.

Tags: technology , Tom Carper , Darrell Issa , OMB , Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committ , Oversight and Government Reform Committee , E-Government Fund , transparency , budget cuts , Jason Miller

Friday - 04/22/2011, 03:41pm EDT

Exclusive: Schmidt says cyber progress being made quietly behind the scenes

The White House cybersecurity advisor said many of his office's initiatives are in the operational stages and are making a difference. But some in industry and government say there is a vacuum in leadership from his office and OMB. Howard Schmidt says it's clear what role his office, OMB and DHS play.

Tags: technology , management , Howard Schmidt , White House , OMB , DHS , NIST , cybersecurity , TIC , DNS Security , FISMA , IT reforms , Jason Miller , Cybersecurity Update

Friday - 04/22/2011, 07:36am EDT
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Will cuts to e-gov fund hurt collaboration?

A deep cut to the e-gov funds for government transparency websites could impact collaboration between agencies and with the public.

Tags: E-Gov , technology , Collaboration Center

Tuesday - 04/19/2011, 02:01am EDT
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