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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 , David McClure , OMB , GSA , cloud computing , Data center consolidation , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency , TechStat , Jared Serbu

Tuesday - 04/12/2011, 08:20pm EDT
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Kundra: Agencies on path for transition to cloud

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra says agencies are on track to move to the cloud and framed his ideas for where he wants government to go in the future.

Tags: cloud computing , technology , NIST , Cloud Computing and Forum Workshop , GSA , USDA , OMB , John Buckner

Monday - 04/11/2011, 06:25pm EDT
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OMB prepares for open gov sites to go dark in May

Several sites, including Data.gov, the IT Dashboard and the FEDRamp cloud efforts, could be shut down in the next two months if the administration doesn't get more money under the E-government fund. In all, nine sites are on the list to be discontinued by July 30 if OMB doesn't find money to keep it going. Experts say OMB has several ways to keep the sites up, including pass-the-hat among agencies.

Tags: technology , OMB , GSA , Joseph Lieberman , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , House Appropriations Committee , Dan Chenok , IBM , Fred Corle , KGS Inc. , Daniel Schuman , Sunlight Foundation , E-Government Fund , open government , transparency , Jason Miller

Thursday - 03/31/2011, 04:46pm EDT
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Tablets flood market, shape mobile workforce

The release of the iPad2 - Apple's latest version of its tablet computer - is not just hype but a sign of an increasingly mobile federal workforce.

Tags: Collaboration Center , tablet , technology , iPad , Apple , mobile devices , Deloitte , Eric Openshaw

Tuesday - 03/22/2011, 04:08pm EDT

Agencies still struggling to encrypt mobile devices

Despite a 2006 mandate to secure mobile devices and implement two-factor authentication, only just over half of federal agencies have managed to do so. OMB submits its annual FISMA report to Congress detailing the steps the government has taken to improve cybersecurity, including spending $12 billion on cybersecurity last year.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , DoD , GSA , NASA , DHS , U.S. CERT , NIST , Cybersecurity , FISMA , continuous monitoring , encryption , HSPD-12 , Cyber Workforce , CyberStat , Cyberscope , supply chain , Jason Miller

Monday - 03/21/2011, 07:27am EDT
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Kundra pitches more budget authority for CIOs

The federal CIO told House lawmakers that one major reason IT projects fail is the lack of authority agency technology executives have over spending. Kundra said as part of the 25-point IT reform plan, OMB is restricting the roles of all major agency CIOs. He said the Interior Department is the model, and HHS is next.

Tags: technology , management , Jo Ann Emerson , Jose Serrano , OMB , Interior , HHS , House Appropriations Committee , role of the CIO , budget authority , Jason Miller

Friday - 03/18/2011, 07:30am EDT
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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 , Valerie Melvin , OMB , VA , 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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Bring your own telework tools

The federal government could soon pay a $2,000 subsidy to federal employees who buy their own mobile devices.

Tags: technology , Telework Center , telework , Polycom , Suzanne Kubota , pay and benefits , Ed Meagher , DOI , AFCEA

Monday - 03/07/2011, 04:00am EST

Pitfalls of employee-owned mobile devices for work

A few agency CIO's have bought onto the idea of employee-owned cell phones and laptops. But what are the pitfalls?

Tags: Cybersecurity Update , technology , Ed Meagher , Dorobek Insider , mobile devices

Thursday - 03/03/2011, 03:00pm 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 , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , CIO , VA , DHS , technology , mobile devices , BlackBerry , iPad , iPhone , Tom Temin , Jolie Lee

Tuesday - 03/01/2011, 03:28pm EST
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