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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 , Richard Spires , Roger Baker , GSA , USDA , VA , 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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Kundra: 25 percent of IT budget to fund cloud computing

GovInfoSecurity reports that Federal CIO Vivek Kundra is committing funds to cloud computing efforts in government.

Tags: cloud computing , Cybersecurity Update , technology , CIO , Gov Info Security , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 02/15/2011, 02:27pm EST

NIST releases cloud computing standards

Two draft documents released by the National Institute of Standards and Technology define and set guidelines for government cloud computing.

Tags: NIST , cloud computing , standards , guidelines , technology , OMB , CIO , Jolie Lee

Wednesday - 02/02/2011, 03:53pm EST

OMB, OPM turn to former CIOs for help

Former federal technology officials and industry experts offered ideas and suggestions on how to make project management its own career series in the government. OMB and OPM were collecting ideas from several former, long-time agency officials.

Tags: technology , pay and benefits , Charles Grimes , OMB , OPM , TechAmerica , IAC , project management , IT reform plan , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/28/2011, 06:03pm EST

EXCLUSIVE: OMB uses budget to set cyber deadlines

Federal News Radio has obtained exclusive details on the IT budget guidance OMB sent to agencies for the fiscal 2012 budget request. The administration is asking agencies to begin using monitoring their networks continuously by the end of next year. OMB also sets deadlines for cyberscope, IPv6 and funding of e-government projects.

Tags: technology , management , OMB , IT budget , e-government , cloud computing , cybersecurity , Cyberscope , IPv6 , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/26/2011, 07:09am EST
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OMB reminds agencies to justify brand names in RFPs

The Office of Management and Budget is reminding agencies for a second time in four years not to use brand names in their procurements.

Tags: contracting , technology , industry , Dan Gordon , Victoria Espinel , OMB , brand name justification , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/07/2011, 07:27pm EST

Interior gives CIO more authority over all IT

Secretary Salazar issued a memo to give oversight of the IT budget to the chief information officer. The memo also removes the CIO title from the bureaus and renames them as assistant directors for information resources. Observers say this move by Interior has been long-overdue.

Tags: technology , Bernie Mazur , Andrew Jackson , Ken Salazar , Interior Department , OMB , role of the CIO , data center consolidation , enterprisewide services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 07:32am EST
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White House adopts ‘cloud first’ policy

The White House is adopting a “cloud first” policy and plans to reconfigure IT by consolidating federal data centers and applications. Federal CIO Vivek Kundra recently unveiled the plan, which calls for creating a Data Center Consolidation Task Force and closing at least 800 of the federal government’s 2,100 data centers over the next five [...]

Tags: cloud computing , technology , data center consolidation

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 02:29pm EST

NARA to suspend development of ERA starting in 2012

The agency is deciding whether or not to move forward with the contract option for operations and maintenance with Lockheed Martin. GAO and OMB say the project has multiple problems, including more than a $200 million increase in the total cost for ERA and a lack of usage by agencies. After going through a TechStat sessions, NARA and OMB decided to stop enhancing the system and focus on use.

Tags: technology , industry , David Lake , NARA , OMB , GAO , Sheila Collins , Lockheed Martin , electronic records , ERA , Jason Miller , TechStat

Friday - 12/17/2010, 07:17am EST
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OMB plans to bust IT contracting myths

The Office of Management and Budget said many feds responsible for IT acquisition are so cautious about running afoul of ethics rules that they're passing up what could be productive interactions with the industry. The administration plans to start an awareness campaign to improve communication between agencies and vendors.

Tags: technology , management , contracting , OMB , OFPP , ethics , Bob Dix , Dan Gordon , Paul Brub

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:33pm EST
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