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Industry, feds react with optimism to OMB's IT reforms

The administration detailed a 25-point plan to improve the way agencies buy and manage technology. Current and former government officials say OMB is using lessons learned from the past to set the agencies up for success.

Tags: technology , management , Teri Takai , Jeff Zients , OMB , DoD , Tim Young , Mark Forman , Bob Dix , Deloitte Consulting , KPMG , Juniper Networks , IT reforms , cloud computing , agile development , cybersecurity , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/10/2010, 07:18am EST
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OMB plans 25-point IT reform

Senior administration officials this morning will propose major changes to the way agencies buy, manage and implement technology over the next 18 months. The reforms include moving at least three technologies to the cloud, changing the role of CIOs and strengthening program management across the government. OMB applying industry best practices and lessons learned from TechStat sessions.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , IT management reforms , data center consolidation , cloud computing , program management , agile development , high-risk projects , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:46am EST
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OMB course corrects 16 IT projects

The administration said its review of 16 of the 26 high-risk technology programs led to one termination, eight programs are scaled back and seven projects have accelerated delivery timetables. OMB said agencies saved or avoided spending $1.3 billion over the life of these 16 projects.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , DHS , Interior , USDA , NARA , high-risk projects , project management , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:41am EST
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GSA's move to the cloud to be closely watched

The agency will implement e-mail in the cloud using Google Apps for Government under an almost $7 million deal with Unisys. Many agencies are paying attention to how GSA implements this technology. GSA's CIO or Unisys could not confirm whether the datacenter is located in the U.S.

Tags: technology , industry , Casey Coleman , Dave McClure , GSA , OMB , PV Puvvada , Unisys , Google , Tempus Nova , Acumen Solutions , e-mail-as-a-service , cloud computing , Jason Miller

Monday - 12/06/2010, 07:55am EST
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OMB's tech changes start with new role for CIOs

The federal CIO Vivek Kundra will roll out specifics about the administration's plan to change the way agencies buy and manage technology. The administration wants to give CIOs more authority over the budget for commodity IT such as e-mail or infrastructure. Kundra also said 2012 budget request will include requirements for continuous monitoring of agency networks.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , OMB , GSA , OPM , project management , TechStat , cloud computing , FedRAMP , cybersecurity , CIO , Jason Miller

Friday - 12/03/2010, 06:57am EST
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OMB: Changes coming to IT acquisition

WFED's Jason Miller discusses OMB's plans to change IT acquisition and management.

Tags: OMB , technology , acquisition , contracting , Dorobek Insider

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 04:00pm EST
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Tech Council praises federal IT reform plans

Prashant Gaur, president of the American Council for Technology, discussed his reactions to OMB's plans to reform IT management.

Tags: Prashant Gaur , American Council for Technology , IT reform , Jeff Zients , OMB , technology , Dorobek Insider

Tuesday - 11/23/2010, 07:15pm EST
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Cloud services coming to Apps.gov

Apps.gov, the GSA’s cloud-based storefront, will soon offer storage, virtualization and Web hosting applications to government agencies. Vendors with an infrastructure-as-a-service contract will provide their services on the website. Apps.gov will alleviate the federal IT strain on storage, computing power and website hosting. The new cloud infrastructure will also eliminate the need for agencies to [...]

Tags: GSA , apps.gov , cloud computing , technology , Federal Information Security Management Act

Tuesday - 11/16/2010, 04:39pm EST

Have ideas about cloud computing certification? Tell GSA

Think you can help the federal government speed up its certification and accreditation of cloud computing products and services? If the answer is yes, the General Services Administration wants to hear from you. GSA recently released requirements for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), an interagency initiative that will provide the government-wide certification [...]

Tags: cloud computing , FedRAMP , GSA , technology , cloud computing , FedRAMP , GSA , technology ,

Tuesday - 11/09/2010, 04:45pm EST

NIST defining steps to cloud computing

Agencies are laying the foundation for the use of cloud computing in the government. Officials are marking their progress in smaller steps instead of big strides.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , NIST , cloud computing , Dawn Leaf , Cita Furlani , GSA , OMB , Max Cacas

Friday - 11/05/2010, 07:06am EDT
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