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Financial systems overhaul on OMB's radar

The Office of Management and Budget is taking aim at approximately 30 agency financial management modernization systems. Part of the new oversight is a Financial Systems Advisory Board made up of CFOs and CIOs across the government. The administration's goals are lower costs and improve performance by addressing long standing project problems.

Tags: Max Cacas , technology , management , IT , financial management systems , OMB , Danny Werfel , Jon Holliday , USDA , FSAB

Monday - 07/12/2010, 06:17am EDT
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OMB, GSA hope fourth time is a charm for USA.gov

Agencies launch redesigned governmentwide portal with Microsoft's Bing search engine. As a part of the launch, OMB and GSA make 18 mobile applications available from agencies across the government. Federal CIO Kundra says the government must improve how citizens access information and interact with agencies.

Tags: technology , Jeff Zients , Dave McClure , OMB , GSA , EPA , TSA , CPSC , Apple , Google , RIM , iPhone , Droid , BlackBerry , mobile apps , USA.gov , search , Jason Miller

Friday - 07/02/2010, 04:45pm EDT
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Federal cloud computing eyeballed on Capitol Hill

Federal agencies are under the gun to develop strategies for moving many of their IT functions into the cloud.

Tags: In Depth , Francis Rose , House Oversight and Government Reform Commitee , cloud computing , technology , acquisition , Edolphus Towns , Darrell Issa , Dave McClure , Cita Furlani , Greg Wilshusen

Friday - 07/02/2010, 03:25pm EDT

House panel gets cloud computing lowdown

Despite the potential benefits, a congressional watchdog warns that a more detailed game plan is needed to cover security and procedural concerns about cloud computing voiced by federal agencies themselves.

Tags: technology , cloud computing , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Edolphus Towns , Darrell Issa , Dave McClure , GSA , Greg Wilshusen , GAO , Max Cacas

Friday - 07/02/2010, 10:05am EDT
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OMB vows to end out of control IT projects

The administration issues two new memos focusing on all IT projects and specifically on financial management systems. OMB will issue guidance in the next month detailing how they will evaluate which programs are at most risk. OMB's Zients says programs worth more than $10 billion are significantly off track in cost, schedule or both.

Tags: technology , management , Jeff Zients , Danny Werfel , Tom Carper , Susan Collins , Peter Orszag , OMB , VA , DHS , Energy , financial systems , project management , IT oversight , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 06/29/2010, 07:05am EDT
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OMB pressing agencies to get IT projects on track

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra says there are $27 billion in IT projects that are troubled. The administration will issue a new strategy to expand the use of TechStat review sessions. Agencies also are feeling the heat to review all IT projects before they submit their 2012 budgets to OMB.

Tags: technology , management , Jerry Williams , Danny Harris , Roger Baker , OMB , VA , HUD , education , Information Week , TechStat , project management , PMAS , GI Bill , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/16/2010, 06:14am EDT
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CIO Council report on cloud sets future vision

The document highlights work being done by NIST, standards working group and budget guidance to agencies. NIST to come out with several special publications to help agencies implement cloud computing. The CIO Council also includes use cases on 30 different cloud implementations.

Tags: technology , OMB , GSA , DISA , RAT Board , CIO Council , NIST , cloud computing , data center consolidation , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 05/26/2010, 03:59pm EDT

Federal CIO blogs on first anniversary of data.gov

Read Vivek Kundra's new blog post.

Tags: technology , Data.gov , transparency , openness

Friday - 05/21/2010, 02:41pm EDT

GSA opens up possibility of FTS2001 extension

Vendors pessimistic that agencies can transition all services to Networx by June 2011. GSA says it will decide a few months before the contract ends whether to extend the current telecommunications contract.

Tags: technology , contracting , Steve Kempf , Sanjeev Bhagowalia , Ed Towns , Darrell Issa , Jean Weinberg , GSA , Interior , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , OMB , Interagency Management Council , Qwest , AT&T , Verizon , Diana Gowen , Don Herring , Susan Zeleniak , Networx , FTS 2001 , telecommunications , Jason Miller

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 09:40pm EDT
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One year in, Data.gov fosters massive innovation

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra explains that data.gov started out with only 47 data sets. Over the past year, the site has expanded immensely and has fostered the development of thousands of applications, and led to the creation of hundreds of worldwide communities.

Tags: technology , Data.gov , transparency , openness , collaboration , crowdsourcing , Dorothy Ramienski

Thursday - 05/20/2010, 04:33pm EDT
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