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Kundra talks to CIOs

If you liked what Vivek Kundra did as the chief technology officer for Washington D.C., then the plans he laid out before the Federal Chief Information Officer's Council Feb. 6 would suit you well.

Tags: mngt , OMB , management , Technology , tech , e-government , Federal CIO Council , Office of Science and Technology Policy

Monday - 02/09/2009, 05:17pm EST

GAO finds OMB needs better cybersecurity coordination

New report looks at the Comprehensive National Cybersecurity Initiative started by the Bush administration. Auditors make six recommendations to improve how agencies work on these 12 issues.

Tags: Technology , GAO , OMB , Cybersecurity , CNCI , identity management

Friday - 03/05/2010, 07:10pm EST

Troubled federal procurement data systems to get facelift

GSA will award a contract to create a new enterprise architecture by the end of October. The agency's goal is to consolidate eight disparate systems to make it easier to access procurement data. The current systems are not interoperable and plagued with long-standing problems.

Tags: contracting , Sen. Claire McCaskill , Sen. Robert Bennett , William Woods , OMB , OFPP , GAO , GSA , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs , FPDS , AOCS , PPIRS , Excluded Parties List System

Wednesday - 09/30/2009, 07:12am EDT

OMB launches cloud storefront,

The Web site's goal is to make it easier for agencies to obtain cloud computing services. The administration also wants to change policy and budget to meet new approach to technology.

Tags: Technology , contracting , GSA , OMB , NASA , DoE , Cloud computing , Cybersecurity , privacy , Nebula

Tuesday - 09/15/2009, 05:06pm EDT

CIOs cautiously optimistic about OMB's IT dashboard

Federal CIO tells agencies to prepare to make more project data publicly available. Approach diverges from Bush administration scorecard.

Tags: mngt , Technology , Christine Rider , Bajinder Paul , SBA , DOI , GSA , dashboard , transparency

Thursday - 06/04/2009, 06:57am EDT

XBRL goes Dutch

A dutch treat for fans of government transparency and accountability

Tags: newsstand , mngt , Technology , XBRL , W. David Stephenson , Stephenson Strategies , FDIC , SEC , Dutch Taxonomy Project , OMB

Tuesday - 03/31/2009, 07:18am EDT

OMB drafts, seeks comments on FISMA metrics

CIOs and agency security officers will have to answer more than 50 questions as part of a three-step cybersecurity review. OMB to finalize the new standards in coming weeks and experts expect them to change to focus more on automating controls. OMB also wants more data on current and future cybersecurity spending.

Tags: Technology , Howard Schmidt , OMB , DHS , FISMA , Cybersecurity , metrics , FDCC , privacy , TIC , Networx , A-11

Friday - 05/14/2010, 03:13pm EDT

White House works to change online transactions

The White House is leading a new effort to secure online transactions across the federal, state and local governments and eventually in the private sector. The creation of the new document is being led by cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt and includes DHS. It is one way the administration hopes to improve cybersecurity. OMB soon will release a new approach to measuring FISMA compliance.

Tags: Technology , Howard Schmidt , Diane Watson , Tom Lockwood , OMB , White House Cybersecurity Coordinator , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , DHS , Defense , State , DoJ , Treasury , USPS , GPO , DEA , USPTO , FISMA , Cybersecurity , National Strategy for Secure Online Transactions , PKI , Federal Bridge

Thursday - 03/25/2010, 07:00am EDT

OMB's Kundra stakes out new e-gov approach

Federal CIO says even these governmentwide investments were done in a silo. He says many of the initiatives are at a point where they need to be upgraded or reconsidered altogether. But, Kundra says many e-government projects are paying expected dividends.

Tags: Technology , OMB , e-government , Cloud computing , , , Integrated Acquisition Environment

Wednesday - 03/17/2010, 07:05pm EDT

Two working groups to improve federal spending data

OMB creates one entity made up of senior leaders to oversee controls and data quality. The second group will focus on transparency and openness around federal spending data. These groups also will help create stretch goals for open government more broadly.

Tags: mngt , Technology , Aneesh Chopra , OMB , White House , Open Government Directive , dashboard

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 12:06pm EST
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