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Cobol: Can it help your agency?

Micro Focus' Tod Thompkins, joins host John Gilroy to talk about launching and maintaining complex IT systems, in the age of austerity.
October 25, 2011

Tags: technology , legacy migration , cost savings , application development , testing , debt ceiling , mainframe migration , COBOL , Tod Tompkins , Micro Focus , cloud computing , information technology , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 10/25/2011, 07:06pm EDT
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Unions once again urge supercommittee to save feds' pay, benefits

Lawmakers charged with reducing the federal deficit should look to contractors' compensation rather than reduce government workers' pay and benefits, a coalition of federal unions and management associations wrote in a letter to supercommittee leaders.

Tags: Susan Collins , Joe Lieberman , pay and benefits , Federal-Postal Coalition , supercommittee , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Congress , Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee , Emily Kopp , deficit , hiring , workforce

Friday - 10/21/2011, 02:15pm EDT

Intel CIOs finding common ground in shared services

Chief information officers in the intelligence community said despite cultural challenges, it makes sense to treat the IC as one IT enterprise. They owe an implementation plan to IC agency heads by the end of this year.

Tags: technology , IT , ODNI , Intelligence community , CIA , NRO , NGA , NSA , DIA , Jeanne Tisinger , James Clapper , Al Tarasiuk , Jill Singer , Neill Tipton , industry , information sharing , cloud computing , Jared Serbu

Friday - 10/21/2011, 05:18am EDT
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Senate confirms Higginbottom as OMB deputy director

The final vote was 64-36 for the former Obama policy director.

Tags: Heather Higginbottom , OMB , people , management , Jacob Lew , Barack Obama , Senate , Congress

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 05:59pm EDT

GAO: CIOs 'limited' in budget, hiring abilities

Valerie Melvin is the director of information management and human capital issues at GAO.

Tags: CIO , Valeria Melvin , Clinger-Cohen Act , technology , In Depth , management

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:24pm EDT
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With DoD budget cuts, what's the future of the F-35?

Winslow Wheeler is the director at the Straus Military Reform Project for the Center for Defense Information.

Tags: Winslow Wheeler , Center for Defense Information , DoD , F-35 Joint Strike Fighter , Air Force , Navy , Army , acquisition , contracting , In Depth

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 04:21pm EDT
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GAO freezes hiring, considers furloughs

Government Accountability Office employees could face six days of furlough this year as the watchdog agency expects a possible cut of $35 to $42 million in its budget compared with last year.

Tags: GAO , Gene Dodaro , Congress , telework , furlough , pay and benefits , workforce , technology

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 01:44pm EDT

Report: TRICARE changes should focus on maximizing value

A new Center for Strategic and Budgetary Analysis report says the Defense Department should look at improving value in military pay and benefits, not simply cutting. The report also calls for a BRAC-like commission to study service members' benefits.

Tags: DoD , pay and benefits , benefits , TRICARE , Todd Harrison , CSBA , supercommittee ,

Thursday - 10/20/2011, 09:45am EDT

VA gives the go ahead to its 'ruthless' IT reduction plans

The agency's task force detailed potential areas to cut the cost of technology in a 104-page report sent to the chief information officer this week. Stephen Warren, VA's principal deputy CIO, said the agency expects to save at least $50 million over the next year.

Tags: technology , contracting , VA , Stephen Warren , IT spending , efficiency initiatives , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 07:25pm EDT
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Senate committee passes bills on improper payments, whistleblower protections

The new bill, passed in the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, would require more consistent reporting of improper payments by federal agencies.

Tags: Congress , Improper Payments Elimination and Recovery Improvement Act of 2011 , Tom Carper , Senate , Joe Lieberman , whistleblower protection , employee rotations , workforce , SES , management

Wednesday - 10/19/2011, 02:45pm EDT
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