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CIO will treat Navy, USMC as one IT enterprise

Terry Halvorsen, who was named the Department of the Navy chief information officer in November, told attendees at a San Diego conference that his organization would seek to build more effective, efficient IT structures by leveraging the size and capabilities of both the Navy and Marine Corps. He also predicted the department's IT operation would have to meet its responsibilities with fewer people and fewer resources than it now has.

Tags: DoD , Navy , Marine Corps , technology , contracting , Terry Halvorsen , Janice Haith , budget , network infrastructure , Jared Serbu , DoD Report

Friday - 03/04/2011, 07:12am EST
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Navy takes aim at software, server spending

The Navy has set initial target dates to plan for a more efficient IT infrastructure, including data center consolidation, virtualization and enterprise software licensing. As a first step, the service says it needs to get a better handle on how many software licenses it actually owns.

Tags: technology , Navy , DoD , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , cloud computing , DoD budget , Janice Haith , David Dorsett , Jared Serbu , DoD Report , Federal Drive

Tuesday - 01/18/2011, 07:04pm EST
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Navy halts data center expansions

The Navy's top IT official ordered the entire service not to spend any money for new or upgraded servers and data centers. This comes as the service prepares to release its enterprise data center consolidation strategy in March.

Tags: DoD , technology , Navy , Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative , cloud computing , SOA , Jared Serbu

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:14pm EST

Agencies building trust to reduce data centers

Several departments are out ahead of the OMB mandate to consolidate data facilities over the next four years. Energy is starting small to show business owners they will get the same level of service under the new setup. Other agencies see green in cutting back on the centers-both money and energy efficiency.

Tags: technology , Bill Turnbull , Cindy Cassil , Margie Graves , Alfred Rivera , DHS , State , Energy , OMB , DISA , AFCEA , cloud computing , green IT , enterprise e-mail , Jason Miller

Friday - 01/14/2011, 07:13am EST
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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 , Vivek Kundra , Andrew Jackson , Ken Salazar , Interior Department , OMB , role of the CIO , enterprisewide services , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 12/22/2010, 07:32am EST
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2010 and Beyond: Opportunity in the age of austerity

Former EPA CIO Molly O'Neill highlights the top IT stories of this year in the DorobekINSIDER series, '2010 and Beyond.'

Tags: EPA , Molly O'Neill , IT , technology , cloud computing , 2010 and Beyond , CGI Federal , Dorobek Insider , age of austerity , budget , management , innovation , WikiLeaks

Tuesday - 12/21/2010, 07:25pm 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: Vivek Kundra , cloud computing , technology ,

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

Lessons from NASA's Nebula cloud platform

Chris Kemp, CTO for IT at NASA, joins host John Gilroy to discuss the agency's Nebula Cloud Platform.
December 14, 2010

Tags: cloud computing , open government , Chris Kemp , NASA , NASA Ames Research Center , Nebula , technology , IT , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 12/14/2010, 04:28pm 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 , Vivek Kundra , Jeff Zients , OMB , IT management reforms , cloud computing , program management , agile development , high-risk projects , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:46am EST
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Spires spreads DHS's data center experience to rest of government

DHS CIO Richard Spires tells host Jason Miller about his agency's data center consolidation efforts and where the government is headed next.
December 2, 2010

Tags: Richard Spires , DHS , technology , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller , CIO Council

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 12:06pm EST
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