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Internal watchdog blasts DoD's health IT efforts

A memo obtained by Federal News Radio points to a split in thinking inside the Pentagon's efforts to achieve interoperability with VA's electronic health record system. An assessment by the Pentagon's office of operational test and evaluation, an internal acquisition watchdog, finds DoD's project to build a new electronic health record is "likely to be detrimental to the President's goals" for interoperable health IT.

Tags: DoD , VA , health IT , Integrated health records system , iEHR , Michael Gilmore , technology , information sharing , Jared Serbu ,

Monday - 04/22/2013, 08:02pm EDT

HUD CIO Jerry Williams takes new job at Education

Jerry Williams will become the new chief information officer at the Education Department's Office of Federal Student Aid. Patsy Garnett, HUD's acting deputy CIO for IT and business modernization, also is heading to a new agency.

Tags: technology , people , Jerry Williams , HUD , Education Department , Patsy Garnett , NRC , workforce , Jason Miller , CIO

Friday - 04/19/2013, 09:43am EDT

GSA appeals MSPB's exoneration of Prouty

The agency also puts former Region 8 Commissioner of the Public Building Service on administrative leave until the MSPB Board makes a decision on the appeal.

Tags: GSA , Paul Prouty , workforce , Bill Bransford , Jason Miller ,

Monday - 04/15/2013, 08:30pm EDT

OPM Director John Berry to leave when term expires

The director of the Office of Personnel Management is limited to a four-year term under the law. Sources tell Federal News Radio, John Berry informed the CHCO Council he's not planning to stay on when his term expires later this month.

Tags: John Berry , OPM , workforce , people , management , Jason Miller ,

Tuesday - 04/02/2013, 11:52pm EDT

Issa's IT reform bill moves through committee, concerns still remain

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee approved the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) with little debate and no amendments. Rep. Darrell Issa (R-Calif.), the bill's author and chairman of the committee, said the provisions to give CIOs more budget control and the IT project and program management improvements will have a big impact on how agencies spend money on technology.

Tags: technology , Darrell Issa , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , acquisition , industry , Mike Hettinger , Software and Information Industry Association , TechAmerica , IT reform , project management , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , open source , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller ,

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:28am EDT
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TSA CIO Garrison-Alexander retiring

Emma Garrison-Alexander is leaving government after 29 years, including the last four at the Transportation Security Administration. The Federal Emergency Management Agency also is searching for a new CIO.

Tags: Emma Garrison-Alexander , TSA , people , technology , Jason Miller , FEMA , Jeanne Etzel , DHS

Friday - 03/15/2013, 04:47pm EDT

White House employs cross-agency goals to broaden oversight of cyber

Cyber coordinator Michael Daniel released updated goals for TIC, HSPD-12 and continuous monitoring on Performance.gov. He said by adding new goals to the portal, performance improvement officers will pay more attention and influence how agencies meet the targets.

Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Michael Daniel , White House , OMB , Trusted Internet connection , HSPD-12 , continuous monitoring , PIO , CIO , performance mangement , GSA , DHS , NIST , Jason Miller ,

Friday - 03/15/2013, 05:26am EDT
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DHS cyber executive Weatherford leaving

Mark Weatherford, the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity, will leave the agency on April 12 after accepting a job in the private sector.

Tags: Mark Weatherford , NPPD , DHS , cybersecurity , people , Rand Beers ,

Thursday - 03/14/2013, 03:37pm EDT

MSPB exonerates Prouty for role in GSA's Western Regions Conference

Paul Prouty, the former GSA Region 8 commissioner, won his appeal of the agency's decision to fire him in the wake of the Western Regions Conference scandal last April. The Merit Systems Protection Board's administrative judge found "no evidence" of wrongdoing by Prouty.

Tags: workforce , Shakeup at GSA , GSA , management , Paul Prouty , MSPB , Western Regions Conference , Jason Miller ,

Wednesday - 03/13/2013, 05:12am EDT
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CIO priorities zero in on cloud, cyber as budget uncertainty looms

Federal chief information officers remain concerned with securing their agencies' networks and systems. Cybersecurity ranked first in a list of CIOs priorities in an exclusive survey conducted by Federal News Radio. Also among CIOs' top priorities were moving back-office or commodity IT systems to the cloud and using IT to ease the budget pressures facing agencies. Roger Baker, assistant secretary for information and technology and chief information officer of the Veterans Affairs Department discussed the survey results on In Depth with Francis Rose.

Tags: cybersecurity , Roger Baker , In Depth , technology , cloud computing , IT budget ,

Friday - 02/01/2013, 05:09pm EST
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