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Veterans Affairs restarts some of its suspended projects

Veterans Affairs CIO Roger Baker does not give too many details, but says the troubled initiatives have plans and milestones, and are in a better place. VA plans on prioritizing its top programs and ending those that do not make the cut. Baker says for too long the agency has tried to do too much, and that was one reason for its failures.

Tags: technology , contracting , Roger Baker , Peter Levin , VA , program evaluations , Web 2.0 , GI Bill

Thursday - 10/08/2009, 08:01pm EDT

OMB's Kundra sees innovation in the cloud

Federal CIO details to FederalNewsRadio several ways to change government.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , OMB , cloud computing , data , CIO Counci

Monday - 03/09/2009, 08:26pm EDT

NRC CIO: innovating by strategy

The Chief Information Officer of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission explains how his office is changing to support remote workers.

Tags: technology , mngt , NRC , CIO , Darren Ash

Monday - 03/08/2010, 10:08am EST

The importance of innovation

Why the federal government needs to get back on the ball when it comes to fostering abstract thought.

Tags: Business of Government , management

Tuesday - 09/16/2008, 04:25pm EDT

Federal CTO issues mandate for innovation

White House chief technology officer Aneesh Chopra says directive will increase agency efficiency and improve the lives of citizens.

Tags: management , technology , Aneesh Chopra , Office of Science and Technology Policy , Mark Udall , Mark Warner , Meg Beasley

Wednesday - 06/23/2010, 02:58pm EDT

Veterans Affairs' "Innovation Competition" is leading by example

In asking employees for their best ideas, the VA has come up with a few of its own. An internal competition for innovation is seen as a benchmark process ready to spread far beyond the agency's firewalls and across the federal landscape.

Tags: technology , mngt , VA , VBA , CTO , Peter Levin , innovation competition , best practices

Wednesday - 09/16/2009, 02:09pm EDT

Army to transform through apps

Service CIO Lt. Gen. Jeff Sorenson details how the Army will judge and award $30,000 in prize money to soldiers and civilian employees under the Apps for the Army program. Up to 100 contestants can submit apps in one of eight categories. The Army will announce the winners in August.

Tags: technology , Jeff Sorenson , Army , DISA , Peter Corbett , Apple , Google , BlackBerry , Apps for Army , race , , Web 2.0

Thursday - 03/04/2010, 06:47am EST

Agencies starting to get innovation itch

Federal CTO Chopra points to HHS, DoD as examples of how departments are embracing the new concept. He says open government directive in final stages.

Tags: mngt , technology , Aneesh Chopra , OMB , HHS , DoD , transparency , Open government , CTO

Wednesday - 07/22/2009, 06:41am EDT

Agencies gravitate to low-cost contests as celebrates its first birthday

In its first year, the website let agencies add public contests as a low-cost way to find innovative solutions to their problems. Officials at the General Services Administration, which runs the site, say challenges offer a lower-cost alternative to procurement or grants and speak to a different audience. GSA would like to see challenges standardized across the government in the coming year but worry that the site may lose funding.

Tags: management , David McClure , e-government , Kathy Conrad , robynn sturm-steffen , GSA , , technology , Emily Kopp

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 05:38am EDT
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