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Draft bill would force DHS to change acquisition practices

Rep. Jeff Duncan releases a discussion draft of a bill to add more discipline and oversight to the Homeland Security Department's acquisition process.

Tags: acquisition , Congress , Jeff Duncan , DHS , oversight , House Homeland Security Committee , acquisition policy , contracting , Jason Miller

Tuesday - 02/25/2014, 03:42am EST
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VanRoekel offers silver lining in HealthCare.gov debacle

In his first public comments since the portal launched, federal CIO Steve VanRoekel said agencies and contractors can learn from the problems the website encountered. He said many times big failures provide the opening for major changes.

Tags: technology , health IT , Steve VanRoekel , OMB , HealthCare.gov , Affordable Care Act , ACT-IAC , Executive Leadership Conference , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 10/30/2013, 04:29am EDT
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OFPP refreshes program, project management certification requirements

A new memo from OFPP Administrator Joe Jordan outlines eight changes since 2007. Among the major changes is the requirement for program and project managers to meet all the certification prerequisites.

Tags: Jason Miller , acquisition , contracting , OFPP , Joe Jordan , project management , training , workforce

Wednesday - 12/18/2013, 12:57pm EST

Former VA CIO Baker joins Agilex

Roger Baker becomes the company's chief strategy officer to help it understand the market and ensure it's meeting agency customer expectations.

Tags: industry , technology , people , VA , Roger Baker , Agilex , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 04/03/2013, 05:41am EDT
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IT reform bill needs to 'beef up' people section, experts say

Rep. Darrell Issa plans to formally introduce the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act before the end of March. The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee held its second hearing on the draft bill. Current and former federal officials say the bill should place a stronger emphasis on project management and workforce issues.

Tags: technology , management , Richard Spires , DHS , Darrell Issa , John Mica , Gerry Connolly , House Oversight and Government Reform Committee , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , workforce , training , Stan Soloway , PSC , Dan Gordon , George Washington University , Jason Miller

Thursday - 02/28/2013, 07:02am EST

Mobile apps, TechStat lead OMB's IT evolution

Fiscal 2011 technology budget request is $79 billion and Vivek Kundra says that will address several challenges, including closing the gap between the private and public sector. GSA will run new apps store for handheld devices. OMB will lead the review of troubled IT programs.

Tags: technology , Vivek Kundra , Howard Schmidt , OMB , VA , EPA , GSA , CGI , Apple , cybersecurity , 2011 budget , IT Dashboard , mobile computing , TechStat , PMAS , HSPD-12 , identity management

Wednesday - 02/10/2010, 06:56am EST
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DHS CIO taking on IT governance

Richard Spires wants to set up a program management center of excellence and provide tools and best practices around requirements development. DHS also is making progress with data center and network consolidations. Next up for the agency is merging its network and security operations centers.

Tags: technology , Richard Spires , Margie Graves , DHS , IAC , cybersecurity , Networx , OneNet , Requirements management , data center consolidation , enterprise architecture

Friday - 02/05/2010, 06:53am EST
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Analysis: OMB 25-point IT plan 'very practical'

Joe Moye, CEO of Capgemini Government Solutions, shares his thoughts on the strengths and weaknesses of the IT reform plan.

Tags: Joe Moye , Capgemini Government Solutions , OMB , IT reform , technology , efficiency , budget , cloud computing , Industry Chatter , In Depth , Francis Rose

Thursday - 01/20/2011, 06:42pm 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 , data center consolidation , cloud computing , agile development , high-risk projects , Jason Miller

Thursday - 12/09/2010, 07:46am EST
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DoD changing how it develops business systems

Under secretary Carter issued a new memo requiring the use of a new methodology for all business applications worth more than $1 million. DoD has more than 156 systems that meet that requirement.

Tags: management , Ashton Carter , DoD , Business Capability Lifecycle , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 11/24/2010, 03:20pm EST
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