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Managing complex IT systems

Rebecca Halstead, president of the local chapter of the International Institute of Business Analysis and David Pradko, vice president of Finance for the IIBA, will how their organization can help your agency with its software development projects.
September 9, 2014

Tags: technology , business process information , Business intelligence , predictive analytics , IIBA , Rebecca Halstead , Excella , David Pradko , iWorks Corporation , technology management , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 09/09/2014, 09:57pm EDT
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DoD, DHS see more, earlier testing as a possible fix to troubled programs

The Defense and Homeland Security departments are pushing project managers to test technology or weapons systems earlier in the acquisition lifecycle to understand and solve potential roadblocks sooner. DoD submitted recommendations to Senate leaders for how to better integrate testing and evaluation into the acquisition lifecycle.

Tags: management , DHS , DoD , Steve Hutchinson , Michael Gilmore , acquisition , NDIA , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 07/23/2014, 08:48am EDT
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OFPP project management memo doesn't do enough for standardization

Jordon Sims, director of Organization Relations and Programs for the Project Management Institute, contends OFPP needs to look at existing pockets of excellence to raise the level of program and project management across the government.

Tags: OFPP , management , Jordon Sims

Friday - 02/28/2014, 03:48am EST

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 , program management , training , workforce

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

VA creating A-Team to tackle complex projects

The Veterans Affairs Department is creating an acquisition cadre to work on complex projects. Glenn Haggstrom, VA's principal executive director of the Office of Acquisition, Logistics, and Construction, said the goal is to match experts with the needs across the department.

Tags: acquisition , workforce , training , VA , Glen Haggstrom , Data mining , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/20/2013, 06:13am 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 , Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act , open source , strategic sourcing , Jason Miller , exclusive

Thursday - 03/21/2013, 05:28am EDT
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National archives gets ready to taste first fruits of TechStat labor

The National Records and Archives Administration will modify its Electronic Records System for the first time since it went into the operations and maintenance phase. Mike Wash, NARA's CIO, said the use of Technical Direction Letters is one of the key lessons learned from the TechStat session ERA went through in 2010.

Tags: technology , NARA , Mike Wash , Scott Stovall , ERA , TechStat , IBM , Ask the CIO , Jason Miller

Thursday - 08/16/2012, 01:49pm EDT
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OMB upgrades IT Dashboard with new tools, better data

The portal provides more access to individual agency projects, lets departments find duplication and improves overall data quality. OMB also has published the source code for the public to use.

Tags: technology , OMB , Steven VanRoekel , IT Dashboard , data management , Jason Miller , Beth Reardon

Wednesday - 03/07/2012, 05:12am EST

IT concerns at large agencies

Tony Trenkle, chief information officer and director of the Office of Information Services at the Centers for Medicar and Medicaid Services talks about the IT challenges at his agency.
March 6, 2012

Tags: technology , Tony Trenkle , Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services , federal IT , silos , Scope creep , data center , Gov 2.0 , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 03/06/2012, 10:13pm EST
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Tightening budgets renew OMB's push for IT project oversight

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said he will send SWAT teams to fix problematic technology projects. OMB also will ramp up monthly TechStat sessions. The governmentwide IT budget request drops almost $600 million.

Tags: technology , management , Steven VanRoekel , OMB , 2013 budget request , TechStat , E-Government Fund , Jason Miller , IT Dashboard

Tuesday - 02/14/2012, 05:47am EST
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