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SSA prepares to open doors of new $200 million data center

Bill Zielinski, the Social Security Administration's chief information officer, said storage in the cloud and the greater use of virtualization are among the prerequisites for the agency before it moves into its new data center this summer.

Tags: Ask the CIO , Bill Zielinski , SSA , Jason Miller , In Depth

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 07:18am EDT
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FCC throws down cyber gauntlet to communications industry

Chairman Tom Wheeler said he wants to build on the initial success of the critical infrastructure cybersecurity framework released by the White House in February. He said it's not a matter of new regulations, but creating a joint approach to improving the network security across the entire communications sector. Rep. Mike Rogers (R-Mich.) renews hope for Congress to pass information sharing legislation this year.

Tags: cybersecurity , AEI , Mike Rogers , Tom Wheeler , FCC , information sharing , Bob Dix , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:47am EDT
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Navy looks to vendors for rapid upgrades to NMCI network

By September, the Navy anticipates it will have retaken full ownership of its main IT network after having outsourced it a decade earlier. The service says it wants to find ways to bring innovation into NMCI, but vendors will have to meet some checkpoints along the way.

Tags: DoD , Navy , NMCI , NGEN , AFCEA , Michael Abreu , Jared Serbu , industry

Friday - 06/13/2014, 04:21am EDT
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Van Dyck leaving OMB

Haley Van Dyck will move on from her role at the Office of Management and Budget at the end of August after more than two years. She oversaw the innovation portfolio for the E-Government and IT office.

Tags: Haley Van Dyck , people , OMB , Jason Miller

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 03:03pm EDT

Navy issues first contract under new data center consolidation plan

IBM wins first contract in Navy's new "tiered" approach to data center consolidation. The service plans to award several more contracts between now and the end of fiscal 2014.

Tags: DoD , Navy , data center consolidation , IBM , Ted Branch , Janice Haith , John Pope , Randy Darrow , Jared Serbu ,

Thursday - 06/12/2014, 11:39am EDT
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Steve Cooper's coming back to government as Commerce CIO

The former FAA and DHS CIO is taking a third tour of duty in government and will replace Simon Szykman.

Tags: people , Commerce , Simon Szykman , Steve Cooper , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 06:15pm EDT

VA planning two RFPs to help fix patient scheduling problems

The first solicitation will address near-term fixes for the current application. The second one will look to commercial technology for a wholesale replacement of the scheduling application. VA says it will build off the contest it ran in 2013 where it awarded $3 million to competitors to develop VISTA-friendly scheduling software.

Tags: acquisition , contracting , industry , Veterans Affairs , Steph Warren , Chris Miller , DoD , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 06/11/2014, 03:58am EDT
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MicroPact helps EEOC hit the trifecta: cloud, open source, reduced costs

EEOC CIO Kimberly Hancher and Mike Cerniglia from MicroPact discuss how cloud computing, and open sourcing reduced her agency's IT costs.
June 10, 2014

Tags: cloud computing , open source , Kimberly Hancher , EEOC , Mike Cerniglia , MicroPact , data management , 462 conference , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk , information technology

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 08:56pm EDT
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Jon Boyens, National Institute of Standards and Technology

It keeps getting easier to manufacture a counterfeit computer chip. Experts say federal information systems increasingly are at risk because of flaws in their supply chains. It is not just a question of fake parts. Genuine ones that have been tampered with, or are just poorly made, can cause damage. The National Institute of Standards and Technology is revising guidelines for agencies to help them secure their supply chains. Jon Boyens is an IT specialist in the security outreach and integration group at NIST. He spoke with Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive.

Tags: Jon Boyens , NIST , Federal Drive , Emily Kopp

Tuesday - 06/10/2014, 10:21am EDT
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Too often, CIOs left wishing for funding for innovation, modernization

A new survey by TechAmerica and Grant Thornton found many agency chief information officers continue to spend too much on legacy systems and don't have money to develop or modernize new software or applications. But tools such as PortfolioStat are making a difference in helping senior IT managers understand and have a say in where money is spent in their agency.

Tags: TechAmerica , Grant Thornton , George DelPrete , OMB , cloud computing , cybersecurity , shared services , Jason Miller

Friday - 06/06/2014, 03:55am EDT
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