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Does CIO stand for 'chief information officer' or 'career is over'?

With the challenges that chief information officers face today, it is worth asking whether becoming a CIO is worth the work and jeopardy it seems to entail, says former FAA IT leader Bob Woods in a new commentary.

Tags: Bob Woods , Topside Consulting , GSA , Veterans Affairs , Transportation Department , management , CIO , FITARA , Clinger-Cohen Act , information technology , commentary

Thursday - 01/15/2015, 05:07am EST

Dan Chenok, Director, IBM Center for the Business of Government

Good customer service is just one of President Barack Obama's 15 cross-agency priority goals for agency managers in 2015. Dan Chenok is executive director of the IBM Center for the Business of Government. In his Top 3 for 2015, he tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the expectations agencies will have to provide top notch customer service.

Tags: Dan Chenok , IBM Center for the Business of Government , cybersecurity , innovation , GSA , 18F , In Depth , Top 3 for 2015

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 03:46pm EST

Karen Evans, Director, U.S. Cyber Challenge

Personally identifiable information for nearly 800,000 Postal Service employees was compromised in 2014. And cyber attacks also left 25,000 employees at the Homeland Security Department at risk last year. Karen Evans is the director of the U.S. Cyber Challenger and former E-Government administrator. In her top 3 for 2015, she tells In Depth with Francis Rose why the time is now for agencies to step up their cyber defense systems.

Tags: Karen Evans , U.S. Cyber Challenge , Top 3 for 2015 , cybersecurity , In Depth ,

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 02:53pm EST

GSA now in charge of dot-gov domain policy, issuance

A new memo from the Office of Management and Budget sets eight standards for new federal websites and seven for existing ones.

Tags: OMB , Lisa Schlosser , federal websites , GSA , 18F , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 09:21am EST

FBI deploys 30,000 Android smartphones to field offices

The FBI rapidly rolled out new devices-the vast majority running hardened Android operating systems-to the bureau's 56 field offices over the last four months. But officials are experimenting with commercial mobile devices for secret and top-secret data too.

Tags: cybersecurity , mobile computing , FBI , David Rubin , AFCEA , Android , Samsung , Jared Serbu

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 05:13am EST
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OMB to deliver much needed assistance around digital services

Beth Cobert, the deputy director for management at OMB, said the administration has to help agencies get the skills and capabilities to move to a digital world more quickly and improve the quality. She said an updated Digital Services Playbook is coming in the next month. The IRS is one of the few agencies to grasp how digital services can improve its mission.

Tags: OMB , Beth Cobert , Peggy Sherry , IRS , digital services , NAPA , ICF International , TechFAR , Digital Playbook , Jason Miller

Wednesday - 01/14/2015, 04:40am EST
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Three perspectives on big data and health analytics

John Gilroy hosts a roundtable discussion of strategies that agencies can use to deal with large healthcare IT data stores.
January 13, 2015

Tags: Laura Bennett , Sutherland Global Services , Liz Herman , Battelle , Damon Davis , HHS , HHS Idea Lab , big data , health analytics , Healthcare IT , data storage , interoperability , application program interfaces , HiMSS , advanced analytics , John Gilroy , Federal Tech Talk

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 08:23pm EST
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Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

Federal leaders are getting more excited about moving their agencies toward a more digital existence. But new research by the National Academy of Public of Administration and ICF International finds the majority of federal respondents need help to make lasting change to their agency's services. And that help is coming from the Office of Management and Budget. Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller tells In Depth with Francis Rose how OMB will further how agencies move to the digital world.

Tags: Jason Miller , In Depth , OMB , NAPA , ICF International

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 04:22pm EST
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Workforce obstacles hamper digital tech growth at agencies, study says

Agency management is mostly gung-ho about bringing new digital technology into the workplace, but hurdles such as a sluggish acquisition process and a workforce lacking tech-related skills keep the federal government from innovating, according to a new study.

Tags: workforce , NAPA , acquistion

Tuesday - 01/13/2015, 12:46pm EST

OPM disables Web portal after retirees' information potentially exposed

The Office of Personnel Management disabled a Web portal used by federal retirees Monday to address a malfunction that may have left some retirees' personal information exposed.

Tags: OPM , cybersecurity , Michael OConnell

Monday - 01/12/2015, 04:16pm EST
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