Wennergren, Carey outline the Navy's progress toward implementing various information technology policies and systems that will shape the force’s interoperability and improve capabilities in defending against cyber threats.
The Secret Service wants industry to help it shape procurement plans for the first phase of a wide-ranging information technology overhaul.
A Senate-House committee wants to give the Homeland Security Department more money for several large information technology programs in fiscal 2010.
CGI Federal will transition the General Services Administration to a new financial management system under a $29 million contract.
Roger Baker is also restarting some halted programs and attacking processing backlog
Creating interoperable systems across federal, state and local governments depends on establishing standards and building systems that adhere to those standards, Federal CIO Kundra says.
A GAO official cited FEMA's lack of progress on its public alert systems for disasters, but a FEMA official defended the agency's pace.
NASA soon will release a new schedule for opening competition on five information technology services contracts estimated to be worth a total of more than $4 billion.
Custom technology used to be the only option for government agencies, but now commercial products address most needs, experts say.
Agencies still using XP can make the jump to Windows 7, although the upgrade path could be tricky in spots. Microsoft and other vendors have set up programs to help with the transition.
Some DOD organizations have been sending IT hardware away for reuse without properly scrubbing sensitive data first, IG finds.
U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services has launched a revamped Web site that lets users track their applications and petitions online. The new USCIS.gov site also makes national trend and raw data available.