Management


Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen: DOD not that slow on cloud

The Pentagon is like "four federated giant corporations" trying to procure their own cloud services, says the acting CIO.

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OMB updates info security guidance, accelerates real-time monitoring

OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.

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IT acquisition failures land on high-risk list

Technology problems are at the heart of a number of programs on GAO’s list of troubled federal initiatives.

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Daniels: CTIIC will take pressure off White House

The new cyber intel center will have about 50 staffers to start, with about half permanent employees and half detailees from intelligence agencies.

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How Congress can make cyber reforms real

Congressional oversight is essential to ensuring compliance with cybersecurity legislation. Here are three ways lawmakers can improve that oversight.

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Growth in big data draws women to statistics

The field of statistics is booming, thanks in large part to the increased need for data analysts.

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Critical tech, reverse auctions and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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ESRI, DISA, acquisitions and the cloud

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A CIO aims for extreme outsourcing

Joe Paiva says he wants his Commerce Department agency "to be out of the IT business by July."

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CTO to agencies: Be a good customer

One way of being a better customer, says federal CTO Megan Smith, is to develop a contracting process more in touch with vendors.

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Data analytics and engineering: How to optimize your federal building

Intelligent building management systems monitor operational performance and energy use to identify root causes and correct deficiencies.

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IGs seek more access to agency data

Inspectors general complain to Congress that agencies often respond to requests for information with claims that it is protected by law.

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