Management


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One DHS remains a work in progress

The multiple components at the department have an existing architecture of databases "not conducive to effective implementation," report finds.

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Will more money for VA fix the IT 'deficiencies'?

Fiscal 2015 budget request would boost funding for IT security, but legislators have their doubts.

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Involving the C-suite in risk management

Leaders throughout the organization need to join forces to more systematically and proactively address security threats

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Financial system for HealthCare.gov lags

In January, the government warned of the potentially dire consequences if the financial management back end of HealthCare.gov were not up and running by mid-March. Mid-March has arrived, and the system has not yet been built.

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NASA to extend SEWP IV by 6 months

Extension intended to provide smooth transition to SEWP V.

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A window into the federal soul

Technology can simultaneously amplify mistakes and make them easier for customers – in the government’s case, citizens – to see.

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Project management, Jedi style

Major IT projects require a "do, or do not" approach, say those who have been through the wringer.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

DOD expects to add nine commercial cloud providers

CIO Teri Takai said four companies are currently approved to run cloud services for the military, though only one has been publicly disclosed.

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Data the key factor in mobile device management

Few people care about what happens to a device, points out Good Technology CTO Nicko van Someren, but most care what happens to the data on it.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

Cobert: TechStat will adapt to agile development

A renewed focus on improving IT delivery in the wake of HealthCare.gov’s troubles includes intervening earlier in the development cycle and examining the direction and risk of projects at the pilot stage.

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Agencies at odds over border tech

CBP official Mark Borkowski complained that the agency's new system was being unfairly linked to the failed SBInet program.

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OPM lays out IT recruiting plan

The effort includes assessing performance through a new automated system set to launch this year.