New additions to the CIO Council library

The CIO Council, the principal forum for improving practices in the design, modernization, use, sharing and performance of federal government agency information resources, recently redesigned its website. The following documents (www.cio.org/library) are part of the site's Knowledge Base section.

“Update on the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative,” Office of Management and Budget, Oct. 1, 2010

This memo from Vivek Kundra, federal CIO, and Richard Spires, CIO at the Homeland Security Department, provides the latest status of the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative. As of July 30, there were 2,094 federal data centers. President Barack Obama’s fiscal 2012 budget will include data center reduction targets by agency.

“Transition to IPv6,” OMB, Sept. 28, 2010

This memo describes specific steps for agencies to expedite the deployment and use of IPv6.

“Best Practices: Elements of a Federal Privacy Program,” Privacy Committee, June 30, 2010

The seven elements described in this document are designed to ensure that organizations consider privacy protections and controls when making business decisions that involve collecting, using, sharing, retaining, disclosing and destroying personally identifiable information, whether in paper or electronic form.

“Privacy Recommendations for the Use of Cloud Computing by Federal Departments and Agencies,” Privacy Committee, Aug. 19, 2010

One of the government's business imperatives is to maintain the privacy of the personally identifiable information it collects and holds. The purpose of this paper is to ensure that federal agencies recognize and consider the privacy rights of individuals and that agencies identify and address the potential privacy risks when they use cloud computing.

"Cloud Computing: Benefits and Risks of Moving Federal IT into the Cloud,” Vivek Kundra's testimony July 1, 2010

Kundra discussed the poor management of federal IT investments and how the Obama administration wants to use the power of technology to improve government efficiency and deliver better services. To do more with less, agencies must take advantage of game-changing technologies, such as cloud computing, Kundra said.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

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    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

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    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

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    A 'minibus' appropriations package could be in the cards

    A short-term funding bill is expected by Sept. 30 to keep the federal government operating through early December, but after that the options get more complicated.

  • Defense Secretary Ash Carter speaks at the TechCrunch Disrupt conference in San Francisco

    DOD launches new tech hub in Austin

    The DOD is opening a new Defense Innovation Unit Experimental office in Austin, Texas, while Congress debates legislation that could defund DIUx.

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