Kundra's successor: Can the next federal CIO deliver?

Vivek Kundra's appointed successor, Steven VanRoekel, faces a tough assignment in carrying out the IT reform plan.

CIOs gain responsibilities but still lose ground

A new OMB memo assumes that CIOs have the power to execute all the authorities granted to them, but GAO and CIOs themselves might beg to differ, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

Alan Balutis

CIO: Really, sincerely dead?

The CIO position in government continues to struggle, and tightening budgets make the situation worse, writes columnist Alan Balutis.

Enterprise e-mail's departmentwide future uncertain

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai won't mandate migration to the Defense Information Systems Agency's enterprise e-mail effort, so the question of whether other branches will move their e-mail programs to the cloud hangs in the air.

VanRoekel details plans for website inventories

The White House plan for streamlining federal sites and domains brings with it requirements for federal CIOs to get busy on several surveys and plans.

DOD steps up data center closures

The Defense Department is about to pour on speed to close data centers before the end of the year.

OMB head sets bold new course for CIOs

Today's CIOs are investment analysts, recruiters and security officers for their agencies' information, according to a new memo.

Steve VanRoekel named new federal CIO

White House officials say former FCC and Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel will be the new Federal CIO, succeeding Vivek Kundra.

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