CIOs get to work on closing data centers

The Federal CIO Council has started a governmentwide data center consolidation task force as part of the Obama administration’s IT reform project.

Shutdown would highlight government's IT dependence, experts say

Many crucial IT systems would halt and leave the government in uncharted territory in a shutdown — and history provides little guidance for how to respond.

Treasury gets new CIO

The Treasury Department has named its new CIO, who takes over duties from acting CIO Diane Litman and becomes the permanent replacement for Mike Duffy.

VA CIO erred in firing Martinez, judge rules

An administrative judge has reversed a decision by Veterans Affairs Department CIO Roger Baker that removed a VA deputy assistant secretary from her job.

Administration releases software for IT Dashboard, TechStat

The Obama administration will publicly release the software code for the federal IT Dashboard and the TechStat process.

Wanted: Tech-savvy leadership in government

The federal government should redouble its efforts to bring a level of technical expertise to its senior leaders and those who might make political or budget decisions, said retired Coast Guard Commandant Adm. Thad Allen.

Senators take close look at SES

Senators were told today about efforts to fix problems with the Senior Executive Service, including recruiting obstacles.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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