Enterprise Architecture

DISA reveals strategy for near future directions

The Defense Information Systems Agency 2011-2012 Campaign Plan adds more focus and definition to the agency's near- and long-term directions, including a renewed emphasis on enterprise services and mobile-computing technologies.

After Kundra: What next?

Vivek Kundra has been a forceful leader for change in federal IT, say many observers. What will happen to the efforts now under way when he leaves the federal CIO post in August?

Empowering the new problem solvers

With help from technological tools -- and a word or two of advice -- many more agency employees could make use of data for fulfilling oversight requirements, meeting customer needs and solving other agency problems.

TechStat helps federal CIOs with IT reform

Three federal CIOs have found TechStat vital to adhering to OMB's 25-point IT reform plan.

Tight defense budgets could yield better cybersecurity, information sharing

The need to be more efficient and innovative could lead to improved cybersecurity and information sharing across DOD, officials said.

Funding asterisk casts shadow over Army e-mail

A House subcommittee hesitates to fund e-mail migration until the Army shows its homework.

Lynn Schnurr

Intelligence takes the spotlight at DOD

Defense intelligence is closed by nature, but now the door is opening to let in open-source and Web 2.0 technologies -- and they're changing the way DOD operates.

VA expects to save $16B by going open source for health records

VA CIO Roger Baker said choosing open source to modernize VA's digital health records system will help the department avoid spending $16 billion on a commercial solution.

Army enterprise e-mail move proceeds apace, DISA says

The enterprise e-mail initiative that the Army is implementing through DISA is moving forward with costs contained, despite some struggles along the way, DOD officials say.

IT success on a shoestring: 5 tips

Struggling with IT programs on a shrinking budget? One agency CIO has set five priorities for succeeding at IT management in a time of fiscal restraint.

DOD not ready for total cloud migration, CIO says

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai cautions against jumping into the cloud.

New CIO handbook provides a resource for IT transitions

A new website provides problem-solving resources for federal CIOs.

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