Enterprise Architecture

Capt. Mike Ryan, U.S. Coast Guard

Coast Guard makes waves with SOA

Federal 100 award winner Capt. Mike Ryan is using SOA technology to forge powerful links across the Coast Guard and with external partners.

Getting government datasets to talk the same language

Brand Niemann explains how and why we should make data universally accessible on the Semantic Web.

NextGen air traffic control plan moves ahead despite uncertain funding forecast

Funding is a concern for the Federal Aviation Administration’s NextGen system, but the program enjoys momentum for now.

HHS joins federal info-sharing efforts

The Health and Human Services Department has become a partner in federal efforts to create common standards for sharing data.

Deadline looms for personal identity card plans

With smart PIV cards now in the hands of most federal workers and contractors, agencies are being told to put them to use both for physical and logical access control. The technology is available, but some hurdles remain to fully implementing systems.

Teri Takai leaves CIO job open

With the departure of former California CIO Teri Takai to be DOD's CIO, the floodgates have opened for new candidates who have a handle on IT strategy.

Cheating on IT certification exams reportedly on the rise

According to a survey of 200 IT professionals, 72 percent of respondents think colleagues use unauthorized exams from the Internet to prepare for certifications.

Cloud efforts to get 25 percent of IT spending

Federal CIO Vivek Kundra's Federal Cloud Computing Strategy calls for 25 percent of federal IT spending to go to the cloud, with data center consolidation helping to pay for it.

Federal IT funds for R&D misused, group says

A report released today by an advisory panel says only a fraction of the estimated $4 billion federal agencies get for IT research and development actually goes for those purposes.

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