Management


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After short vacancy, Education gets new CIO

Transportation Department veteran Jason Gray quietly took the tech reins at Education late last month.

Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.)

Sen. Whitehouse proposes cyber IG for civilian agencies

An overarching inspector general for cybersecurity would attract top-notch talent, according to Sen. Sheldon Whitehouse (D-R.I.).

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After an 11-month vacancy, Census names a CIO

The Census Bureau has picked Patent Office veteran Kevin Smith to keep its tech shop running.

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CIOs push back against FITARA scores

Agency CIOs pushed back against their grades in the second Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard released by the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform.

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White House looks to save billions on software

New guidance from top IT and acquisition leadership is pushing the government to stop double-spending and overspending on software.

Ash Carter and Jeh Johnson

House committee wants details on DOD, DHS West Coast offices

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee is asking for information on the staffing and budget levels at the two agencies' Silicon Valley offices.

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Are CIOs being frank with the IT dashboard?

In a new report, GAO found that CIO assessments of projects on the IT dashboard downplayed risks two-thirds of the time.

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Watchdog: Defense health IT upgrade risks delays

The huge DHMSM electronic health records push could be in danger of delays, according to an inspector general report that looks at cybersecurity, training and legacy system interoperability.

Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas) and Rep. Robyn Kelly (D-Ill.)

IT subcommittee seeks GAO probe on VistA upgrade

A pair of IT leaders on Capitol Hill are seeking a GAO probe of efforts to modernize the Department of Veterans Affairs homegrown health record system VistA.

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Tech help wanted at OPM

The agency at the center of last summer's breach is officially looking for a new CIO.

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Proposed new HHS CISO role prioritizes security

A bill would elevate the Department of Health and Human Services CISO to be on a par with the CIO. Some in Congress think the move would eliminate a conflict of interest.

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Sandia Labs management contract officially up for grabs

Multiple proposals are expected for the contract to run the Sandia National Laboratories starting in mid-2017.