Workforce

'Shared-first' not a must for federal CIOs

Federal CIOs are urged to use the shared IT services strategy, but it's not a necessity, says OMB's chief enterprise architect.

IT Modernization

3 steps for federal CIOs toward greater IT success

Inspired by the 25-point plan, a new white paper provides additional guidance to federal CIOs on how to make sense of the "firsts" policy.

Workforce

With NGEN, Navy prepares for move to the future

The Navy's long-awaited NGEN solicitation has been released, marking an official step forward for the service.

Workforce

VanRoekel: Agency culture to blame for resistance to tech adoption

Government leaders need to realize technology is their friend, a strategic asset, says the federal CIO.

Workforce

Army medical records system gets new manager

Lt. Col. Danny Morton replaces Lt. Col. William Geesey as manager of the Army's deployable electronic medical record and medical logistics system.

IT Modernization

Agile development gets low priority in federal IT

Serena Software surveyed 225 federal IT professionals to find out their top priorities.

IT Modernization

FedRAMP comes fraught with challenges

Agency CIOs acknowledge cloud fears, but look to FedRAMP to alleviate some of the concerns. However, FedRAMP poses some difficulties of its own.

Workforce

DISA honors excellence in acquisition

DISA team gets credit for replacing expiring contracts with up-to-date contracts that match agency telecommunications contracting needs with Defense Department policy.

Have a sense of humor? Become an IT worker.

CIOs and help desk support members share strange questions they've been asked in their line of work.

IT Modernization

Finding the hidden value in shared IT services

Shared IT services can help shift focus from infrastructure to mission, says NOAA CIO.

Cybersecurity

FISMA noncompliance leaves VA vulnerable

Audit finds Veterans Affairs Department has made strides, but is still not meeting FISMA directives with its information security program.

IT Modernization

New OMB tool attacks waste and inefficiency together

PortfolioStat takes a multi-pronged approach to improving government in line with the Obama administration's IT strategy.

Workforce

Schmidt takes charge of cybersecurity priorities

White House cybersecurity coordinator Howard Schmidt is leading a charge to support federal adoption of cybersecurity priorities.

Cybersecurity

GSA chief seeks to expand shared services

A shared services approach challenges longstanding ideas of how the government should be run, but is an effective option for reducing costs, according to GSA Administrator Martha Johnson.

IT Modernization

FISMA standards will calm cloud fears, McClure believes

The Federal Information Security Management Act will help agencies move more sensitive data to the cloud, but not until they're comfortable with the processes.

IT Modernization

Energy not ready for public cloud

As many agencies migrate services to public cloud environments, the Energy Department is holding back.

Cybersecurity

FISMA continues to challenge

Ten years after it first passed, FISMA continues to frustrate agencies trying to comply with its requirements.

Workforce

Charting the impact of OMB's temporary 2010 financial systems halt

The 2010 halt to 30 financial management projects affected agencies in various ways, detailed in a new report.

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