IT Modernization

GSA's Suda moves to Agriculture

Robert Suda, assistant commissioner for information technology solutions at the Federal Technology Service, will leave GSA.

Workforce

SSA seeks data recovery software

The Social Security Administration is fortifying its disaster readiness by seeking information from vendors about mainframe data recovery software.

People

Gauss named president of tech firm

John Gauss, former CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, will become the president and chief operating officer of FGM, a Reston-based technology firm.

Workforce

Burnette named to FEMA post

The Federal Emergency Management Agency has named Tina Burnette to be the deputy director in charge of procurements related to hurricane relief efforts.

Workforce

Meagher named Interior deputy CIO

He moves from the Department of Veterans Affairs to the Interior Department.

IT Modernization

Social Security seeks VOIP plan

Agency would be the largest in the federal government to switch to voice over IP, potentially easing the worries of others contemplating a similar shift.

SSA prepares for retiring boomers

Agency officials revamp disability, electronic claim system and call center

Workforce

Army plans to use thin-client systems

The service wants to streamline IT at bases the Base Realignment and Closure Commission slated for shifting.

People

Flyzik to leave consulting firm

Jim Flyzik, a longtime information technology executive in the federal government, is leaving Guerra Kiviat Flyzik and Associates to join the Flyzik Group.

Workforce

VA names Meagher CTO

Deputy CIO gets formal promotion and will start new role Jan. 22.

Report: IRS cuts services to save money

Taxpayer advocate says the agency shifts resources to enforcement, leaves customer services behind.

People

CIOs want the power of the purse

Most federal CIOs do not decide how to spend their IT budgets

Workforce

ITAA names Laurence as interim president

ITAA board selects a longtime IT associate to replace Harris Miller, who resigned to run for the Senate against GOP incumbent Sen. George Allen.

Workforce

US-VISIT ready at land borders

Homeland Security Department has installed biometric entry facilities at 104 more land ports.

Workforce

IG: DHS CIO is not a member of senior management

The latest IG report states that the DHS CIO is not well-positioned to integrate the department’s information technology.

Workforce

DHS seeks comment on Safecom survey

The department will identify specific projects to improve emergency communications based on the public’s perception of the state of interoperable communications.

ITAA's Miller may seek Senate seat

Harris Miller, president of ITAA, is considering running for the Senate next year against Va. Republican incumbent George Allen.

OMB seeks comments on guidance policy

OMB looking for public input before updating its bulletin on the best ways to implement regulatory policies in agencies.

Workforce

Telework could ease pandemic fears

Telework would enable people to keep working without face-to-face contact.

Workforce

Meagher to be Veterans Affairs CTO

Ed Meagher, the VA's deputy chief information officer, will fill a position that has been vacant since September 2003.

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