Steven VanRoekel, the federal chief information officer, and Office of Federal Procurement Policy Administrator Joe Jordan issued a memo detailing a new strategic plan after a recent Justice Department compliance survey found mixed results. This is the fourth memo since 2005 from the Office of Management and Budget trying to get agencies to meet the law's requirements. David Capozzi, executive director of the Access Board, said new 508 regulations could be to OMB for approval this spring.
The CIO Council updated the Clinger-Cohen Act core competencies and learning objectives.
OMB sent a Sept. 30 target date for departments to implement IPv6. NIST statistics show a majority of the government's networks will not change over from the older IPv4 in the next week.
With the release of the draft of version 1 of the cloud technology roadmap, the agency wants to cast a wider net of cloud expertise. The draft roadmap could be used now by program managers and CIOs in order to meet OMB\'s goal of moving three services to the cloud by 2013.
The agency issued draft of version 1 of the technology roadmap seeking to create cloud computing standards. The document details 10 cloud requirements that agencies need help on to adopt the emerging technology.
Agency CIOs need to find creative ways to lower the cost of their technology services. DHS is testing the concept of "workplace-as-a-service." OMB soon will issue a new shared services architecture to help agencies understand how best to move to enterprisewide systems.
The Federal CIO Council released Thursday a list of 78 cloud projects being completed by the 25 largest federal agencies. Starting in December 2010, each agency was required to identify three projects to move to the cloud within 18 months as part of the Obama administration\'s 25-Point Plan to Reform Federal IT Management.
New vice chairman of the CIO Council Richard Spires said he wants small and large agencies to learn from each other when it comes to implementing IT reforms. Small agencies have a different type of challenge than larger ones in implementing OMB\'s 25-point plan.
The agency and the CIO Council creates a list of the competencies cybersecurity workers need. OPM\'s Kichak said agencies will have a common understanding of the skills and abilities these employees need.
The assessment is part of OMB\'s 25-point plan to reform IT. The review begins Jan. 18.
After meetings between agencies, the CIO Council\'s panel is concerned that even if agencies meet OMB\'s 2012 deadline to make the switch, their Internet service providers may not. The task force is hoping to meet with GSA and Networx vendors to make sure everyone is ready for IPv6.
DHS CIO Richard Spires tells host Jason Miller about his agency\'s data center consolidation efforts and where the government is headed next. December 2, 2010
Agency CIOs are under pressure to move to the new network protocol over the next two years. Technology officials can look to the Defense Research and Engineering Network for some important lessons learned. DREN has successfully made the transition to IPv6.
Agencies must make their data networks compliant with the IPv6 protocol now. The government and private industry face a looming crisis as Internet addresses defined by an increasingly dated technical protocol run out, possibly as early as next year. Agencies must first upgrade external servers to run the new protocol.