CIO Council

  • Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said Justice and Interior are the latest examples of agencies making hard decisions about underperforming IT projects. Justice canceled its litigation case management system after almost four years. Interior rescoped its Incident Management Analysis and Reporting System.

    September 20, 2010
  • Agency strategies to consolidate data centers are due to OMB by Aug. 30. Kundra says his office will approve them by Dec. 31. He advises agencies that this is more than a technology initiative.

    August 26, 2010
  • Council issues guidelines for how agencies can ensure information is kept private in public and private clouds. The document highlights nine potential risks, and offers ways to mitigate them.

    August 24, 2010
  • The document describes how the agency protects privacy, including training and dealing with personal information. DHS tracks all privacy breaches in a secure online database.

    July 06, 2010
  • He plans on taking a new position later this summer. Carey says after three years in the position, it\'s time to move on to new challenges.

    June 15, 2010
  • The document highlights work being done by NIST, standards working group and budget guidance to agencies. NIST to come out with several special publications to help agencies implement cloud computing. The CIO Council also includes use cases on 30 different cloud implementations.

    May 26, 2010
  • Special advisor the President Kareem Dale is refocusing agency efforts to make sure Web sites and other technology meets the accessibility law. The CIO Council also is looking at technology issues for people with disabilities. Dale says Justice also is working on a new survey of how agencies are complying with Section 508.

    April 29, 2010
  • President Obama has said publicly that he is a big fan of performance management, and wants to blend its practice into the day-to-day operation of the Federal Government. But what does that mean for feds who are tasked with actually making the wheels of government turn every day? The Association of Government Accountants convened a conference to discuss performance in government.

    April 29, 2010
  • Allan Holmes of NextGov reports.

    April 27, 2010
  • OMB will issue a new memo on HSPD-12 in the coming weeks. Agencies are feeling more pressure to meet the secure identity card requirements. Administration is also closer to finalizing new strategy for securing online transactions.

    April 02, 2010
  • New report from the Modernizing IT forum details the next steps OMB and agencies will take. The administration wants to focus on IT program management and customer service.

    March 26, 2010
  • Federal CIO Vivek Kundra will sign a memo requiring agencies to do another, more detailed survey of their data centers. Agencies also are working on a department-wide plan to consolidate these buildings.

    February 26, 2010
  • Deputy DoD CIO Wennergren dispels rumors of modified responsibilities for next appointee. Technology executives see their responsibilities evolve to meet their agency\'s mission. OMB will issue memo reaffirming the role of the CIO.

    December 02, 2009
  • More than 3.3 million agency employees now have secure ID cards. The CIO Council also releases new roadmap and implementation guidance for identity and access management. The guidance is intended to bring several governmentwide efforts together under one initiative.

    December 01, 2009