Jonathan Alboum, USDA’s chief information officer, said he is working through the agency’s CIO Council to develop a concept of operations to modernize the agency’s networks and move to the cloud.
OFPP Administrator Anne Rung and Federal CIO Tony Scott finalized a draft policy from December with few changes that requires agencies to manage and oversee software licenses in a new way.
Kareem El-Alaily, managing director of Censeo Consulting Group, highlights the importance of strategic vendor oversight processes for ELA success.
Two senators are pushing OMB and agencies to rein in spending on software licenses.
The Department of the Navy is finding real dollar savings by moving to enterprise software licenses, managing mobile devices and services better and reducing the number of printers and the amount printed. Terry Halvorsen, the DoN CIO, said they are on track to meet the goal of cutting 25 percent of their IT budget in five years. January 17, 2013
The outgoing secretary said he has focused on achieving stretch goals and impressing upon employees to look at their jobs differently. Gary Locke initiated changes to how Commerce does budget planning, buys goods and services and serve their customers.