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  • CIOs on the move: High rate of senior IT executive departures in 2014 cuts both ways

    Federal News Radio has been tracking the turnover of CIOs and other senior level IT officials between November 2013 and October 2014. All combined, the 23 total CIOs or senior IT leaders that either left government or changed jobs within government had 96 years of experience and their average tenure was 4.2 years.

  • NASA SEWP to drop fee again, launch new customer initiatives

    Joanne Woytek, NASA SEWP program manager, said the space agency now plans to implement the next generation of the technology GWAC by May 1 after reexamining vendor bids. In the meantime, starting in March, SEWP will give agencies more information about what they buy, who they buy from and how they buy than ever before.

  • White House EOP to lose top two senior IT executives

    Karen Britton left after two years as the chief information officer of the Executive Office of the President to take a senior management role with e-Management, a small women-owned IT business. Deputy CIO Alissa Johnson announced her plans to leave in the coming months as well.

  • For feds, secure information sharing puzzle slowly coming together

    Information Sharing Environment is helping to shape the policy and technology pieces to help implement the two-year-old White House’s strategy on information sharing and safeguarding. The back-end attribute exchange is an expanding component to solve this challenge.

  • Information Sharing Environment having intended effect after 10 years

    Kshemendra Paul, the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment, said his organization’s tools and techniques are creating collaboration and trust among federal, state and local law enforcement officers. The Boston Marathon bombing is the most recent example of just how much the way intelligence is shared among authorities.

  • DHS S&T offers outlet to commercialize cyber research

    The Science and Technology Directorate is giving more than 50 companies a chance to show off their DHS-funded cyber innovations. The cyber showcase is the first of its kinds from S&T.

  • OFPP’s Rung rolls out 3-pronged acquisition improvement plan

    Office of Federal Procurement Policy administrator Anne Rung has released a memo detailing a road map to create a new model for federal contracting. The administration will expand the concept of category management across the government, while also developing a cadre of IT acquisition experts and revamping the government’s relationship with its vendors.

  • OMB to seed digital services teams across government

    The U.S. Digital Service team is working with VA and other agencies to hire and train employees to apply the agile development approach to projects. Mikey Dickerson, USDS director, said the goal is two-fold: to create lasting agile development capacity in agencies and to ensure agencies think about citizens’ needs first and foremost.

  • White House to hold federal managers accountable for employee engagement

    Senior managers soon may have more to fret about when it’s time to discuss their performance with the boss: Are they engaging employees and creating inclusive work environments?

  • Agencies delivering IT capabilities 20 days faster by using agile, OMB says

    The Office of Management and Budget says PortfolioStat data is proving the positive impact agile development is having on IT projects. The U.S. Digital Service is providing both help and training to expand the understanding and use of agile development.