A new Federal News Radio survey of federal chief information officers and deputy CIOs found cyber above all else is the top priority. Charlie Armstrong, the CIO for Customs and Border Protection, said his focus is to protect the data first and foremost and his systems a very close second.
The Government Printing Office became the first legislative branch agency to put its email in the cloud. CIO Chuck Riddle said once that effort is completed, GPO will move other functions into the cloud.
As part of a project dubbed Command Post 2025, the Army wants to begin running complex modeling and simulation programs on the battlefield, using low-power devices in austere conditions.
Walter Harris, the chief operating officer and acting chief information officer at the Food and Drug Administration, said the agency should name a permanent CIO in the next three months to help take the agency into the cloud.
Gino Magnifico, the chief information officer of the Army Contracting Command, said the move to a zero-client setup for its desktop computers and the development of lighter weight apps to be used anywhere in the world is a direct result of having a mature cloud infrastructure.
The Veterans Affairs Department will release the Summary of Care and Blue Button applications for mobile devices this fall. The release is part of a burgeoning effort to create connections with patients outside of the traditional office visit.
The Defense Department’s request for its overseas contingency operations is about $20 billion less than initial estimates. Former Defense officials say realistic goals and managed expectations usually spelled success for weapons systems.
George Jakabcin, the chief information officer for Treasury’s Inspector General for Tax Administration, said a top priority is reducing how many printer and copier devices his office supports, while also improving the network experience for employees no matter where they are working. May 2, 2014
Sonny Hashmi, acting CIO at GSA, said his goal is to have at least half of all employees using VDI in 2014 and 75 percent by the end of 2015. VDI, along with application rationalization and other initiatives, is part of how GSA is looking to reduce IT spending further. April 3, 2014
Barry West, the chief information officer of the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corporation, outlined five strategic goals, including cybersecurity, cloud computing and mobility, in a new IT strategic plan.