Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel wants the government to move toward a share-first policy where agencies share IT before buying new. He also introduced his \"Future First\" initiative to standardize technology development and adoption across the government. This was VanRoekel\'s first major policy speech since taking over as CIO in August.
OPM developing competency models for performance improvement officers and chief operating officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.
Military services and agencies, alike, are under pressure from senior defense officials to find savings from IT Rob Carey, DoD's deputy CIO said at the annual Executive Leadership Conference. In the coming weeks, Defense CIO Teri Takai will issue a memo detailing a new strategy for bringing existing consolidation and standardization efforts together. The budget pressures have helped push the department out in front of emerging cyber and mobile technologies.
Fresh off its cloud email transition, Coleman said GSA has taken an agencywide — not just a project- wide— perspective on return on investment for its mobility initiatives.
Young provided an update on mobility in the military and how the Pentagon is leveraging and tweaking commercial solutions to put mobile tools in troops' hands.
Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin, who has been to nearly every conference in its 20-year history, discussed how the conference has tracked changes in federal IT.
USDA CIO Chris Smith, who co-chaired the conference planning committee, provided a behind- the-scenes look at how the conference is planned and the top priorities for his agency in 2012.
Teleworkers and non-teleworkers have very different views of the effects telework has on office dynamics. According to a Federal News Radio survey, teleworkers have a much more positive view of telework than those who work from their agency or company office.
Lee Holcomb, a senior vice president at Lockheed Martin and this year's industry chair of the Executive Leadership Conference, joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris to discuss the federal mobility push — the theme of this year's conference, which kicks off this weekend.
GCE Federal Presdient Ray Muslimani talks about data storage with host John Gilroy. October 18, 2011
The partnership will establish L-3\'s Cybersecurity Solutions Center, and both L-3 and Virginia Tech will offer customized cyber solutions to secure critical networks against exploitation and attack.
The government\'s IT budget hasn\'t been squeezed this hard since Forrest Gump was on the big screen in 1994. In the next five years, agencies will focus their spending on mission-critical technology. They\'re also finding ways to save money though nontraditional contracts and IT consolidation, a survey by the industry group TechAmerica Foundation found.
The Georgia Tech Information Security Center and the Georgia Tech Research Institute are listing three main threats for next year.
Market Connections President and CEO Lisa Dezzuti joins host Mark Amtower to talk about how government and contractors are using social media to do their jobs. October 10, 2011