Dave Mihelcic, retired CTO at DISA, said a pilot to test a software defined environment opens the door to cloud apps that DoD can quickly deploy and secure.
Terry Halvorsen retired Feb. 19 after spending the last two-plus years as the Department of Defense chief information officer.
FBI Chief Information Officer Gordon Bitko said there’s nothing wrong with technology-driven innovations that help employees perform their missions. The problem is the lack of coordination from on high.
Joe Klimavicz, Justice Department chief information officer, is moving DoJ to a Microsoft 365 cloud-based solution to ensure its various components can communicate effectively.
Sources confirmed CIOs from State, DHS, EPA and OPM and the CTO from VA talked a variety of issues with the Trump transition team toward the end of Obama administration.
Before leaving the Obama administration, Tony Scott, the federal CIO, released a report for the next administration to better understand the past, current and potential future of technology in agencies.
Rob Klopp, the Social Security Administration’s out-going chief information officer, said by taking over the management of the Disability Case Processing System, applying an agile or dev/ops approach and listening to their customers at the state level, the agency made more progress in 14 months than it did in the previous four years.
Ann Dunkin, the Environmental Protection Agency chief information officer, said changes to the governmentwide capital planning and investment control process is one way that will help agencies better understand their spending on legacy systems.
Terry Halvorsen, who has been the Defense Department’s chief information officer since the summer of 2014, said Wednesday that he will retire from government service on Feb. 28, but that the department’s current IT policies and priorities are unlikely to undergo significant changes during the transition to a new administration.
The new year brings a host of people on the move, including a new deputy CIO at the Defense Department and a familiar face leading the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau’s IT office.
Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, said in an exit interview that the update to Circular A-130 and the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) are among the most significant accomplishments during his almost two-year tenure, which will end Jan. 17.
Senior Correspondent Mike Causey says low TSP fees may actually save federal workers money in the long run.
Upcoming budget cycles in 2017 and 2018 will be unlike any other for agencies and contractors, some budget experts say. They predict the Trump administration will try to “change the rules” to overcome debates among members of Congress and cabinet leaders who can’t agree on the future of the defense and domestic spending caps.
The Office of Personnel Management’s National Background Investigations Bureau (NBIB) awarded a contractor for support services in January, but now is facing complaints from two unsuccessful bidders.
Federal News Radio has learned President Donald Trump could sign an executive order as soon as this week requiring agencies to develop plans in the coming months to suggest ways to reduce the duplication of agencies, components and programs. The potential EO comes as agencies also are preparing for budget cuts that could range between 5 percent and 20 percent.
DoD may clarify its independent research and development policy to make it easier for industry to consult with the government.
The White House says President Donald Trump’s upcoming budget will propose a whopping $54 billion increase in defense spending and impose corresponding cuts to domestic programs and foreign aid
A new survey shows most people do not want their Social Security benefits cut. Senior Correspondent Mike Causey wonders what will happen when Social Security runs out of money.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, newly appointed Veterans Affairs Secretary Dr. David Shulkin names a new Chief of Staff and Deputy Secretary.
Linda Springer, a former OMB and OPM appointee, is serving as the senior advisor to the director for management.
The House Homeland Security Committee and the House and Senate intelligence committees are going to prioritize oversight of how agencies hire and train their workforces to deal with cybersecurity.
Our hunger for more guidance from the Trump administration stems from what we’re used to from the last 24 years of administrations.
American federal workers have learned that size does count, big time, especially the person who’s got $5.3 million in his or her 401(k) plan, says Senior Correspondent Mike Causey.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, Air Force Chief of Staff Gen. David Goldfein says the Air Force has “serious challenges” when it comes to readiness.
Dave Mihelcic, the recently retired chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said a pilot to test a software defined environment is opening the door to cloud applications that DoD can more quickly deploy and better secure.
The Navy has just stood up a new “digital warfare” office, prompted by the notion that the service is awash in valuable, but largely untapped data in areas ranging from acquisition, maintenance and audit readiness to the ways it trains and equips its sailors.
The White House on Friday defended chief of staff Reince Priebus against accusations he breached a government firewall when he asked FBI Director James Comey to publicly dispute media reports linking Trump campaign advisers to Russian intelligence agents
The Marine Corps is in the midst of a sweeping review of its information technology workforce, the early results of which have confirmed what top officials suspected: many employees’ official position descriptions don’t have much to do with what they actually do for a living.
Total acquisition cost remains the missing link in measuring, assessing and reforming the procurement system to deliver best value mission support.
Homeland Security Secretary John Kelly says there will be “no mass deportations” and “no use of military forces” in enforcing President Donald Trump’s immigration crackdown.
An ongoing court battle over a $182 million contract for Recreation.gov service hasn’t stopped the team behind the government site from thinking big, at least when it comes to federal lands and waters data.
The Trump administration’s regulatory budget promotes fewer regulations and less growth in cost to agencies, leaving room for better decision making.
Aaron Snow’s term at GSA is coming to an end and he announced plans to move to the private sector on Feb. 28.
Rob Cook, the commissioner of Technology Transformation Service, said most, if not all, of the six recommendations GSA’s inspector general made in the recent critical report on the digital services organization were implemented.
For more than 20 years we’ve had administrations keeping the pressure on moving government into the online age.
A Defense Department memo creates cross-functional teams to find where military services are overlapping in business practices.
Presidential appointees begin their term, new immigration memos widen scope and other policies hit the back burner.