Federal agencies can do little without up to date information systems. And they’re under a slew of mandates and requirements for those systems. Cloud computing. Data center consolidation. Big Data. Mobility. How does a CIO make sense of it all? Michael Farber is the executive vice president of Booz Allen Hamilton and leads a group that helped to drive these initiatives.
Kathleen Williams executive director National Historic Publications and Records Commission at the National Archives
President Barack Obama has told all agencies to turn their paper records into searchable electronic files. While the task might sound easier said than done, the National Archives has launched a website that could silence naysayers. The Archives’ National Historic Publications and Records Commission partnered with the University of Virginia to build the site Founders Online, which includes thousands of hand-written letters, diary entries and other scrawled documents from the nation’s founding fathers. Kathleen Williams explains the site’s bevy of documents.
Hundreds of billions of dollars worth of goods and services arrive every year by a supply chain to the federal government. Bob Luby is managing director of True North Logistics. In a new report for the IBM Center for the Business of Government, he makes the case for transforming the government’s supply chain
Morale is low in the financial management workforce of the Defense Department. A year ago, 86 percent of senior executives in the DOD budget world said they liked their jobs “a lot”. Today, the figure is 53 percent. The findings are part of an annual survey by the American Society of Military Comptrollers and Grant Thornton. A majority of DOD financial managers are reporting unprecedented challenges, according to Federal News Radio’s Jared Serbu.
Tom Temin is the host of The Federal Drive, which airs from 6-10 a.m. on 1500 AM in the Washington, D.C. region and online everywhere. Tom has 30 years experience in journalism, mostly in technology markets. Before coming to Federal News Radio, he was a long-serving editor-in-chief of Government Computer News and Washington Technology magazines.