Beth McGrath

  • DoD to eliminate CIO, BTA offices

    Secretary Gates’ decision to cut three major offices will result in ”a substantial number” of employees and contractors having to find new jobs. The CIO’s functions will be split between DISA and ATL. DoD is moving major acquisition oversight to the chief management officer’s office.

  • Shrinking security clearance times: how to keep up the momentum

    Government making progress on cutting clearance times, but member of Congress fear backsliding.

  • DoD to set new path for IT acquisition

    The Pentagon will issue new guidance this summer to move the military services away from buying technology in the same way they buy weapons. DoD’s challenges are similar across the government, according to a new survey of CIOs. TechAmerica finds in their 21st survey of CIOs that technology managers believe acquisition employees need more expertise in buying IT.

  • Reporters’ Roundup: DoD may cut costs with operational changes

    These are the stories Federal News Radio reporters are working on today.

  • DoD trying to take cost out of operations

    Beth McGrath, DoD’s deputy chief management officer, said reworking acquisition regulations will include new ways to buy technology and promote agile development. The Pentagon is targeting everything from the way it buys technology to standardizing business systems in an effort to save money and become more efficient. DoD wants to standardize 15 common, commercial business processes.

  • DoD, VA health IT records require speaking in ‘same language’

    Beth McGrath, the deputy chief performance officer at DoD, discussed why an interoperable electronic health record — or EHR — makes sense and how the project is coming along.

  • In Depth interviews – March 4

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to the interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day and links to additional resources.

  • DoD wants to know real costs of IT business systems

    Beth McGrath, the Defense Department’s deputy chief management officer, issued a memo in April creating a new integrated business framework. The goal of the framework is to tie costs to performance and strategy.

  • DHS, DoD strive for new strategy: be smarter with less

    Federal officials say the budget environment — with or without sequestration — is leading agencies to come to grips with the idea that no matter how much they cut, no matter how much they work to become more efficient, they still will not have enough people or money to get everything done. The goal is to install discipline and data into the decision making process.

  • In Depth Show Blog – Aug. 14, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.