IT Systems Management


Identity management a complex process with a simple goal

A failure to realize the process changes involved has doomed some identity management systems, but there have also been successful deployments. And integrated identity management and access control suites are making it easier to achieve the desired result.

Agencies improve energy efficiency, but recession could cool efforts, survey finds

A CDW-G survey finds that government organizations are doing more to improve IT energy efficiency compared with 2008, but recessionary pressures to reduce equipment costs could reduce greater, longer-term energy savings.

VA says it has new system to prevent IT mismanagement

In response to criticism from its inspector general's office, the department said it has set up a new oversight system to improve its IT management.

USASpending.gov slammed for sloppy design

A consultant says noncompliance with federal Section 508 requirements, which call for electronic and information technology to be made accessible to people with disabilities, is one of many shortcomings that limit the effectiveness of USASpending.gov.

Automated reporting brings order to U.S. Court's pretrial services

At a federal court in California, pretrial services officials have implemented a kiosk-based reporting system to streamline services for defendants and help officers more easily keep track of their cases.

Microsoft introduces application compatibility help desk

Microsoft has launched a new pilot project to assist IT professionals and developers facing application compatibility issues.

The evolving reader forum

The opportunity for readers to post comments about the stories we publish makes for a worthwhile public forum about the issues surrounding a story.

GCN names its 2009 Agency IT Award winners

Government Computer News has named the 10 government agency information technology projects to be recognized as outstanding IT initiatives for 2009.

A SWAT team for enterprise app woes

The Coast Guard Operation Systems Center employs a dedicated task force to troubleshoot complex problems with its own applications.

Director Pollet discusses evolution of DISA's mission

Lt. Gen. Carroll Pollett, director of the Defense Information Systems Agency, reiterated the importance of the contract workforce to DISA at an industry presentation Aug. 7, especially, he said, as the agency faces moving its staff to Fort Meade next year.

Regulators move to keep counterfeit IT out of agencies

Regulators are in the early stages of developing new rules to make sure agencies aren’t buying phony IT products.

The 2009 Rising Stars

These 28 innovators help keep government on the front line of IT.