IT Systems Management


Schedule extensions hot, overtime not

What to do when a project goes over schedule? Extend the schedule and remove product features, according to one survey.

4 tips for virtualization deployments

If your agency is embarking on a virtualization project, here are some steps you should take to ensure success.

Digitization and democracy

The Library of Congress is digitizing historical — and fragile — books to make them widely available as part of an open-content movement.

NIST updates recommendations for IT security controls

Draft release of FISMA guidance reflects changes in the threat environment and efforts to establish a common security baseline for IT systems across government.

Survey finds momentum toward unified communications

A new survey indicates that more than half of government and private-sector organizations are either planning or already implementing unified communications systems.

Report: DOD, VA need better planning for e-health records interoperability

GAO says progress is being made, but the departments’ ability to meet a September deadline for sharing data is in doubt.

USA.gov adds new Web 2.0 tools

The General Services Administration has added a governmentwide news feed service, a gadget gallery of online applications, and a word cloud that depicts the most popular online government content.

Warren Suss | Streamlining IT governance

In the coming era of rapidly deployed, network-centric capabilities and services, streamlined governance strategies are essential to flattening, if not eliminating, speed bumps in information technology testing and certification.

White House publishes agenda for cybersecurity

Agenda would designate the cyber infrastructure a strategic asset, and calls for appointment of an adviser who would report directly to the president.

Mobile County, Ala., thinks different

The Mobile County, Ala., district attorney's office has been using Apple MacBooks and MacBook Pro computers exclusively siince 1994.

Unisys scores ISO cert for desktop services

Unisys achieves ISO 20K certification for its desktop management services line and programs.

Data center managers do more with less

Data center managers in both the public and private sectors report being caught between increasing demands for performance and shrinking budgets.