Enterprise Architecture

Mike Daconta

Pros and cons of rogue databases

Local Access databases can serve an important prototyping and requirements role, but it is up to the CIO to provide an enterprise service to "webify" them.

VA plans huge computer buy

The department plans to buy up to 600,000 computers under an 8-year, $815 million contract.

Enterprises are shifting to Windows 7

One year after formally releasing its Windows 7 desktop operating system, Microsoft is making note that adoption among enterprises is exceeding expectations.

Air Force needs super modeling for efficiency and reliability

The Air Force is halfway through a massive project to outline relationships among its business systems, and a modeling tool has made life much easier for the unit in charge of the effort.

Raising a glass to IT at the GCN Awards Gala

The government IT community took time out to celebrate some of its own last night at the 23rd annual GCN Awards Gala, but even among the glitter, agencies’ missions held the spotlight.

DOE contract could enable data-center consolidation

A type of contract aimed at increasing energy savings could be a solution for cash-strapped agencies eying data-center consolidation, conference speaker says.

Marathon looks to broaden fault tolerant computing

Marathon Technologies rolled out everRunMX software aimed at broadening the availability of fault tolerant computing.

FederalReporting.gov teaches a lesson on transparency

The Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board's project team delivered a comprehensive look at recovery spending in eight months.

Winkler's inside view of IT helps lead Army's strategies

Gary Winkler's experience in industry and government IT has helped him develop what he calls win-win strategies for the Army.

Garing changed the game at DISA

When John Garing arrived at DISA in 1997, the agency was a fairly minor player in IT. More than a decade later, it's seen as an innovative developer of IT applications and services and a thought leader in developing areas such as cloud computing.

Baker drives change at VA

In addition to customer service, Roger Baker, assistant secretary for information and technology at the Veterans Affairs Department, has established several priorities for IT programs: improve information security, implement operational metrics, fix software development processes and strengthen financial management.

DisasterAssistance.gov: One stop for emergency relief

A partnership of 17 federal agencies known as the Disaster Assistance Improvement Program has launched a one-stop clearinghouse for disaster victims to get disaster assistance information and apply for aid.

These are not your uncle's agency IT projects

The winners of this year GCN Awards for Government IT Achievement, many involving impressive scope, cross-agency cooperation and tight deadlines, are examples of how old barriers are being broken down.

Larry Albert

What agile software development can do for government

It’s not a cure-all, but agile development it can help solve many of the development challenges agencies face, writes Larry Albert, president of the Healthcare Practice at Agilex Technologies.

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