Enterprise Architecture

20 IT projects to be honored at GCN Awards

The 10 projects selected for the 2010 GCN Awards, along with 10 honorable mentions, reflect the growing trends in government information technology toward open-source, cross-agency collaboration and transparency.

Gates orders increased data sharing to protect military families

Defense Secretary Gates orders more information sharing between services, government agencies and law enforcement to prevent future Fort Hood style attacks.

W3C launches Web performance working group

The Worldwide Web Consortium (W3C) today announced a new Web Performance Working Group that aims to more accurately measure Web app performance times.

NIST is nearly ready to pick the next hash algorithm

Developers of the 14 semifinalists for the new SHA-3 Secure Hash Algorithm will get a chance to defend their work at NIST’s second candidate conference being held next week. NIST expects to name finalists by the end of the year and name a new SHA standard in 2012.

State looks to consolidate citizen services

The State Department's Bureau of Consular Affairs is looking to replace the existing suite of passport and U.S. citizen services systems and develop a new set of information management tools.

Why can't DOD consolidate?

Readers responding to our coverage of Defense Secretary Robert Gates’ plan to cut $100 billion from the defense budget over the next five years discuss the potential obstacles to DOD IT consolidation.

GAO updates framework to reflect enterprise architecture's evolution

The Enterprise Management Maturity Framework version 2.0 builds on previous versions by introducing considerably more scope and content to accommodate the evolving and complex nature of EA, according to GAO's Randolph Hite said.

Gates wants DOD IT consolidation, but the past isn't encouraging

A centralized network that gives the military a common IT environment would improve efficiency, cut costs and probably bolster security, too. But history is not encouraging.

A challenge to enterprise architects: Think innovation

Lockheed Martin's Mel Greer challenges EA practitioners to move toward an environment in which they use enterprise architecture not only for compliance and alignment but also to drive EA as an enabler for innovation.

How to succeed with IPv6

The Navy's Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center Pacific is one of the few organizations in the U.S. government that operates its networks on Internet protocol version 6. The center's chief IT engineer shares lessons learned from years of operational experience.

Microsoft releases platform preview 4 of IE 9

Microsoft today released the fourth "platform preview" of Internet Explorer 9, the company's next-generation Web browser.

State CIOs call for fiscal caution, technology innovation

Tough economic situations are forcing state chief information officers to adopt innovative approaches to contract negotiations and deployment of information technology, according to a new report released by the National Association of State Chief Information Officers (NASCIO).

Corinne Charette

Canada's push to overhaul data centers and data management

Canadian government CIO Corinne Charette highlights her focus on streamlining data centers, information management and the next generation of electronic government

Forensic Web service could reconstruct the scene of the cyber-crime

A NIST team proposes creating Forensic Web Services, an architecture for independently creating and storing data about interactions between other Web services that could be used in court in the event of a security breach or an attack.

Shawn P. McCarthy

An easy way to save time, money with new PCs

Letting vendors handle the disk imaging for new PCs can save agencies from a time-consuming task while still complying with core configuration requirements.

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