Enterprise Architecture

National Business Center's cloud computing effort is worth watching

What makes the National Business Center's approach to cloud computing worth watching is how naturally it extends from — and enhances — NBC’s existing business and operations model. As a result, NBC’s initiatives are likely to mature faster than the cloud computing pilot programs taking root elsewhere in government.

The high cost of failures on the network

The tools for maintaining a messaging environment during disasters or equipment outages are valuable, but restoring a failed implementation can still be expensive and time consuming, a new study states.

Enterprise architecture can manage the use of social media

The Federal Railroad Administration, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the State Department are aligning enterprise architecture strategies with the development of social-networking tools.

Teamwork takes center-stage at GCN Awards Gala

Members of the government IT community gathered in Washington to honor the project teams and individuals whose work earned them GCN Awards for Agency IT Achievement.

Business intell speeds Recovery Act reporting for DOE

The Energy Department is tracking its Recovery Act funding and reporting requirements via Oracle's automated Business Intelligence Enterprise Edition.

11 great government IT projects

We highlight 10 high-impact IT projects in government projects — and the men and women behind them — that have earned this year’s GCN Award for Agency IT Achievement.

Making an impact with IT

If the projects honored with the year's GCN Awards have anything in common, it is the increasing degree to which information systems are connecting more seamlessly to other systems in new and sometimes innovative ways.

Martha Dorris

Martha Dorris propels GSA into a new-media age

Martha Dorris has pushed for the use of leading-edge technologies at GSA, including Web 2.0 and social media tools, to connect with the government’s constituents.

Project at a glance: DISA's Open Source Corporate Management Information System

With a development team of only seven programmers, Richard Nelson led the work to develop more than 50 applications. The agency then put the programs under an open-source license, which will allow other organizations to reuse, and even improve, the software.

CJIS system uses enterprise architecture, sign-on security to link law enforcement

The FBI National Data Exchange uses the Criminal Justice Information Services' enterprise architecture and a secure, single sign-on system to share data from thousands of law enforcement agencies around the country.

Robert Carey

Robert Carey steers the Navy to its 'new normal'

Department of the Navy CIO Robert Carey is pushing to improve security across the department while promoting the use of Web 2.0 tools and open-source software.

DISA makes 50 applications available for others to use and improve

The Defense Information Systems Agency is taking a new approach that could promote the reuse of its applications at other agencies by making its internal software open source.

Army's MC4 comprehensive electronic medical records help improve care for the wounded

The Army’s MC4 program is doing away with paper battlefield medical records and improving health care for wounded warriors.

Project at a glance: FBI National Data Exchange

Built on the FBI’s service-oriented architecture with secure entry through the existing Law Enforcement Online Web portal, investigators report success stories in identifying leads to make arrests they wouldn’t have found before N-Dex’s debut last year.

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