IT Systems Management

Mike Daconta

What's right and what's wrong with IT reform plans

The CIO Council's plan for reforming IT management offers significant improvements but is weak in a few areas.

GSA fails to follow through with IT security, IG says

Auditors found weaknesses in database and operating system software that wasn't patched or securely configured and lax password management for database administrator accounts.

North Carolina plans to privatize IT services

North Carolina Gov. Bev Perdue wants to centralize and outsource the state's IT services, which would close 100 IT shops.

Bank regulator still has security holes in IT systems, GAO find

FDIC is tightening access controls on its IT systems and improving its continuous monitoring program to correct security weaknesses identified by GAO.

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.

CIOs need more budget power, VA's Baker urges

VA CIO Roger Baker says if CIOs had more budget power, IT management would improve.

DOD sketches its diagram of the future

Dave Wennergren talks about past experiences, the evolution of the federal government in the Information Age and what the future might have in store.

Marathon looks to broaden fault tolerant computing

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

System Center Configuration Manager 2007 R3 released

Microsoft released its newest product update to System Center Configuration Manager 2007, which includes a handful of new features in its third version.

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.

Government call centers ring true to customers

Overall satisfaction rates with government call centers has risen in the past year and are slowly closing in on private-sector rates.

BSA debuts asset management standard

A trade group has developed a certification program that will help agency managers keep cloud operations and software management humming.

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