State & Local

Government runs on IT, regardless of who is in office

A survey of government officials indicates that it is cost savings — not politics — that drives technology purchasing.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Where does the IT money go in 2013 budget proposal?

Obama's 2013 budget proposal aims to cut federal IT but increase its use when it makes government more efficient. Here's where 10 departments stand.

Cloud & Infrastructure

VanRoekel lays out key 2012 IT priorities

Obama's chief information officer said he plans to focus first on doing more with less.

General Dynamics IT on a roll with market change

Following a series of big wins, General Dynamics IT President Dan Johnson says government's constantly evolving IT priorities offer myriad challenges and opportunities for the company.

State & Local

To survive tight budgets, states must collaborate, new NASCIO president says

Oregon CIO Dugan Petty says collaboration should extend to federal and city agencies. His other priorities: cloud computing and IT acquisition reform.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Some tough questions you need to ask your cloud provider

When moving to the cloud, plan, plan and plan. And ask your vendor the right questions, says CBP's Wolf Tombe.

Cybersecurity

DOD stuck in IT 'Stone Age,' top Pentagon official says

The Defense Department must keep up with technology to compete on the battlefield, even amid budgetary uncertainty, said Gen. James Cartwright, vice chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, at the FOSE conference in Washington.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Nuclear agency takes fast track to new supercomputing capacity

The National Nuclear Security Administration is pioneering a strategy for quickly acquiring as much as 3 petaflops of computing capacity to support the operational processing needed to keep its high-performance supercomputers busy.

Emerging Tech

Kundra's departure could put federal IT projects at risk

Vivek Kundra has been a forceful leader for change in federal IT. What will happen to the efforts now underway when he leaves the federal CIO post in August?

GSA starts up the move toward electric cars

Administration puts 116 on the street; about a million more are expected by 2015.

State & Local

San Diego will increase data sharing for employees

San Diego County has contracted with Hewlett-Packard to make county employees more mobile and improve citizen-centric services as part of the county's e-government and green IT initiatives.

Cloud & Infrastructure

New frontiers for the cloud: Dealing with outdated contract models

Agency managers moving e-mail systems to the cloud must think through new legal risks and obligations as they negotiate service deals with cloud providers.

Why software licensing could become more affordable, easier to understand

Software licensing and pricing could become more customer friendly if some trends take hold, according to an April Forrester Research report.

Cybersecurity

After the spending bill: What now?

What will happen to the new insourcing policies, proposed federal pay freeze and agency IT budgets, now that the Senate omnibus funding bill has been withdrawn?

Agile development efforts at 2 agencies running hot and cold

The government's early agile efforts are well intentioned but miss the mark, reviewers say.

Cloud & Infrastructure

OMB to push for big changes in IT management

The federal government is doing a major rehab on how it oversees and manages the $70 billion in annual IT spending.

The quest for 'technical excellence' in intelligence gathering

Going back to basics on engineering, pushing for more innovation are two key approaches to new-school military IT, two DOD officials say.

CIOs need more budget power, VA's Baker urges

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

Army to match processes to budget reality, says top official

The Army will revise its developmental model and make other adjustments to successfully counter adversaries around the globe and adjust to changing fiscal circumstances at home, Army Secretary John M. McHugh said today at the opening session of the AUSA conference and symposium in Washington, D.C.

DOD cuts will slow overall fed IT spending growth

Federal spending on IT will increase slightly in the next five years. Who can expect to see their budgets grow and who faces cuts, according to new TechAmerica Foundation Vision survey forecasts.

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