Cloud & Infrastructure

OMB guidance to help agencies track performance

OMB's Federal Architecture Program Management Office will release guidance to agencies in the coming months detailing how they should measure the value of enterprise architecture to program performance.

Data & Analytics

DHS: Additional SBINet wireless test will teach lessons

DHS will begin a second wireless test of its Border Net project in the Great Lakes region to build on lessons learned in the Arizona pilot test.

E-gov scores fall into the red

Four agencies have fallen behind in how they use their enterprise architectures, according to the latest e-government scores on the President's Management Agenda scorecard.

Agencies play the waiting game for desktop standardization

OMB sent out a note last week to agencies saying its work with the National Institute of Standards and Technology wouldn't be finished until April 30.

Cybersecurity

USDA has data breach

The Agriculture Department has announced it has publicly exposed the personal information of up to 63,000 citizens. This was the agency's second potential breach.

Cybersecurity

RFQ to help government meet mobile encryption requirements

Last week, DOD and GSA issued a request for quotations for full-disk encryption or a file/folder encryption system under the SmartBuy enterprise software management program.

One plan, one desktop setup

OMB, DOD to enforce standard through procurement.

Divide & conquer

Segment architecture puts owners in charge.

Migration to IP can begin

Networx contract will let agencies begin moving to IP-based services.

OMB, DOD to enforce desktop standard through procurement

OMB and DOD are taking similar but separate paths to ensure a standard Microsoft Windows desktop configuration is used by all agencies.

Cloud & Infrastructure

Networx to give agencies better hold on IP services

Now that the General Services Administration has awarded its multibillion-dollar Networx telecommunications contract, agencies planned use will be as diverse as the services the contract will provide.

Cybersecurity

Intel chiefs define C&A standards

The Office of the Director of National Intelligence and the Defense Department have defined the seven areas they plan to standardize for certification and accreditation of IT systems.

Cybersecurity

ODNI, DOD release IT security standardization policies

ONDI and DOD today released the seven areas of certification and accreditation for information technology systems that they will standardize.

OMB to ask agencies for metrics on EA effectiveness

OMB is preparing guidance to help agencies develop metrics to measure the value of their modernization blueprints.

Cybersecurity

CIO Council honors Schlarman, Andreessen with Azimuth Awards

The CIO Council picked two winners of the 2007 Azimuth Award that couldn't be more different.

Cybersecurity

OMB to require agencies to meet standard desktop configuration

The Office of Management and Budget will require agencies to move to a standard configuration for Microsoft Windows desktop by Feb.1, 2008.

Cybersecurity

HSPD-12's final stretch

The government is roughly 80 percent complete in implementing HSPD-12, but the last 20 percent could be a stretch.

Cybersecurity

On Vista, feds wait and see

Several agencies issue moratoriums on upgrades while OS undergoes testing.

Cybersecurity

VA to restrict use of mobile storage devices

In the next month, the VA will let employees plug into its network only those mobile storage devices issued by the CIO's office.

Agencies uncertain about move to Vista

Transportation, Army and possibly others put holds on Vista to await testing results.

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