Defense authorization bill goes to president

The Senate last night passed a fiscal 2004 Defense authorization bill that sets instructions for several major military technology projects. <br>

USDA seeks help with technology planning

The Agriculture Department will look to its customers, vendors and employees as it plans and implements technology.<br>

State & Local

Nine states receive education technology grants

The Education Department has issued $15 million in grants to nine states that are testing how technology affects achievement in elementary and secondary schools.<br>

CDC awards contracts for IT outsourcing

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has awarded contracts jointly worth up to $465 million to Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. for a variety of IT services.

Online catalog will hold all federal forms

A key component of the Business Gateway project, the eForms Catalog, will compile all federal forms into an online collection, according to officials working on the project.

CDC awards contracts for IT services

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention last month awarded contracts worth up to $465 million jointly to Lockheed Martin Corp. and Northrop Grumman Corp. for a variety of IT services. <br>

Online catalog will hold all federal forms

A key component of the Business Gateway project, the eForms Catalog, will compile all public federal forms into an online collection, according to officials working on the project. <br>

Army gets new deputy CIO

The Army has named Vernon M. Bettencourt Jr. to be its deputy CIO.<br>

Report details federal systems R&D spending

The administration wants to pump $2.15 billion into the government's Networking and IT R&D Program next year, a $171 million increase over this year, according to a new White House report.

FGIPC raises the curtain on a new ACT

The Federation of Government Information Processing Councils is now the American Council for Technology.

Report details spending for federal systems R&D

The Bush administration wants to pump $2.15 billion into the government's Networking and IT R&D Program next year.

FGIPC changes name, direction

The Federation of Government Information Processing Councils is now the American Council for Technology. <br>

State & Local

New state site a hit for Connecticut

A new design for the Connecticut Web site has nearly doubled traffic, state officials said.

Mark these milestones in Forman's tenure

When Mark Forman signed up to manage the federal government's IT efforts, he came with a vision. He formulated a strategy and set milestones for the government to accomplish its e-government objectives using industry practices.

Forman may be gone, but will his lingo linger on?

Imitation is the sincerest form of flattery. And in IT circles, feds and industry officials alike have taken to mimicking the unique phraseology of Mark Forman.

DHS official to leave for private sector

Sarah Jane League will step down as a special assistant for infrastructure and information assurance with the Homeland Security Department next week to begin work with an IT company.<br>

DOD releases plan to integrate business systems

The Defense Department's documented Financial Management Enterprise Architecture, released today, will build on integration and interoperability, an official who helped develop the architecture said. <br>

New federal council has expanded focus

The Federal Acquisition Council is to pick up where the Procurement Executives Council left off.<br>

HSD looks to take steps forward without going back

The first rule IT leaders of the new Homeland Security Department are following as they establish the agency's systems makeup is 'Do no harm,' Steve Cooper, the department's CIO, said today.

Commerce moves to combine technology agencies

The Commerce Department wants to combine the agencies within it that set technology and telecommunications policy. <br>

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