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White House Deputy CTO, Internet Policy Guru Resigns

One of the White House’s top technology advisers, who helmed the Obama administration’s efforts to navigate the often unknown waters of Internet policy, announced he was resigning last week. Andrew McLaughlin, the White House’s deputy chief technology officer, said Dec. 23 he was leaving the federal government to launch two …

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Interior Dept. Eyes Strengthened CIO Role

One of the clarion calls to come from the recent federal IT management reform was for a strengthened agency chief information officer. And, the Interior Department is already taking steps to beef up its CIO role and streamline the department’s IT leadership pipeline. According to a department memo, DOI will …

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Cloud-first Policy Inspires Talk, Action

When federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra unveiled the government’s fixes for federal IT in the form of a 25-point overhaul of management and acquisition, the new cloud-first policy was one of the bullet points that had many tongues wagging. But, while cloud computing has inspired much talk, many are …

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OMB to Agencies: Get a Move on the Cloud

The Office of Management and Budget is done prodding, poking and coaxing agencies about moving to cloud-computing platforms. In a broad overhaul of federal IT management announced last week, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said it’s now time to begin acting. The new “cloud-first strategy” is not an abstract …

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OMB IT Reform Plan: Back to Basics

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra announced the government’s sweeping overhaul of federal IT reform at a White House briefing today. But don’t call the government’s next step a radical, new approach. For Kundra and the Office of Management and Budget, it’s all about going back to the basics. Or, …

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