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Dell’s Steve Harris: Federal CIOs Should Involve Employees in FITARA Implementation

Steve Harris, vice president and general manager of Dell‘s federal systems group, has recommended federal chief information officers instill a “future-ready mindset” among employees to facilitate the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. “A future-ready organization will spend less on maintaining legacy systems; focus more on agile, responsive …

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HHS Seeks New CIO, Deputy Assistant Secretary for IT

The Department of Health and Human Services has launched its search for a candidate who will serve as both chief information officer and deputy assistant secretary for information technology. HHS said in a Feb. 5 notice on USAJobs the selected candidate will craft and implement a five-year strategic plan that seeks …

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FBI Kicks Off Search for New CIO to Head Tech Program Budgets, IT Operations

The FBI is looking for a new chief information officer with a top secret-level sensitive compartmented information clearance. A notice posted on the FBI’s employment website says the incumbent will oversee enterprise data centers, networks, computer program development and system operations, information sharing and cybersecurity functions. The new CIO will also review technology …

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Terry Halvorsen: Pentagon Eyes Electromagnetic Spectrum as New Warfare Domain

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said his office will develop a draft policy that would establish electromagnetic spectrum as the sixth warfare domain, Breaking Defense reported Wednesday. Sydney Freedberg Jr. writes Halvorsen announced the plan in compliance with the Joint Concept for Electromagnetic Spectrum Operations that …

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Census Bureau Seeks New Associate Director for IT, CIO

The Census Bureau is looking for a professional to serve in dual roles as associate director for information technology and chief information officer. The bureau said in a USAJobs notice the ADITCIO will oversee enterprise IT programs and services as well as advise the bureau’s director and deputy director on data resource …

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National Transportation Safety Board Seeks New CIO

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched its search for a new chief information officer. NTSB said in a USAJobs notice posted Friday the chosen candidate will oversee information resource management and information technology programs at the agency. The CIO role is a Senior Executive Service position and will serve as a key …

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Terry Halvorsen: Cyber’s Discipline, Enterprise Areas Need Culture Change

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has cited economics, enterprise and discipline as the areas that require a change in cyber culture in order to protect data infrastructure from potential cyber threats, DoD News reported Friday. Lisa Ferdinando writes Halvorsen told a Billington Cybersecurity Summit audience culture change is vital …

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Kevin Desouza: Gov’t CIOs Recognize IT Metrics’ Value

A new report published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government says government chief information officers should establish a balanced collection of information technology metrics for innovation and operations and project management in order to achieve mission objectives. Kevin C. Desouza, a professor at the Arizona State University’s …

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Profile: Terry Halvorsen, Defense Department CIO

Terry Halvorsen took on the responsibilities as chief information officer for the Department of Defense in March 2015. The Pentagon CIO serves as principal adviser to the defense secretary on various aspects of information technology, data management, satellite communications, timing programs, navigation, telecommunications and other non-intelligence space platforms. Halvorsen is also responsible …

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