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DHS Introduces New Service

According to Federal News Radio, the Department of Homeland Security is introducing a new “as-a-service.” The website reported that DHS Chief Information Officer Richard Spires said the agency awarded contracts to both HP and CSC to provide workplace-as-a-service. Spies said this was done in an effort to save money and recently issued a …

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VA CIO Says CIOs Should Have More IT Budget Authority

In a time where budgets are flat or declining, Roger Baker, the chief information officer at the Veterans Affairs Department, says giving the agency chief information officers more say in financial decisions could be a way to create savings for the federal technology enterprise. The suggestion comes from the only …

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GAO Says Agency CIOs Need More IT Authority

Chief information officers at federal agencies are limited in their ability to exercise their authority on information technology management even though federal law calls for it, according to the Government Accountability Office. In its 72-page report, GAO found 14 of 30 surveyed CIOs held other job titles with different responsibilities, …

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Robyn East

Robyn East joined the Treasury Department in March to serve as deputy assistant secretary for information systems and chief information officer. East is the Treasury’s principal advisor on IT issues and is responsible for acquiring and managing information resources. She provides broad leadership in planning, implementing and managing the Treasury’s …

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Linda Cureton

Linda Cureton is chief information officer for NASA, a position she has held since Sept. 2009. Cureton leads the transformation of IT capabilities and services to support and enable NASA’s mission and ensures agency’s information resource management strategy aligns with its vision, mission and strategic goals. Cureton also ensures NASA …

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Terry Milholland

Terry Milholland is chief technology officer for the Internal Revenue Service, a position he has held since Nov. 2008. As CTO, Milholland is responsible for all aspects of the system that operates the nation’s tax infrastructure. He oversees a 7,000-person organization that maintains over 400 systems, which enable the processing …

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Former Fed CIO Kundra Reflects on Public Service in Paper

Vivek Kundra’s last day as federal chief information officer was Friday. He will serve a joint fellowship this fall at Harvard University. Kundra posted a 12-page paper on Harvard’s website Monday, covering his nearly 10-year career working in local, state and federal governments. Prior to joining the White House, Kundra …

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Agency CIOs Assigned Greater IT Authority

Chief information officers at federal agencies will have more power to manage the agency IT programs, including true portfolio management for all IT, the Office of Management and Budget said. OMB Director Jack Lew wrote a memo, released Monday, announcing the expanded role for agency CIOs. The changes are the …

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Former Microsoft Exec Set to be Federal CIO

Former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel is the next federal chief information officer, the New York Times reports. VanRoekel left Microsoft in 2009 to become managing director at the Federal Communications Commission and is currently on detail as an executive director at the Agency for International Development. VanRoekel worked at Microsoft …

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Don’t Fear the Cloud, Fed CIO Says

Fears surrounding the security of public cloud computing have been exaggerated to discourage the federal government’s move to the cloud, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said Wednesday. Computerworld reports Kundra spoke at a forum on Capitol Hill he organized with Sen. Tom Carper (D-Del.), with Sen. Scott Brown (R-Mass.) …

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