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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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New Army CIO: No More Business as Usual

It’s a common expression when a new boss takes: “She has her work cut out for her.” Often, it’s merely a rhetorical flourish. However, in the case of recently appointed Army Chief Information Officer/G-6 Lt. Gen. Susan  Lawrence, it’s likely an apt expression. “We’ve got to change culture, solutions and …

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NASA Appoints New CIO for IT Security

NASA last week named Valarie Burks as its new deputy chief information officer for information technology security. NASA CIO Linda Cureton appointed the former USDA associate CIO to replace Jerry Davis, who left NASA in July. “Valarie has a significant background and experience in IT security,” Cureton wrote in a …

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Army Nominates New CIO to Fill Big Shoes

The Army nominated  Maj. Gen. Susan Lawrence to the service’s top IT post last week, filling a key position vacated in November. Lawrence’s nomination to the top IT spot came on a day full of career accolades. She was nominated by President Barack Obama to the CIO position on the …

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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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