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Report: Terry Halvorsen to Retire as DoD CIO in February

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department since March 2015, will retire from government by Feb. 28, Federal News Radio reported Thursday. Jared Serbu writes Halvorsen said that he expects DoD to continue the department’s  information technology policies and priorities in the next administration. “Our dialogue with the transition team seems …

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LaVerne Council Highlights VA IT Transformation Achievements

LaVerne Council, chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, discussed three key objectives that guide VA’s information technology transformation efforts in a blog entry posted Monday She said that VA’s office of information and technology has worked to stabilize and streamline core processes and platforms; address material weaknesses; and institutionalize new functions to boost outcomes. …

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OMB Sets New Data Breach Preparation, Response Policies

The Office of Management and Budget has established new policies on how federal agencies should prepare for and address a breach of personally identifiable information. In a memo published Tuesday, OMB offers a framework for efforts to assess and mitigate risks facing affected individuals as well as guidance on how to provide notification and assistance to …

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Report: 31% of Federal Agency Websites Missed HTTPS Migration Deadline

The General Services Administration‘s Pulse dashboard shows that 31 percent of federal agency websites did not meet the Office of Management and Budget‘s Dec. 31, 2016 deadline to migrate to the HTTPS communications protocol, FCW reported Tuesday. Chase Gunter writes a GSA spokesperson said most executive branch .gov domains have adopted HTTPS. OMB released a memorandum …

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OMB Recommends HHS Use DLA-DHA Military Medical Electronics Catalog

The Office of Management and Budget has recommended the Department of Health and Human Services use an electronic catalog for military medical materials compiled by the Defense Health Agency and Defense Logistics Agency. DLA said Wednesday ECAT is an online system designed to allow customers to browse, compare and purchase medical supplies, such as pharmaceutical, …

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CRS: DoD’s R&D, Test & Evaluation Appropriations Hit $65.5B in Fiscal 2015

A Congressional Research Service report obtained by the Federation of American Scientists shows that the Defense Department’s research, development, testing and evaluation appropriations reached $65.5 billion in fiscal year 2015, which accounted for 48.2 percent of $135.8 billion in total federal R&D appropriations for that year. Steven Aftergood wrote in a …

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GAO: OMB, Federal Agencies Implemented 46% of 800 Auditors’ IT Reform Recommendations

Federal agencies and the Office of Management and Budget have implemented 46 percent of the Government Accountability Office‘s 800 recommendations on information technology acquisitions and operations management. GAO said Tuesday the number of implementations as of October 2016 reflects a 23 percent increase compared to the percentage reported in 2015. Auditors added agencies …

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