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FCW: John Edwards Succeeds Doug Wolfe as CIA’s CIO

John Edwards, a two-decade Intelligence Community veteran, took over as chief information officer of CIA in February, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes Edwards has worked on the technical operations and engineering aspect of CIA for nearly 15 years before he joined the private sector. He previously served as a …

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Dave Bowen: DHA Nears Full Operational Capability After Military Approval of Health IT Shared Services

The Defense Health Agency is near full operational capability following an approval by the military service branches for DHA’s concept of operations on health information technology shared services, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Dave Bowen, CIO of the Military Health System, told the station that the approval is an operational milestone for DHA …

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Sloan Gibson: VA, Pentagon Move Toward Interoperable EHR Systems

Sloan Gibson, deputy secretary for the Department of Veterans Affairs, has said efforts are underway at VA and the Defense Department to make the agencies’ electronic health record systems interoperable, Federal Times reported Monday. Aaron Boyd writes DoD established interoperability as one the goals of its Defense Health Management System …

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Stephen Warren Outlines VA Steps to Address Cyber Issues

Stephen Warren, the Department of Veterans Affairs’ chief information officer, has said the department is making progress on its cyber goals despite the deficiencies highlighted in a recent Inspector General audit, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jason Miller writes the IG’s 16th Federal Information Security Management Act report found shortcomings …

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MeriTalk: Many Federal IT Leaders Eye DevOps Model for Cloud Implementation Projects

A MeriTalk study has shown that 57 percent of more than 150 federal information technology managers surveyed believe the DevOps applications development methodology can accelerate agencies’ transition to cloud infrastructure. Sixty-eight percent of those respondents consider DevOps as a tool to facilitate collaboration between agency IT development, operations and security …

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NIC Survey: Many Citizens Would Pay for Faster E-Gov Service

Nearly two-thirds of citizens would be willing to pay between $1 and $5 to not stand in line at a government agency and instead use an online service, a NIC survey says. Wakefield Research conducted the survey on behalf of the Kansas-based electronic government provider. Thirty percent of respondents would …

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Online Federal Register To Integrate With Regulations.gov

The Federal Register’s webpage has been updated to integrate more closely with the government’s regulations.gov domain, according to a Sunday blog post. Michael White, acting executive director for the Office of the Federal Register, said changes in the websites’ accessibility were made as a result of comments submitted on regulations.gov. …

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Longest-serving Federal CIO to Step Down

The chief information officer of the Justice Department, Vance Hitch, the longest-serving cabinet-level federal CIO, is retiring, Federal News Radio reports. Hitch, who was appointed to his CIO post in 2002, will step down at the end of July. “It has been an honor and privilege to work with the …

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Vance Hitch

Hitch is the CIO of the U.S. Department of Justice. He has held this position since 2002. Before working at the Department of Justice, Hitch worked as a Senior Partner at Accenture. While he worked at Accenture, for 28 years, he helped lead various government organizations (such as Department of …

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