Tag Archives: Chief Information Officer

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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Stephen Warren to Leave VA Deputy CIO Post, Move to OCC

Stephen Warren is due to step down as the Department of Veterans Affairs‘ deputy chief information officer Aug. 28 to become the next CIO at the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency, FCW reported Thursday. Adam Mazmanian writes Warren has led VA’s information technology organization for almost two and …

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House of Representatives Seeks New CIO

The House’s Office of the Chief Administrative Officer is working with executive-search firm Korn/Ferry International to find a new chief information officer to manage the chamber’s technical functions. A June 19 classfied ad says the House CIO will be responsible for overseeing a more than 300-employee organization that performs operational, …

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Mark Schwartz: Agile Contracting Model Helps CIS Speed Up IT Service Acquisition

Mark Schwartz, chief information officer of the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, has said CIS has adopted an agile method to help expedite the acquisition of information technology systems and services within the agency, Federal Times reported Thursday. Schwartz said the agency’s Flexible Agile Development Services contracting model has shorter …

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HHS Kicks Off Search for New Deputy CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services has outlined criteria for a new hire to the deputy chief information officer position. A July 16 USAJobs notice says DHS will grant top secret-level security clearance to the selected candidate who will become part of the senior executive service group of government leaders. HHS will accept applications …

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Senate OKs LaVerne Council as VA CIO

The Senate has confirmed White House nominee LaVerne Council as the new chief information officer and assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Federal Times reported Thursday. Aaron Boyd writes that the confirmation puts Council in charge of the department’s $4 billion information technology portfolio beginning Monday …

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Ann Dunkin: EPA Wants to Adopt Agile IT Project Mgmt Approach

Ann Dunkin, chief information officer of the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, is pushing for EPA to embrace agile information technology development and contracting methods, Nextgov reported Tuesday. “We’re working very hard to recreate the sense of urgency that everything doesn’t have to take a long time, and that the passage …

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