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IBM’s Gina Loften: Agencies Should Apply ‘Agile’ Model to Build Customer-Focused IT Platforms

Gina Loften, vice president and chief innovation officer of IBM‘s federal business, has said she believes agile methodology can help agencies create information technology applications to deliver citizen services. Loften wrote in a guest piece published Tuesday on Federal Times the agile development model has been used in the private sector and works …

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Report: USACE, Interior Dept Adopt Cloud-Based Collaboration Tools

The Interior Department has adopted a Google-built enterprise platform as part of efforts to integrate the agency’s collaboration and email services into a cloud computing environment, FedTech Magazine reported Monday. Steve Zurier writes Sylvia Burns, chief information officer at the Interior Department, said that Google Apps for Government works to help the agency track down documents, …

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Terry Halvorsen: DoD to Focus on Cybersecurity, IT Workforce Retention in 2017

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said DoD will work to update its networks, improve its cybersecurity posture and attract and retain information technology professionals in 2017, DoD News reported Wednesday. Cheryl Pellerin writes Halvorsen gave the remarks Tuesday during his testimony before the House Armed Services Committee’s …

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GAO: Collaboration Between GSA, DHS’ Federal Protective Service Key to Facility Protection

The Government Accountability Office has called on the General Services Administration and the Department of Homeland Security’s Federal Protective Service to improve collaboration in order to safeguard federal facilities from security risks. GAO made the recommendation after it found that lack of awareness among regional officials at both agencies on collaborative practices and policies to …

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Adm. Michael Rogers: NSA to Undergo Reorganization in January

Navy Adm. Michael Rogers, director of the National Security Agency, has said NSA will launch a reorganization of its workforce in January following a 10-month evaluation of the agency’s structure, Government Executive reported Wednesday. Charles Clark writes Rogers told his audience at an Intelligence and National Security Alliance event that the …

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Four Councils Offer Recommendations to Improve Federal IT Acquisition; Dave Wennergren Comments

The Professional Services Council and three other technology organizations have released a joint document that lists six guiding principles on how the federal government can improve its acquisitions of technology products and services from the private sector. PSC drafted the white paper titled “Delivering Results: A Framework for Federal Government Technology Access & …

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