Tag Archives: collaboration

Reuters: Australia Agrees to Co-Fund US Force Deployment Efforts in Darwin

Defense Secretary Ashton Carter has discussed plans to double the number of U.S. Marines in the Australian city of Darwin by 2020 with Australia’s Defense Minister Marise Payne during a bilateral meeting held in Washington, Reuters reported Thursday. Tom Westbrook writes the two countries have reached a cost-sharing agreement in principle  to increase U.S. …

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Denise Turner Roth Talks Plans for GSA’s Tech Transformation Service

Denise Turner Roth, head of the General Services Administration, told Federal Times in an interview published Monday that she expects the Technology Transformation Service to help GSA demonstrate how emerging technology platforms could be applied in the government space. “So that’s everything from the implementation, the exploration of what’s coming on deck …

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Terry Halvorsen: Government-Industry Partnerships Could Help Address Cyber Challenges

Terry Halvorsen, chief information officer at the Defense Department, has said the government should forge partnerships with industry in order to address cybersecurity challenges, Signal magazine reported Wednesday. Sandra Jontz writes Halvorsen gave the remarks Wednesday during his keynote speech at the NITEC 2016 conference hosted by the Armed Forces Communications and …

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USAID, GAO Ink MOU to Help Build Up Developing Countries’ Auditing Capacity

The U.S. Agency for International Development and the Government Accountability Office‘s Center for Audit Excellence have partnered in effort to establish a collaboration framework for training and technical assistance to developing countries’ audit organizations. The GAO-USAID memorandum of understanding works to support the Sustainable Development Agenda and help build up the auditing capacity and update the …

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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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