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Tony Scott: OMB Releases Federal IT Reform Implementation Guide

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a final guide to help federal agencies implement Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act requirements, U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott wrote in a blog post published Wednesday. Scott said the “Management and Oversight of Information Technology Resources” guidance document offers strategies for …

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Keith Trippie Proposes Strategies to Manage Federal IT Programs

Keith Trippie, CEO of The Trippie Group consulting firm, has recommended that U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott implement measures to help federal information technology executives address their agencies’ operational and technical issues. Trippie wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on Federal News Radio that Scott should encourage agency …

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IT Execs: New Federal CIO Tony Scott to Prioritize Security, Workforce Training, Oversight Programs

Industry executives believe incoming U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott should introduce programs to help agencies address cybersecurity issues, train information technology professionals and monitor the performance of IT projects, Federal Times reported Thursday. Aaron Boyd writes Jason Kimrey, area director at Intel‘s federal business, told Federal Times that Scott …

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IT Industry Vet Tony Scott Chosen for Federal CIO Role

The Obama administration is set to nominate Tony Scott, chief information officer at VMware, as federal CIO and administrator for the Office of Management and Budget‘s e-government and information technology unit. Scott has led VMware’s IT organization since 2013 and served as Microsoft‘s CIO for five years prior to his current …

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Army One Piece of the Puzzle in Closing Data Centers

A quarter of the 800 data centers planned for closure by 2015 will come from the Army, but the service’s chief information officer said the closures are not about the centers themselves, but the data. At an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference, Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence said the …

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Former Fed CIO Kundra Reflects on Public Service in Paper

Vivek Kundra’s last day as federal chief information officer was Friday. He will serve a joint fellowship this fall at Harvard University. Kundra posted a 12-page paper on Harvard’s website Monday, covering his nearly 10-year career working in local, state and federal governments. Prior to joining the White House, Kundra …

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Agency CIOs Assigned Greater IT Authority

Chief information officers at federal agencies will have more power to manage the agency IT programs, including true portfolio management for all IT, the Office of Management and Budget said. OMB Director Jack Lew wrote a memo, released Monday, announcing the expanded role for agency CIOs. The changes are the …

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Former Microsoft Exec Set to be Federal CIO

Former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel is the next federal chief information officer, the New York Times reports. VanRoekel left Microsoft in 2009 to become managing director at the Federal Communications Commission and is currently on detail as an executive director at the Agency for International Development. VanRoekel worked at Microsoft …

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