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Forest Service Decentralized After Centralizing IT

The Forest Service centralized IT in the early 2000s in an effort to streamline and reduce cost of IT operations, but the resulting self-service approach at field units led to IT trouble-shooting decentralization, according to a Government Accountability Office report published Aug. 25. Instead of relying on a local field …

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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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Industry Groups Reveal Fixes for Federal IT Projects

Two industry reports reveal several fixes for federal IT projects, which are often held back by policies and practices that are decades old, The Federal Times reports. TechAmerica’s solutions, presented in a report Monday, include better risk management, more robust oversight of programs and increased overall “agility,” according to the …

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