Tag Archives: Federal News Radio

CBP Moves to the Cloud; Charlie Armstrong Comments

DHS’ Customs and Border Protection is expanding its cloud services technology with modernized IT infrastructure, according to a Federal News Radio article. “We have a number of infrastructure components at the server level, the switch level and the router level that were well beyond their end of life, some of them …

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Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen Aiming to Cut IT Spending 25%

Navy Chief Information Officer Terry Halvorsen recently issued a simplified business-case analysis template, Federal News Radio reports. The Navy’s simplified approach is part of a department-wide initiative which aims to trim 25 percent from information technology spending within five years. The template was created to streamline communication between the IT …

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IBM Report Points to Data Analytics Role in Measuring Agency Performance

IBM’s public sector business analytics and optimization practice and the Partnership for Public Service recently released a report on the role of analytics in measuring agency performance. The report revealed that data collection is only the first step in turning facts and figures into usable information. “Without good measures, without good data to track …

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Senate Bill Moves Up Pentagon Audit Deadline

In mid-October, Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told the House Armed Services Committee he wanted the Pentagon to be ready for an audit by 2014, three years earlier than the deadline mandated by Congress. Later in a memo to Pentagon comptroller Robert Hale Panetta ordered the department’s statement of budgetary resources …

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Federal Funding Bill Approved, Focus Turns to Supercommittee

Congress avoided the drama of earlier disputes on the federal budget by passing a continuing resolution Thursday to ensure the federal government remains open through mid-December. President Obama signed the legislation Friday, as reported by Reuters, which keeps the government operating through Dec. 16. The House approved the Consolidated and …

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OPM to Hire New Federal CTO to Handle USAJobs Website Issues

The Office of Personnel Management will be bringing in a new chief technology officer to handle the technical problems of USAJobs, according to a report from Federal News Radio. During a recent House Oversight and Government Reform hearing, OPM Director John Berry said the new CTO will enhance and centralize the …

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IRS to Offer Buyouts, Early Retirements to Employees

The Internal Revenue Service is the latest agency to offer its employees buyouts and early retirements, according to a report from Federal News Radio. IRS Commissioner Doug Shulman said in a statement buyouts will be offered to employees whose positions do not involve “direct service or enforcement interactions with taxpayers.” …

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