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National Transportation Safety Board Seeks New CIO

The National Transportation Safety Board has launched its search for a new chief information officer. NTSB said in a USAJobs notice posted Friday the chosen candidate will oversee information resource management and information technology programs at the agency. The CIO role is a Senior Executive Service position and will serve as a key …

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Tony Scott: IT O&M Spend Exceeds Platform Development

Federal CIO Tony Scott has said he believes information technology spending among federal agencies is “headed the wrong way,” FCW reported Wednesday. Scott told a Digital Government Institute 930Gov event audience that most agencies spend more on IT operations and maintenance than the development of new IT platforms, Zach Noble …

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Kevin Desouza: Gov’t CIOs Recognize IT Metrics’ Value

A new report published by the IBM Center for the Business of Government says government chief information officers should establish a balanced collection of information technology metrics for innovation and operations and project management in order to achieve mission objectives. Kevin C. Desouza, a professor at the Arizona State University’s …

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HHS Kicks Off Search for New Deputy CIO

The Department of Health and Human Services has outlined criteria for a new hire to the deputy chief information officer position. A July 16 USAJobs notice says DHS will grant top secret-level security clearance to the selected candidate who will become part of the senior executive service group of government leaders. HHS will accept applications …

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Tony Scott: IT Infrastructure Updates to Test Agencies

Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has said that updates to existing information technology infrastructures pose a challenge to federal agencies, FCW reported Tuesday. “All of us are being asked to take technology that was designed and largely figured out in the ’80s and ’90s, some of it in the ’60s, …

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OPM Moves to Secure IT Systems; Katherine Archuleta Comments

The Office of Personnel Management has been collaborating with other federal agencies, Congress and industry to identify additional methods for OPM to strengthen protection of its systems and data. OPM said it also developed a multi-phase strategy to secure legacy information technology applications as the agency’s infrastructure undergoes an upgrade. …

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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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