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TechAmerica Pegs FY 2019 Federal IT Budget at $70B

The TechAmerica Foundation forecasts federal agencies will spend $70 billion per year on known and unclassified information technology by fiscal year 2019, FierceGovernment IT reported Tuesday. David Perera writes the findings are measured in constant dollars, with civilian IT spending projected to reach $38.3 billion for fiscal 2014 and $39 billion in constant dollars …

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Mark Forman: Government Shutdown to Hit IT Systems

The consequences of a government shutdown could hit information technology operations harder than they did in previous shutdowns because today’s computer networks are more susceptible to cyber attacks, FedScoop reported Thursday. Colby Hochmuth interviewed Mark Forman, federal chief information officer from 2001 to 2003, as saying that continuous monitoring of …

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DOE to Spotlight National Lab Supercomputers on Website

The Energy Department will feature supercomputers used at national laboratories on its web site this month to highlight scientific research initiatives at the labs, energy.gov reported Wednesday. DOE aims to shed light on the history and transformation of information technology resources at the national labs, Ben Dotson, project coordinator for digital reform …

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GSA Launches IT Contracts E-Navigation Tool; Mary Davie Comments

The General Services Administration recently unveiled an online portal that aims to help government agencies find procurement vehicles to address their information technology needs. IT Solutions Navigator is designed to match user requirements with contracts and expedite agency buys of products and services, GSA said Aug. 6. “We are in …

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DoD Estimates More Than $2B in Savings from New Healthcare System

The Defense Department has estimated $2.4 billion in total savings over six years from integrating its healthcare system under the new Defense Health Agency, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Bob Brewin writes Air Force Lt. Gen. Douglas Robb will lead 1,039 employees at the new agency tasked with providing shared services covering Tricare …

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Steven VanRoekel: IT Reform Saved Govt $1B

U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel told House lawmakers Thursday government has saved $1.37 billion from information technology reforms and another $885 million from updating IT portfolios at federal agencies over the past year, Nextgov reported Thursday. Joseph Marks writes the government’s IT savings reached $300 million as of March …

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Intell Agencies Aim to Standardize IT Procurements

U.S. intelligence agencies are looking to adopt a standardized approach for purchasing similar information technology products and services, Federal Times reported Sunday. Nicole Blake Johnson writes Al Tarasiuk, the IC’s chief information officer, is leading a five-year effort to standardize IT programs across the community. Nuhad Karaki, executive vice president and …

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Profile: GSA CIO Casey Coleman

Casey Coleman serves as chief information officer at the General Services Administration, where she manages the agency’s $600 million information technology budget and works to align objectives and priorities. GSA credits Coleman with helping lead the agency to become the first to move its email and collaboration platform into a …

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House OKs Bill Expanding Federal CIOs’ IT Investment Role

The House of Representatives has approved legislation expanding the chief information officers’ role in overseeing information technology investments as the government seeks to eliminate duplicated spending, FedScoop reported Friday. Cory Bennett writes Rep. Darrell Issa sponsored the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act intended to process IT acquisitions with transparency, …

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