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Rafael Diaz Appointed HUD CIO

Rafael Diaz, formerly chief information officer for the state of Illinois, has been appointed to a similar role at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal News Radio reported Monday. Jason Miller writes Diaz replaces Kevin Cooke, who assumed the CIO post at the agency on an acting basis …

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Capt. Michael Abreau: Navy to Operate Own IT Network

The U.S. Navy is looking to upgrade its information technology network in phases as it transitions operational responsibilities of the infrastructure to its command, Federal News Radio reported Friday. Jared Serbu writes the Navy and HP are working to move the network into government ownership under the Next Generation Enterprise Network contract. …

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Sonny Hashmi Takes GSA CIO Role on Full-Time Basis

Sonny Hashmi has been named permanent chief information officer at the General Services Administration after four months in the acting CIO role, Fedscoop reported Saturday. “I’m extremely humbled and honored to have this new responsibility,” Hashmi told Fedscoop in an email. Hashmi has served as GSA’s chief technology officer since …

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Frank Kendall: Military Could Use Weapons Cost Oversight Framework for IT Projects

Pentagon acquisition chief Frank Kendall said Wednesday that the military should consider applying the Nunn-McCurdy oversight law used for weapons programs to information technology projects, FCW reported Wednesday. Sean Lyngaas writes that Kendall testified about IT procurement at a Senate Armed Services Committee hearing Wednesday. “When we have a program …

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House Appropriators Propose $3.9B for VA IT Modernization

House lawmakers haved unveiled a fiscal year 2015 appropriations bill that includes $3.87 billion to update Department of Veteran Affairs‘ information technology systems, FierceGovernmentIT reported Wednesday. Molly Bernhart Walker writes that House appropriators on Wednesday released spending legislation that would fund military construction and veterans programs for fiscal 2015. The …

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OPM to Refresh Federal Workforce Mgmt Systems; Donna Seymour, Katherine Archuleta Comment

The Office of Personnel Management wants to update information technology systems used to monitor recruitment, training and retirement processes across government agencies, GovExec reported Wednesday. Kellie Lunney writes Katherine Archuleta, OPM director, and Donna Seymour, OPM chief information officer, unveiled the agency’s IT modernization plan in a joint interview with …

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Accenture-Backed Survey: Federal CIOs Eye Skills Training As a Priority

Sixty-percent of responding government information technology and financial leaders told an Accenture-backed survey that training programs could increase workforce efficiency amid budget limitations, FCW reported Wednesday. Reid Davenport writes that spending cuts, skills gaps and a lack of technology buy-in were the top concerns cited by survey respondents. Accenture and …

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