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GAO Shows Concern On Pentagon IT System Management

The Government Accountability Office released a report concluding that the Defense Department uses a high-risk method to manage its business information technology systems, David Perera reports for FierceGovernment IT. According to the June 1 audit, the Pentagon’s challenges include its practice of confirming and approving business system modernization projects worth …

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VanRoekel Re-Affirms Federal IT Plan To Senate Subpanel

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel testified before a Senate Homeland Security and Government Affairs subcommittee Thursday on the government’s information technology plan. AOL Government reports the hearing discussed modern challenges federal agencies face while working to implement new technologies with flat or declining budgets. VanRoekel emphasized replacing legacy IT …

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So Del Brocket: NIST Aiming For More Customer-Centric IT

The government standards body is using a two-pronged approach to make its internal technology components more customer-centric, Federal News Radio reports. National Institute of Standards and Technology Chief Information Office So Del Brocket said his agency’s approach toward better information technology use includes new standards and pilot programs to promote …

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Report: 85% of Agencies Have Active Teleworkers

Nearly 85% of all agencies have teleworkers and the overall federal workforce has 21% who telework, according to a recent report from the Telework Exchange. The organization surveyed federal agencies for their readiness to implement information technology that enables telework and increased use of mobile devices. According to the survey, …

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FBI CIO Chad Fulgham to Leave Bureau

FBI Chief Information Officer Chad Fulgham will leave the agency and return to the private sector, the bureau announced Tuesday. The FBI said the move is effective April 13. He joined the FBI more than three years ago and the bureau credits him with reorganizing the bureau’s information technology branch. …

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ACT-IAC Announces Excellence.gov Award Winners

The American Council for Technology-Industry Advisory Council held its Excellence.gov awards last week, AOL Government reports. Thirty finalists vied for 6 awards that recognize government programs and projects that utilize information technology to improve federal services, enhance operations, and promote an open and transparent government. Senior government and IT executives …

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Zients Says OMB Needs More Funds for Budget Tech Upgrade

The Office of Management and Budget is requesting $2.1 million more in funds for fiscal year 2013 compared to the previous year. Acting OMB Director Jeff Zients told a panel of lawmakers Monday that the office needs the funds to upgrade technology for its budgeting systems, according to FierceGovernmentIT. The …

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White House Updates Federal IT Dashboard

The White House has updated the government’s information technology dashboard, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel announced Tuesday. VanRoekel said in a blog post that the updates would improve surveillance of IT investments across federal agencies. A May 2011 TechAmerica and Grant Thornton survey concluded the dashboard was a good …

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Pentagon Deputy CIO Says IT Budget Looks Safe

The Defense Department does not expect major cuts in the area of information technology, the Pentagon’s Deputy Chief Information Officer Robert Carey told Federal Times. The Pentagon currently operates with a $38.5 billion IT budget. The Pentagon is looking to trim around $40 billion from its overall budget in 2013 in …

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