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GAO: IT Progress Stalled In VA-DoD Healthcare Project

The Government Accountability Office recently audited the departments of Defense and Veterans Affairs’ progress in integrating their healthcare facilities, Fierce Government IT reports. The Captain James A. Lovell Federal Health Care Center, located in North Chicago, Ill., is the VA’s first attempt at the integration process. GAO auditors found 11 …

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Pentagon Starting Private-Public IT Workforce Exchange

The Defense Department has finalized the details for an information technology workforce exchange program with the private sector, Nextgov reports. Assignments under the Information Technology Exchange Pilot Program will span from three months to one year. To qualify for the ITEP pilot, applicants must maintain employment within the IT field …

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OMB Recommending Modular Approach, IDIQs For IT Projects

The Office of Management and Budget has issued a guide to help agencies use a modular development approach to information technology systems projects, Fierce Government IT reports. In the guide published June 14, OMB said that agencies should use the modular method instead of using the waterfall method, which OMB …

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Casey Coleman Updates GSA IT Reform Status

The General Services Administration is partnering across the government to implement a new information technology strategy, Chief Information Officer Casey Coleman said in a blog post. Coleman wrote that the GSA has seen successes in its reform efforts, including the adoption of TechStat process to review IT investments. Through TechStat, …

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AF Cancels IT Conference Under Budget Concerns

The Air Force has canceled its Alabama-based information technology conference this year due to budget concerns, the branch announced Monday. In a media advisory, the branch said its financial resources are heavily constrained, resulting in increasing scrutiny over Air Force sponsored and co-sponsored events. The Montgomery conference, scheduled for August …

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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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