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Army One Piece of the Puzzle in Closing Data Centers

A quarter of the 800 data centers planned for closure by 2015 will come from the Army, but the service’s chief information officer said the closures are not about the centers themselves, but the data. At an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association conference, Lt. Gen. Susan S. Lawrence said the …

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White House Wants Increased IT Sharing Between Agencies

The White House is giving agencies until March of next year to submit plans to improve cross utilization of information technology services. In a 16 -age draft released Friday, the White House set forth a rough outline for its “Shared First” strategy, which is part of the Federal Information Technology …

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Navy CIO Wants More Small IT Firms Bidding for Contracts

In an effort to promote competition and diversity, the U.S. Navy‘s chief information officer said more small information technologies companies should compete for service contracts. In an interview with Federal News Radio, Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen said a “changing financial picture” is primarily responsible for the Navy’s outreach to smaller …

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VA Looks to Save By Cutting Personal Printers

The implementation of technology has recently been viewed by the government as a definite way to cut spending. In most instances, it has proven to be efficient. However, as the Department of Veterans Affairs is concerned, eliminating technology may be the answer to cutting costs. In the firing line is …

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GAO Says Agencies Need Better Definition of Cyber Force

In examining eight federal agencies with the highest information technology budgets, the Government Accountability Office found that none of the agencies know the size of the cyber workforce they have since there is no clear definition of what a cybersecurity professional is doing, according to a recent FierceGovernmentIT report. In …

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GAO Says Agency IT Spending Unclear

The Office of Management and Budget does not have an accurate picture of information technology spending at federal agencies, according to the Government Accountability Office. According to FierceGovernmentIT, one source of the the problem stems from agencies having their own definition of what falls under IT and report IT spending …

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NSA Head: Cloud Makes Intel Community More Secure, Efficient

Cloud computing, which has raised concerns over security risks, will make the intelligence community more secure and efficient, the head of the National Security Agency said Thursday. Army Gen. Keith Alexander, also commander of U.S. Cyber Command, told attendees at the International Systems Security Association conference in Baltimore, that cloud …

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DHS Taps Mark Weatherford to Lead Cybersecurity Efforts

Mark Weatherford, formerly the chief security officer at North American Electric Reliability Corp., has been appointed to be the deputy undersecretary for cybersecurity at the Department of Homeland Security. Weatherford replaces Greg Schaffer, who was acting deputy undersecretary for the past five months. Schaffer will return to his position as …

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GAO Says Agency CIOs Need More IT Authority

Chief information officers at federal agencies are limited in their ability to exercise their authority on information technology management even though federal law calls for it, according to the Government Accountability Office. In its 72-page report, GAO found 14 of 30 surveyed CIOs held other job titles with different responsibilities, …

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