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GAO: Communication Key to Address Federal IT Reporting Challenges

The Government Accountability Office has recommended that the Office of Management and Budget communicate priority information technology reforms and associated reporting requirements with federal chief information officers. GAO surveyed 24 federal CIOs and found that most of them believe only a few reporting controls help their agencies to better manage …

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CBO: IT Procurement Reform Bill Will Cost $145M

The Congressional Budget Office estimates a bill to amend laws regulating how the federal government acquires and manages information technology would cost nearly $145 billion to implement for fiscal years 2014 through 2018. That bill would use pay-as-you-go procedures for funding and agencies not affected by annual appropriations could feel …

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Gerry Connolly Urges White House to Sign IT Reform Bill

Rep. Gerry Connolly, (D-Va.), has urged the White House to carefully consider a bill on information technology reforms that the House of Representatives passed last month, Nextgov reported Thursday. John Marks writes the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is meant to assign a leader for each federal department who will …

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DISA’s HQ Move and other ExecutiveGov Need-to-Read Stories

ExecutiveGov’s round-up of news you need to read to stay up to speed on federal policy impacting the government-contracting community. Operation Odyssey Dawn Doubts? In the wake of U.S. military action against Libya in Operation Odyssey Dawn, DoDBuzz reports tension on Capitol Hill over the air strikes’ goals. Chairman of …

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Agency CIOs See Success with 25-point IT Reform

The federal government’s sweeping 25-point reform of federal IT management appears to be paying dividends. That was the message at panel discussion of chief information officers at the General Services Administration’s Interagency Resources Management Conference this week. At the meeting, federal CIO Vivek Kundra, a high-profile administration champion of the …

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VA CIO Touts Benefits of Centralized Budget Authority

As the federal government reforms IT acquisition, one of the main provisions has been beefing up the authority of agency chief information officers. CIO of the Department of Veterans Affairs Roger Baker has been an exemplar of the kind of agency-level CIO the administration wants to see more of. Spurred …

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Kundra to Talk Cloud to Industry Crowd at Security Conference

Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, who has ushered in the government’s “cloud-first” approach to federal IT, will address today a sold-out crowd of industry and technology leaders at the Cloud Security Alliance in San Francisco. The cloud summit, held in conjunction with the RSA Conference, a well-known IT security …

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