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 IT management

  1. Ted Girard, Vice President, Delphix Federal? Courtesy

    Virtualization is key to consolidation

    Since the Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) was launched in 2010, modernization of legacy IT infrastructure has been a hot topic.

    • Oct. 20, 2014
  2. Man Looking At Computer Screen (Thinkstock) Chad Kawalec / Getty Images/Hemera

    'Operation DeathClick' targets defense contractors

    Cybersecurity analysts suggest attacks on federal systems not far behind.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  3. Tom Sasala Mike Morones/Staff

    Pentagon's virtualized desktop infrastructure reaches 18,000 computers

    CTO Thomas Sasala: The program is living up to the promise of easier desktop management.

    • Oct. 17, 2014
  4. A security firm's logo for the Sandworm vulnerability. The name and image derive from Frank Herbert's science-fiction novel Dune. iSIGHT Partners

    Microsoft-based systems at risk from 'Sandworm' vulnerability

    Security gap in Microsoft products has been used to breach an American university, systems in Europe.

    • Oct. 16, 2014
  5. The market shift to converged services is 'foundational,' accordingt to Stan Soloway, president and CEO of the Professional Services Council. File

    Survey: Feds slow in adopting converged technology, services

    Only one in five have plans to procure software, infrastructure as a service.

    • Oct. 14, 2014
  6. The Obama administration is accelerating cybersecurity efforts within federal agencies and in the sectors responsible for critical infrastructure, said Michael Daniel, White House cybersecurity coordinator. Mike Morones

    White House working around cyber bill impasse

    The White House's top cybersecurity official said it's not more power the Obama administration is after it's getting organizations involved to head in the same direction.

    • Oct. 13, 2014
  7. Dr. Neil Evans, a Primary Care Internist at the Veteran's Medical Center, goes over records from a recent check-up with his patient, Renaldo Cade. (James J. Lee/Military Times Staff) James J. Lee/Military Times Staff

    VA announces $22.3B IT services contract

    Ceiling ranks T4NG contract third highest among RFPs expected in fiscal 2015.

    • Oct. 10, 2014
  8. Cray's Sonexion data storage system is included in a new DoD contract. Cray

    Cray takes DoD supercomputer contract

    The agreement comes through DoD's High Performance Computing Modernization Program.

    • Oct. 9, 2014
  9. Dr. Joseph JaJa (left) and Dr. Anupam Joshi (right). (USM) University System of Maryland

    Players picked for first federally-funded R&D center for cybersecurity

    MITRE Corp. and University System of Maryland will join NIST to help private industry solve cybersecurity problems.

    • Oct. 7, 2014
  10. A recent IG report found the Energy Department lacks a software asset management system and a full inventory of licenses. Randy Montoya

    Energy continues to overspend on software purchases

    IG report shows some progress in following the department's software purchasing policy, but not enough.

    • Oct. 6, 2014
  11. Jim Ghiloni, program executive officer (vice director) of GSA's One Acquisition Solution for Integrated Services program,in Crystal City, Virginia. Mike Morones/Staff

    What's different about OASIS?

    Jim Ghiloni, GSA's PEO for OASIS, on the role the contract will play for the federal government.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  12. Michael Bruemmer is the vice president for Experian Data Breach Resolution.

    Data breaches: Be prepared or prepare to pay

    Experian's Michael Bruemmer explains how to prep your agency for a data breach.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  13. DHS has been pushing for proactive scanning of agency networks, according to Deputy Undersecretary for Cybersecurity and Communications Phyllis Schneck. Rob Curtis/Staff

    New policy requires DHS to scan civilian systems

    OMB guidelines give Homeland Security power to perform regular security scans of other agencies.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  14. Nitin Pradhan, managing partner of GOVonomy and former Transportation Department CIO, says agencies should purchase commerical off-the-shelf tech rather than put out requests for proposals. Rob Curtis/Staff

    Why agencies should embrace commercial tech

    GOVonomy co-founder Nitin Pradhan on the benefits of dropping RFPs and buying COTS.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  15. Mark Forman is vice president for IT services and cloud initiatives at TASC Inc. Mark, who and holds the distinction of being the federal government's first CIO and administrator for E-Government and IT, possesses over 29 years' experience in IT and acquisition reform in the legislative and executive branches of government as well as in industry.

    6 fundamentals of project-management success

    TASC's Mark Forman shares the commom traits of successful project managers.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  16. Challenge.gov launched to simplify competitive innovation

    A revamped Challenge.gov is giving federal agencies a central location to advertise and track competitive challenges used to spur innovation from the private the sector.

    • Oct. 3, 2014
  17. The Bureau of Labor Statistics projects a deficit of 1 million IT professionals and computer programmers by 2020. EPA

    Job training grants heavily favor IT, cybersecurity sector

    New wave of grant awards highlights need for more computer science grads.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  18. Some agencies are embracing virtual desktop infrastructure, which allows employees remote access to agency data on personal devices but no storage capabilities. Mike Morones/Staff

    Emerging tech offers advanced security for BYOD programs

    Virtualization may be key to agency-approved use of personal devices.

    • Oct. 2, 2014
  19. Rep. Mike Rogers warns that 85 percent of critical networks are vulnerable. Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images

    U.S. not ready to launch offensive cyber attacks, says congressman

    As a House committee drafts a policy for cyber action, it remains uncertain that it will become effective anytime this year.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  20. Woytek

    NASA awards SEWP V IT contracts

    Ordering from the latest version of the long-running IT GWAC begins Nov. 1.

    • Oct. 1, 2014
  21. iRobot's 510 PackBot, a bomb disposal and surveillance tool, can climb stairs and lift up to 15 pounds. iRobot

    Small unmanned systems find growing security role

    UAVs are just one piece of the universe of unmanned systems.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  22. Social Security Administration's use of mobile technology needs to be supported by a better mobile policy. ADEK BERRY / AFP/Getty Images

    Social Security's lack of mobile policy leaves critical weaknesses

    IG report warns lack of comprehensive policy leaves agency vulnerable.

    • Sep. 29, 2014
  23. Mikey Dickerson, administrator of the newly created U.S. Digital Service. Whitehouse.gov

    Report: CIOs should follow Digital Service Playbook

    The first in series of independent reports endorses one of the new service's early efforts.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  24. Shah, Executive Vice President, Octo Consulting Group Stephanie Zbinden

    How IT advances can improve grant management

    Semantic Web and linked-data technologies are changing the way we access and interact with complex data environments.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  25. Network modernization is key to leveraging big data

    If agencies are willing to make the investment in trends like big data, cloud and mobility, it is critical to also invest in IT infrastructure.

    • Sep. 26, 2014
  26. The Department of Health and Human Services aims to have a health IT system with data flowing freely between care providers and researchers so patients receive care based on timely information. Sheila Vemmer/staff

    HHS spearheads health data interoperability work

    A shared roadmap will improve the ability of healthcare organizations to share information.

    • Sep. 25, 2014
  27. The FBI's Sentinel system, despite improvements, still has user-interface weaknesses, IG finds. FBI

    IG: User issues persist with FBI Sentinel project

    Search and indexing functions in particular need improvement, auditor says.

    • Sep. 23, 2014
  28. Justice's LawJobs app. Department of Justice

    Justice launches new 'Law Jobs' app

    The app 'aligns with President Obama's digital government strategy'

    • Sep. 22, 2014
  29. Changing IT systems is stressful on users, but communicative managers can ease the way. Getty Images/Wavebreak Media

    Three ways to lessen anxiety when switching to new IT systems

    Communication is the common thread.

    • Sep. 18, 2014
  30. 21 win $7.2 billion INSCOM contract for intel

    Ten small businesses and 11 larger firms will compete for intelligence-related task orders.

    • Sep. 17, 2014
  31. Christopher Miller: The path to a new EHR has been a 'rotten road.'

    DoD health records effort 'not about technology'

    The push to implement the management program is in the home stretch.

    • Sep. 16, 2014
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