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Top CIO unveils cloud computing storefront in push to reduce IT costs

September 15, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the fiscal 2011 budget will contain guidance for agencies.Flickr user Wordbiz Federal agencies should prepare to begin shifting their information technology systems by next year to the cloud, where outside vendors operate and service infrastructure and applications, according to federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. ...

From Nextgov.com: Top CIO unveils cloud computing storefront

September 15, 2009 Federal agencies should prepare to begin shifting their information technology systems by next year to the cloud, where outside vendors operate and service infrastructure and applications, according to federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. Read the full story on Nextgov.com

Lawmakers join forces on cybersecurity legislation

September 14, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Sen. Joe Lieberman said the Homeland Security Department "has not done well."Scott Audette/AP Senators from several committees are working together to craft comprehensive cybersecurity legislation by the end of the year, the head of a key oversight committee said on Monday. Lawmakers are open to a range of legislative options ...

Berry to elevate the role of chief technology officer at OPM

September 14, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The director of the Office of Personnel Management plans to give the agency's chief information officer a larger role in high-level strategic planning, an unusual elevation of status for a government technology chief. The agency's CIO will play an integral role in the senior management at OPM, a move that ...

From Nextgov.com: Lawmakers join forces on cybersecurity legislation

September 14, 2009 Senators from several committees are working together to craft comprehensive cybersecurity legislation by the end of the year, the head of a key oversight committee said on Monday. Read the full story on Nextgov.com.

Next Week: Cloud Computing Storefront

September 11, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow You may have seen reports today regarding a major announcement next week from federal chief information officer Vivek Kundra on the government's cloud computing initiative. The source of most of those reports is this release from NASA's Ames Research Center in California, which says only that Kundra "will outline his ...

Kundra: Transparency Will Take Time

September 10, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow Speaking at a Washington conference on government technology, the Gov 2.0 Summit, this morning, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra acknowledged that to achieve the transparency the Obama administration has promised there would need to be upgrades to many agencies' antiquated IT infrastructures. Delivering those upgrades on the other hand, ...

GAO: Pentagon must improve systems acquisition process

September 9, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Defense Department has yet to comply with statutory requirements aimed at improving processes for acquiring software-based computer systems, according to a new report from the Government Accountability Office. Officials in the Office of the Secretary of Defense have not fully implemented enhancements to the department's purchasing of software-intensive information ...

No Gmail in DC Government

September 4, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow On my post about Gmail and government on Tuesday, two anonymous commentators informed us that District of Columbia government employees do not use Gmail accounts for official business, but rather the more common Microsoft Exchange email system. That seemed rather strange to me, considering how much attention former D.C. Chief ...

CMS provides guidance to states on stimulus grants for health IT

September 4, 2009 FROM NEXTGOV arrow The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services will reimburse states that issue incentive payments to health care providers to encourage adoption of electronic medical records, according to guidance released on Sept. 1. A letter from CMS Director Cindy Mann to state Medicaid directors details a program under the 2009 American ...