As our nation observes Presidents’ Day there’s not much good news regarding how citizens view government at the national level – from Congress, to the White House, to federal agencies.
This is a sobering and troubling reality,…Continue
Every year, organizations assess their inefficiencies and find outstanding problems from the previous year as well as determine where there is room for improvement in the next year. As 2013 has recently passed, many organizations have reviewed their previous glitches and find that their IT Service Management (ITSM)…Continue
Added by Ben Lolavar on January 14, 2014 at 3:04pm — No Comments
Republished from Mary Davie's blog, Great Government through Technology
Internet Protocol Version 6 (IPv6) year-end FY14 deadlines are fast approaching for the federal government. If you haven’t started, now is a good time to consider how far we’ve come and what we have left to do to complete IPv6 transition.
Added by Mary Davie ITS on January 7, 2014 at 4:13pm — No Comments
Where’s all the love between social media and gov?
If this relationship were a romance Uncle Sam would still be stuck on the first date.
While many government agencies made much needed progress in…Continue
Time and again, we have seen how data is driving innovation in government. We are creating troves of data, and the key is having a safe, secure and reliable infrastructure to help you unlock insights from your data. Although data holds great promise to transform your agency, a major obstacle faced by many in government is the dire need to modernize IT infrastructure.
As your agency will rely on sound data analysis to accelerate innovation, why not make 2014 the year to…Continue
Women in Technology (WIT) is putting together a panel discussion on January 16th titled “ 2014 CIO/CTO Agenda.”
So far, we have Michele WeslanderQuaid, Chief Technology Officer (Public Sector) & Innovation Evangelist at Google, Linda Howard, Deputy CIO, SAIC, and Lisa Davis, CIO, Georgetown University confirm their participation in the panel.
Our distinguished speakers will cover their major 2014 to-dos, transformative tech trends to watch, and promising new technologies.…
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Did you know that in the US, buildings are consuming 70% of all electricity and up to 50% of it is wasted? By making modest investments in the way in which you manage your building, your agency can witness cost savings and identify new efficiencies. This all starts with understanding your buildings’ data, and learning how to manage and identify the story your building is telling you.
In the past few months, we’ve talked quite a bit about the Smarter Buildings approach and how…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on December 11, 2013 at 12:00pm — No Comments
How can your communications engage stakeholders to take action and drive mission value?
This was the big question addressed at FCG and GovDelivery's Annual Digital Communications event: The Power of the Message. The event brought together government leaders at all levels to discuss the importance of effective…Continue
Added by Amy DeWolf on December 9, 2013 at 11:14am — No Comments
Lawmakers need to draft a stronger information technology procurement reform legislation that gives agency chief information officers greater control of the infrastructure and business systems, former DHS CIO Richard Spires writes in a column for FCW.
He noted that the Obama administration’s HealthCare.gov website woes have thrust the business of buying and managing IT to the…
Added by Ross Wilkers on December 3, 2013 at 2:14pm — No Comments
Today we are excited to release our latest infographic on Big Data. Our call to you is that now is the time to take Big Data to the next level. We all know Big Data holds great potential for government, but agencies are currently challenged on how to manage the volume, velocity and variety of data. Big Data is generally defined as data sets so large and complex that they are difficult to manage and process using traditional methods, but it doesn’t have to be that way. By viewing our…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on November 27, 2013 at 10:06am — No Comments
The Energy Department's research arm will award up to $30 million in funds to teams of scientists and engineers to develop new electrochemical technologies for power generation.
Advanced Research Projects Agency – Energy wants the teams to focus on developing intermediate-temperature fuel cells in order to help with grid stability and security and reduce carbon dioxide emissions, DOE…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 26, 2013 at 11:29am — No Comments
I’m an HR guy, so I’m heavily involved in the recruiting efforts for my agency in the Atlantic region. What those close to me also know is that I’m a closet IT “wannabe”. I dabble as much as I can in all things tech, I’m actually (slowly) trying to teach myself how to do some coding.
I’ve been promoting and using social media for several years as a mechanism to share recruitment opportunities with candidates and I’m slowly seeing others become more comfortable with using these tools…Continue
The U.S. Army Research Laboratory has built a device that aims to help NASA locate recording platforms meant to capture spacecraft decelerators' image data, DoD Live reported Thursday.
ARL's Flight Imagery Recorder Locator contains a…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 21, 2013 at 1:33pm — No Comments
Although somewhat long reading (all three news stories are ~1100 words NOT counting alot of relevant comments) I believe that this ought to have at the least somewhat wider distribution....
The FBI memo, Reuters reports, was meant to call for aministrators to clean up the mess…
Businesses are always evolving, and through their evolution and expansion technology becomes obsolete and organizations find themselves needing an upgrade. As a customer base grows the need for technology grows greater. Most organizations spend thousands of dollars attaining and upgrading to the most current technology, but still have many problems implementing their new technology to meet all the…Continue
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 effects on direct spending, CBO said…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 13, 2013 at 10:30am — No Comments
1105 Media’s public sector group will hold a government information technology forum from Dec. 2 to 3 at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C.
The event will feature five education sessions on big data, cloud, cyber, mobile and records and information management, 1105 Media said Tuesday.
“We are pleased to offer this professional…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 12, 2013 at 1:12pm — No Comments
STEM – Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math – are career fields in the U.S. jobs market that tripled in recent years. In fact, current projections are that the demand for these skills will outstrip the supply by at least one million jobs.
Since the late 1950s, after the Russians launched Sputnik to the surprise of America, the federal…Continue
Added by John Kamensky on November 12, 2013 at 10:20am — No Comments
Known as the country’s record keeper (and my favorite place to bring D.C. visitors) the U.S. National Archives Records Administration (NARA) protects and provides public access to more than 10 billion pages of textual records, maps, photographs, videos and more than 133 terabytes of electronic records. Needless to say, that is a lot of information to manage.…
Added by Amy DeWolf on November 11, 2013 at 9:56am — No Comments