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
Added by Ben Lolavar on November 15, 2013 at 9:30am — No Comments
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
Technology is always changing, and with each change every successful organization needs to adjust to the upgrades and advancements. The downside of not upgrading can create incorrect data entry, poorly tracked documents, excess time consumption, and an overall increase in costs as a result. The solution to these problems - an …Continue
Added by Ben Lolavar on November 5, 2013 at 11:00am — No Comments
NRL presented numerical weather prediction models and sensing systems at the U.S. Navy's annual Trident Warrior sea trial exercise held from July 13 through 18, NRL…Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on November 1, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments
In a recent blog post I outlined the four main pillars of Project Intelligence, a new approach which seeks to improve government project execution by providing project managers with more information to make better decisions. In the era of budget cuts and limited resources, finding new ways to keep projects on…Continue
Added by Amy DeWolf on November 1, 2013 at 9:00am — No Comments
We spend nearly 80 to 90 percent of our day inside. When you start to think about it, this means that we spend more time living and working in our human made ecosystems – buildings – than in the outdoors. Buildings are complex ecosystems, creating troves of data that deserves careful study and data analysis. A building’s ecosystem plays an essential role in improving decisions and unlocking new insights from data for organizations. So what kinds of building systems are creating data that an…Continue
Added by Pat Fiorenza on October 31, 2013 at 2:37pm — No Comments
The economic pressures government agencies feel from the uncertainty of budget cuts, real-time shut downs, and sequestration affects every part of an organization. The Project Management Office (PMO) is no exception. In a recent blog post, I discussed a new approach, Project Intelligence (PI),…Continue
Added by Amy DeWolf on October 25, 2013 at 1:08pm — No Comments
She will officially start in her new position Nov. 4 and succeed Beth Tucker, who retired from the IRS at the end of last September, the tax agency …Continue
Added by Ross Wilkers on October 24, 2013 at 2:16pm — No Comments
In my work with public sector customers, I am constantly inspired. Resilient government leaders respond creatively to daunting circumstances time and again, turning to such tactics as alternative funding, new service delivery methods, and innovative partnerships to help them continue providing essential citizen services.
Added by Joel Cherkis on October 23, 2013 at 4:38pm — No Comments
Customer service is one of the most important aspects of a successful company. Good customer service can increase company sales, raise competition, and enhance the image of a company. These same attributes can be applied to government agencies as well. Good customer service will enhance the…Continue
Added by Ben Lolavar on October 21, 2013 at 4:36pm — No Comments