Publication: Federal Computer Week

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GAO: NASA improving its project management

Acquisition By Apr 17, 2014NASA's James Webb Space Telescope was one of 15 large-scale projects GAO auditors assessed in their latest review.Although NASA has shown improvement on managing project costs and schedules, the Government Accountability Office ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 6 hours ago]
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Rethinking (again) the role of CIO

Management By Apr 17, 2014Defense Department official Paul Brubaker was one of several federal IT veterans to discuss the role of the CIO at an April 17 AFFIRM event.As Congress contemplates updates to agency CIO authorities, it might be worth asking ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 6 hours ago]
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GSA touts new mobile management resource

Mobile By Apr 17, 2014The General Services Administration launched a centralized, uniform guide to help agencies wring additional savings from their expanding portfolios of mobile services and devices.GSA quietly posted a new Mobile Lifecycle & Expense ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 6 hours ago]
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Is government doing too much on cyber-response?

Cybersecurity By Apr 17, 2014Large, private-sector firms would be better first responders than government agencies in the event of a systemic cyberattack, according to a report released April 16 by the Atlantic Council."Governments must understand their ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 8 hours ago]
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McClure leaving GSA

David McClure, shown here at the 2014 Federal 100 gala, confirmed to FCW on April 17 that he will retire from the General Services Administration at the end of May.Dave McClure, associate administrator of the GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Communications ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 11 hours ago]
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The accidental database administrator

Career By Apr 17, 2014Some things in life can be considered happy accidents. Just ask government IT administrators, many of whom find themselves in the unexpected position of becoming accidental database administrators (DBAs).Data has become the centerpiece ... [Published Federal Computer Week - 14 hours ago]
First reported Apr 17 2014 - Updated Apr 17 2014 - 1 reports

DOD aims to improve procurement communications

Defense By Apr 16, 2014Assistant Secretary of Defense for Acquisition Katrina McFarlandThe Defense Department is considering sharing potential procurement requirements with industry even if those draft requirements never take effect, Assistant Secretary ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 17 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Should every agency have an IG?

Oversight By Apr 16, 2014Effective government oversight might seem like a pure notion, but the best ways to hold agencies accountable are less obvious.According to a 2011 study by the Government Accountability Office, 30 departments and agencies have ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

DARPA explores drone-powered Wi-Fi

Emerging Technology By Apr 16, 2014DARPA is using Iraq-war vintage RQ-7 Shadow surveillance drones to see if the small aircraft can carry the package of power supplies and hotspot components and also to see if they can communicate effectively with other ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

DISA's Bennett shifts to private sector

Bruce Bennett, a former deputy chief technology officer for the Defense Information Systems Agency, is now an executive consultant at Suss Consulting, the firm announced April 15.Bennett was also DISA's program executive officer for satellite communications ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

In-flight Wi-Fi for Con Air

Most of the guests on flights run by the Justice Prisoner and Alien Transportation System might not care, but in-flight Wi-Fi is coming to the U.S. Marshal's airline. The Department of Justice is seeking sources to install Wi-Fi and hard-wired Internet ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]
First reported Apr 16 2014 - Updated Apr 16 2014 - 1 reports

Cobert: Unified clearance rules are a work in progress

Management By Apr 15, 2014Beth Cobert, deputy director for management at the Office of Management and Budget (File photo)The federal government is making progress on plans to unify and modernize the security clearance process for both feds and contractors, ... [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]

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"Everybody jumps into compliance," Evans said. "What ends up happening [is] people on both sides become risk averse because they don't want to end upup on the Hill."
..." NASA created a corrective action plan in 2007 and 2008, and "to date, six of seven initiatives NASA identified are complete and operational, with additional work remaining in the area of cost performance."
Healy, speaking April 16 about the report's findings, asked: "Why should we suspect that a cloud service provider is any more or less likely to be there from one week to the next than a bank like Lehman that had been around for over 100 years?"
...GSA did not respond to questions about who might fill the position, but GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini said McClure "has played an invaluable role in making this agency a leader in digital innovation.... He has left a strong foundation that everyone at GSA, and the entire federal government, can build on in the years to come."

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GSA touts new mobile management resource [Published Federal Computer Week - 6 hours ago]
Rethinking (again) the role of CIO [Published Federal Computer Week - 6 hours ago]
GAO: NASA improving its project management [Published Federal Computer Week - 6 hours ago]
Is government doing too much on cyber-response? [Published Federal Computer Week - 8 hours ago]
McClure leaving GSA [Published Federal Computer Week - 11 hours ago]
The accidental database administrator [Published Federal Computer Week - 14 hours ago]
DOD aims to improve procurement communications [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 17 2014]
Should every agency have an IG? [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]
DARPA explores drone-powered Wi-Fi [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]
In-flight Wi-Fi for Con Air [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]
DISA's Bennett shifts to private sector [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]
Cobert: Unified clearance rules are a work in p... [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 16 2014]
Why too many technology solutions fall short [Published Federal Computer Week - Apr 15 2014]
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