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Content tagged with Enterprise Architecture posted in March 2014
HealthCare.gov Deadline Day: More Glitches
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
The Obamacare website faced heavy traffic on Monday, the deadline for open enrollment, and suffered problems.
Feds To Improve Threat Information Sharing
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Project Interoperability aims to develop and standardize formats for sharing security and threat information among organizations.
NASA Solicits Concepts For Asteroid-Capture Mission
News  |  3/31/2014  | 
Asteroid initiative could be first step to sending humans to Mars, NASA says.
Zen & The Art Of Service-Oriented IT
Commentary  |  3/28/2014  | 
For IT, public cloud providers pose stiff competition. You must compete on quality.
Amazon Cloud Services Wins DoD Authorization
News  |  3/27/2014  | 
Amazon gets provisional operating authorization to sell cloud services to the Defense Department for work involving low-risk unclassified data.
Defense Department Deputy CIO Carey Stepping Down
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
Robert Carey, who played active role in transforming federal IT practices, retires from key DOD post. Successor not named.
DOD Pushes Toward Joint Information Environment
News  |  3/26/2014  | 
The US Army makes progress but faces hurdles in an effort to modernize DOD and military networks, says the Joint Staff CIO.
Defense Department Deploys Secure Cloud Service
News  |  3/25/2014  | 
MilCloud provides military with on-demand infrastructure and network management tools through web-based interface.
Windows XP: Feds Brace For End Of Support
News  |  3/24/2014  | 
Roughly one in ten US government PCs still use Windows XP. They will be more vulnerable to attacks when XP support ends on April 8.
Canadian Government Aims For Single Email System
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Shared Services Canada cuts costs and improves efficiency by consolidating basic IT services across much of the Canadian federal government.
Oregon Health Insurance Exchange Failure: Blame Runs Deep
News  |  3/21/2014  | 
Postmortem report confirms diagnosis of weak project oversight, unrealistic goals, and poor performance by Oracle.
State Health Insurance Exchanges Still Sick
Commentary  |  3/20/2014  | 
HealthCare.gov has recovered from its rocky start. So why are state exchanges -- opened by enthusiastic supporters of the Affordable Care Act -- still suffering?
Navy Eyes Cloud Storage
News  |  3/18/2014  | 
In effort to trim $1.3 billion from IT, Navy proposes placing most non-classified data into commercial cloud offering.
Federal IT: Pay For Results, Not Services
Commentary  |  3/17/2014  | 
Value-based arrangements can help agencies reduce up-front investments and improve results.
Cover Oregon Diagnosis: Oracle Overdose
News  |  3/14/2014  | 
Federal critique of Oregon's Obamacare health insurance exchange finds project overly dependent on Oracle consultants, architecture bloated with Oracle software.
OPM Releases Strategic IT Plan
News  |  3/13/2014  | 
Office of Personnel Management director Katherine Archuleta lays out a new IT strategy to improve federal recruiting and retirement systems.
NYC Mayor Needs Analytics In His Corner
Commentary  |  3/13/2014  | 
Mayor de Blasio needs more than public support to advance his plans for jobs, education, and public safety. He must harness big data.
Army Expands Virtual Desktop Program
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Army's desktop-as-a-service plan gains cred at Pentagon, but lack of funding could delay full implementation.
Agencies Going 'Cloud First' Face A Records Riddle
News  |  3/12/2014  | 
Federal agencies moving email to the cloud risk a records management train wreck unless they plan well, NARA warns.
Proposed Federal IT Cuts Sensible 'For Now'
News  |  3/11/2014  | 
The President's proposed cuts in IT spending in fiscal year 2015 reflect successful consolidation of services, but experts say that flat funding can't go on forever.
Breaking The Cycle Of Legacy IT Investment
Commentary  |  3/6/2014  | 
CEOs and CFOs are often blind to the consequences of failing to modernize aging systems, says former US Air Force CIO William T. Lord.
Oracle: Villain Or Scapegoat In Oregon Insurance Exchange Mess?
News  |  3/6/2014  | 
Even as Oregon works to exit a troubled IT services contract with Oracle, a longtime critic of the state's health insurance exchange project says the blame belongs elsewhere.
Feds Look To Big Data On Security Questions
News  |  3/3/2014  | 
Government IT leaders believe continuous monitoring and advanced analytics can help agencies better understand their networks and security.


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