50 Most Influential Government CIOs
Check out InformationWeek's Government CIO 50, our power list of top government CIOs--ranging from the NSA's technology chief to innovators at the state and city government level. They've got vision, clout, and sometimes, billion-dollar IT budgets. But most of all, these CIOs are known for delivering tangible, measurable results. Here's an inside look at the government technology leaders and their approaches to unique IT leadership challenges.
GSA Seeks Cloud-Based IT Management Tools
The software as a service provider must provide service desk, asset management, client management, network service monitoring, and system management tools, among others.
Government CIOs Doubt Cloud Savings
More than 45% of U.S. government IT officials don't think cloud computing will save their agencies enough money to make it worthwhile, an Ovum report finds.
Navy SEALs Need More Bandwidth For Website
The military is seeking a Web hosting provider to handle the site because of increased traffic and also wants a host of services such as firewalling, anti-virus protection, monitoring, and more.
Michigan Experiences Two IT Outages
About 25,000 state employees were unable to access the state's IT network for several hours one day and problems during a disaster recovery test prevented thousands from completing motor vehicle transactions in state branch offices for nearly two days.
Will IPv6 Make Us Unsafe?
IT pros who see NAT as essential to network security are worried about a wide-open, any-to-any connection model. Should they be?
FBI Recasts Sentinel As Model Of Agility
The agency's CIO and CTO share the methodology they're using to hasten completion of its overdue case management system, so that other agencies can learn from their approach.
GAO Slams IT Management At VA
Weak acquisition planning, testing, and oversight sunk a $127 million project to update an outpatient appointment-scheduling system.
Feds Seek $2.5 Billion In Cloud Services
The General Services Administration is asking vendors to bid to supply cloud email, cloud office automation services, and cloud-based records management services.
Navy Details Ambitious IT Plan
Improving cybersecurity and recruiting a more qualified workforce are among goals CIO Terry Halvorsen has set for the military service over the next two years.
Feds Draw Lessons From Private Sector IT
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra said the government must innovate by borrowing best practices from the private sector during a panel discussion at the InformationWeek Government IT Leadership Forum.
Federal CIOs Embrace Social Media
Despite security risks, federal agencies increasingly are using Facebook, Twitter and the like to engage with the public, according to TechAmerica.
Federal Technology Innovation Slowed
The federal technology transfer program is still turning out thousands of inventions annually, such as a way to harness the ocean's power for energy.