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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in March 2010
Proposed FedRAMP effort would make it easier for federal agencies to overcome compliance hurdles and participate in the Obama administration's drive toward the cloud.
The policy changes requires agencies to keep "inherently governmental" jobs on the federal payroll.
Teri Takai has been CIO of Michigan and California, winning numerous plaudits along the way.
The state is working with Cisco to implement remote health and distance learning, as well as make Colorado's buildings more energy efficient.
The government's main internal supplier is poised for growth, says the General Services Administration's new head, Martha Johnson.
The ATF is testing video surveillance on Windows Mobile devices, while the IRS is looking to replace its 25,000 3G cards by tethering smartphones to laptops.
Apps.gov will get a user interface and content redesign as well as a revamped request for quotations interface and social media hosting capability.
Current financial systems take too long to deploy, cost too much, and don't give federal agencies the right data, OMB official says.
The closure of the Financial Systems Integration Office leaves unanswered questions for the future of inter-agency efforts on financial systems standards and compliance.
A new law gives the state's CIO and secretary of technologies new powers and junks a bureaucratic oversight board.
Investigators may be using fake identities to track criminals online, if a confidential FBI presentation is any indication.
Inspector general says the Department of Homeland Security's facilities agreement with the Navy is poorly written, lacks oversight.
A House report recommends changes to military IT procurement policies ahead of possible broader reform legislation.
The Government Accountability Office finds data quality on USASpending.gov lacking, and urges the White House to add subcontractor data to the site.
Without a central ERP system or sophisticated BI tools, Maryland officials have nevertheless seen positive changes as a result of the StateStat program.
The company sees an opportunity in modular, shipping container-based data centers in military, SaaS, and other markets.
The multi-year, $243 million project is part of a larger IT transformation effort, and could spark military-wide e-mail consolidation.
The government plans to release a Web-based platform for federal agencies to use prizes and challenges to crowdsource innovative approaches to government problems.
New guidance on cloud computing, energy efficiency, and data center consolidation puts the space agency's $1.5 billion data center plans on hold for now.
The General Services Administration's contract vehicle will be awarded for government agencies' telecom needs.
This type of thing was bound to happen. A leak of sensitive military information on Facebook shows good reason -- but also holds good lessons -- for a cautious approach to soldiers' use of social media.
Eight months into the job, CIO Richard Spires discusses plans for creating a 'center of excellence' for program management, department-wide services, and other steps.
The General Services Administration is responding to the rapid changes in cloud computing by writing new procurement documents, adding security requirements, and changing Apps.gov.
Categories include mobile, warfighting, and data-driven apps. Developers may work in the military's private cloud computing platform.