Profile of J. Nicholas HooverSenior Editor, InformationWeek Government
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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in September 2009
The Transportation Security Administration has replaced Unisys with Computer Sciences Corporation as its primary managed services provider.
The GSA will award a contract in October to re-architect databases rife with inaccuracies, duplications, and poor system capabilities.
The popular government social network's founder expects that the acquisition will give GovLoop more backing and a chance to grow its impact.
Recovery.gov now includes better mapping and navigation and more data, but roadblocks to a smooth launch remain.
An internal investigation at the National Nuclear Security Administration blames network delays and cost overruns on poor planning and project management.
Linda Cureton leaves her position as NASA Goddard's CIO to fill the space agency's top IT job.
Dave McClure, the recently appointed GSA official responsible for GSA.gov and other sites, wants to make federal data more accessible across government Web sites.
The federal government's new cloud computing "storefront," apps.gov, has garnered a lot of hype. However, it'll take time and effort to actually gain traction as well. Apps.gov, meet FISMA and cultural resistance.
At the InformationWeek 500, SAS CEO Jim Goodnight calls for better science and technology education in the United States.
In his keynote at the InformationWeek 500 Conference, Federal CIO Vivek Kundra points to new transparency and performance management initiatives.
At the Gov 2.0 Summit, the Army unveiled a competition encouraging soldiers to build open source software that can be shared across the military.
Speaking at the Gov 2.0 Summit, federal CIO Vivek Kundra said infrastructure upgrades will likely be required.
Congressional bluster is fast making its way into the Web 2.0 era. Case in point: Rep. John Culberson, R-Tex., who spoke at the Gov 2.0 Summit on Wednesday.
The agency's new IT leader, Frank Baitman, inherits a variety of tech initiatives, including a claims processing system upgrade, healthcare IT, and building a new data center.
A new survey shows that hiring by major federal agencies will rise a modest 1.7% each of the next few years, though that doesn't reflect job demand in intelligence agencies and smaller agencies.
U.S. government's top IT procurement official prods agencies to move faster to network products and services covered under the Networx contracts.
Federal agencies spend $22 billion annually on IT purchases made through the General Services Administration via government-wide contract vehicles.