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Articles by J. Nicholas Hoover
posted in September 2010
As much as 12 years behind schedule, Pentagon officials blame the military's complexity and say that meeting Congressional audit requirements by 2017 will increase costs even further.
Changes to Department of Justice and Interior plans show Office of Management and Budget isn't going to be shy about canceling or reforming IT projects.
In mostly cordial nomination hearings, Jack Lew says that as director of the Office of Management and Budget, he'll focus on, among other things, procurement and performance management.
Three federal agencies will save an estimated $327 million by scrapping or cutting back planned financial system modernization efforts, White House says.
The series of changes announced by defense secretary Robert Gates include efforts to cut costs, improve contractor performance and improve project management.
Agencies should look to cloud computing and virtualization for quick gains, but overall success of data center consolidation will depend on execution, says effort's point man.
The Office of Justice Programs spent $9 million and 16 months on a new dynamically virtual hosting environment for its key IT systems.
The new system will combine several existing systems and layer search technology on top to help catch immigration fraud and immigrants who pose security threats.
If the Department of Labor had to move its financial systems to the cloud all over again, it would plan better, says the agency's CFO.
New website Challenge.gov will act as a locus for government-sponsored innovation challenges that award winners with prizes ranging from small change to millions.
Contractors deserve a voice in the series of upcoming TechStat review sessions the Office of Management and Budget has launched to fix high-risk IT projects across the federal government.
The National Archives and Records Administration is looking to remove hurdles that have held up adoption of Web 2.0 in government by clarifying its policies.