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Yearly Archives: 2009

CIO University

Introduction Frequently Asked Questions Partner Universities   Welcome to CIO University We are not an actual brick and mortar building; rather on behalf of the federal government we coordinate with a group of partner universities (a virtual consortium) which offers …

Flu Prevention Goes “Viral” at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is kicking off National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 5-11) with flu-fighting social media tactics on Facebook, Twitter, and virtual worlds such as Whyville. As flu season activity increases, these efforts tie into …

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel Launches Shared First and Future First Initiatives

On October 25th, Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel, in a speech at the Churchill Club in Palo Alto, CA, laid out his priorities and vision for the Federal IT landscape. At the speech, his first public address, VanRoekel laid out his …

Earth Day – IT Creating an Open Environment

By Linda Travers, Acting CIO, EPA “We all breathe the same air,” President John F. Kennedy said in a 1963 commencement address about world peace. While it’s true that we all do breathe the same air, it is also true …

DAU Gives Acquisitions a Mall Makeover

Acquisition professionals can now “go shopping” for knowledge resources, thanks to the Service Acquisition Mall (SAM). SAM is a knowledge-sharing platform created by Defense Acquisition University (DAU) that promotes collaboration among acquisition professionals at any level: local, state, Federal, and …

IT Reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs

As perhaps the largest consolidated IT organization in the world, our goal at VA is to also be the best IT organization in the federal government. So we are frequent users of the words “Transformation” and “Reform.” Most importantly, we …

CIO Council Leadership Awards 2010

Dr. Timothy Cromwell, Donna Roy, Robert Vietmeyer, and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Dashboard Team are winners of the 2010 Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council Leadership Award. The winners were recognized at the Interagency Resources Management Conference (IRMCO) …

IT Reform: The Administration’s IT Management Reform Agenda: Progress at the Department of Commerce

With the upcoming anniversary of the Office of Management and Budget’s (OMB’s) IT management reform agenda, I thought I would take an opportunity to provide an update on progress made at the Department of Commerce (DOC). Migrations to the cloud …

OMB Asks Agencies to Review Data Center Targets

For the good of our nation’s environmental as well as fiscal health, the Obama Administration is urging the Federal Government to reduce its energy footprint, and data center consolidation is at the forefront of White House efforts. The White House …

Recruiting the Net Generation

  Recruiting the Net Generation Federal CIOs will need to borrow tactics from the private sector to recruit talented young employees for the Government’s growing IT workforce, according to a report issued by the Department of Defense and the White …


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