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Yearly Archives: 2011

DOI’s IT Transformation Hits the One Year Mark

One year ago, Secretary Salazar signed Secretarial Order #3309 officially kicking off DOI’s IT Transformation.  Throughout our progress, the Secretary’s goal for this important effort remains the same – “transform DOI’s IT into an agile, reliable, and cost effective service …

DOT: Leading the IPv6 Initiative

As access to the Internet increases over time, the number of available Internet addresses slowly decreases. The current standard internet protocol (IPv4) was established at the creation of the Internet and provided the capacity for more than four billion Internet …

OMB Releases FedRAMP Policy Memo

OMB Releases FedRAMP Policy Memo Currently the Federal government suffers from duplicative, inconsistent, time consuming, costly, and inefficient cloud security risk management approaches. There is little incentive to leverage existing Authorizations to Operate (ATOs) among agencies, with many preferring to …

A Year of Change in Federal IT

As technologists in the private sector know, when money is tight, it’s often technology that enables us to do more with less. In a lean fiscal environment, organizations look for ways to take existing resources and use the latest advances …

December2011Update

On December 16th, 2011, United States Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel spoke at an ACT-IAC event.  Watch the event here and download the presentation here.

NASA Launches apps@NASA

NASA launched apps@NASA (http://apps.nasa.gov), a website where NASA employees and contractors can download mobile apps that securely access NASA systems.  These apps enable our users to perform critical job functions at anytime from anywhere via personal and NASA mobile devices.   This is part of a full …

Grateful Leadership

As Thanksgiving approaches, this is the time of year when we reflect on the things that we want to be thankful for.  Magnitude The first Thanksgiving is attributed to a commemoration of the first harvest after the Pilgrims arrived in …

DHS Segment Architecture Leading to Human Capital Transformation

 In previous posts, I have discussed the importance of portfolio governance and described our work at the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) to implement functionally-oriented portfolios for mission-support and business functions. Recently, we have reached a milestone in that effort: …

A Behind the Scenes Look at How We’re Modernizing FOIA at the Treasury Department

The Department of the Treasury strongly supports transparency in government and is continually looking for ways to enhance our citizen-centered approach to increase public access to information. One area of focus is the Freedom of Information Act (FOIA), which enables …

Week One: NASA on Google Plus

Guest Blogger: Deborah Diaz, Deputy CIO of NASA   Information overload? How many accessible and scalable communication techniques in social media can be utilized effectively to collaborate … and in NASA’s case, push the frontier of space exploration? It’s now been one week …


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