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Monthly Archives: February 2011

Last Chance To Participate in the ITWCA Survey

Time’s running out for Federal IT workers to take the IT Workforce Capability Assessment (ITWCA) survey, which has been extended to Friday, March 4. All Federal civilian IT employees are urged to participate in the ITWCA, developed by the Federal …

Time’s Running Out To Take the ITWCA Survey

Federal civilian IT workers, this is your last chance to weigh in on the future of Federal IT through the IT Workforce Capability Assessment (ITWCA) survey. The deadline has been extended to Friday, March 4. The Chief Information Officers Council …

The Evolving CIO: The Challenges of the 2nd Decade

Note: I am starting a blog series to share my reflections and create a dialogue on how the role of the CIO must adapt to meet the information management challenges that face us as we move deeper into the 2nd …

IT Reform: “Federal Cloud Computing Strategy” Published

The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy was published today, marking a milestone in the Administration’s 25-Point Implementation Plan To Reform Federal IT Management. The strategy is designed to help the government deliver value to the public by increasing the operational efficiency …

IT Reform: TechStat Toolkit Now Available

The Toolkit provides a comprehensive guide for agencies to quickly implement TechStat. The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) announced the launch of the TechStat Toolkit today, enabling Federal agencies to evaluate the effectiveness of their IT investments through TechStat—a …

IT Reform: “Mythbusting” to Improve Communication with Vendors

Federal IT contracts can be difficult to manage if the government’s requirements are not well-defined or are developed with incomplete information about the market; this often results in waste, delayed program delivery, and erosion of the value of IT investments. …

IT Reform: Agencies Prepare to Evaluate Investments via TechStats

Last week, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) kicked off in-person TechStat training sessions, assisting CIO Council agencies in preparing to hold agency-level TechStat accountability reviews. Over 75 staff from all CFO Act agencies have attended the trainings. A …

USDA Atlas Offers New Insight Into Our “Food Environment”

The USDA Food Environment Atlas, which marks its first anniversary this month, offers Americans new ways to explore the factors that shape their food choices, the quality of their diets, and their health. The Atlas was recently revamped to include …

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