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Monthly Archives: August 2011

Department of Energy OCIO Hosts Geospatial Technology Summit

By Michael W. Locatis III, CIO, Department of Energy Last week, the Department of Energy’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) hosted a Geospatial Technology Summit, bringing together federal and state experts to share the success geospatial technologies and …

Catalysts for the Future: The Digital Transportation Exchange

Innovation in the transportation sector is increasingly spurred through the use of Web 2.0 technologies. Fundamental to this innovation is the ability to rapidly build and maintain useful networks of people and ideas, collaborate with public and private partners, and …

Performance Metrics and Measures

Introduction In today’s performance-focused environment, agency executives require performance metrics to monitor progress against agency goals and evaluate the effectiveness and efficiency of business processes. Agencies use workload measures when allocating and managing resources. Metrics and measures enhance Section 508 …

Section 508 Leadership Core Competencies

Section 508 is a very complex law with far reaching implications for how your agency buys, builds, maintains and uses technology. Accessible technology allows more people with disabilities to apply for federal jobs and obtain government services and information. It …

GSA’s Per Diem Rates Go Mobile

On August 4, the General Services Administration (GSA) launched their Per Diem Mobile App for iPhone and BlackBerry, allowing users to look up Federal government travel reimbursement rates for lodging, meals, and incidentals on the go. An Android version will …

IT Reform at the Department of Defense

The sheer size of the Department of Defense (DoD) makes streamlining IT operations or changing IT investment management daunting, yet this size makes the payoff of successes that much greater. To achieve these successes, we are looking to reap the …

Department of Energy Relaunches Energy.gov

In an exciting update to one of the Energy Department’s three cloud first initiatives, a crucial piece of the 25 Point Plan, the Department launched a new Energy.gov website today. The new site was built using Drupal, an open source …

A Holistic Look at Sustainable IT Management

By Michael Locatis This is the first time the federal government has used an ESPC for a data center consolidation project. In these times of great fiscal challenges, the Department of Energy is leveraging innovative, cost-effective approaches to advance sustainability …

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