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Monthly Archives: October 2011

Getting High on ACES

ACES is the end-user Services component of NASA’s Information Technology (IT) Infrastructure Integration Program (I3P) Program.  It provides a consolidated solution for delivering end-user services across NASA to achieve increased efficiencies and reduce costs though standardization and commonality.  Efficiency is balanced …

Five Things That Scare a CIO

With Halloween right around the corner, some pranksters really get kicks out of trying to scare people.  Do you want to know how to scare a CIO?  Here are some things to try. Darkness Try leading in an organization without a vision.  That’s …

IT Reform Moving Forward at the Department of the Interior

The U.S. Department of the Interior (DOI) continues making progress in reforming the way we manage and deliver IT to 85,000 users. Since my June 6, 2011 blog post, we delivered the IT Transformation Strategic Plan to the Secretary that …

The Criticality of Integrated Program Teams

The fourth in a series of posts in which the DHS CIO outlines his beliefs and real-world implementation practices that deliver successful IT programs. In my first three posts on the challenge of delivering successful IT programs, I introduced the …

Five Steps to Becoming a Trailblazer

A trailblazer is a pioneer or someone who is considered a first in their area of expertise.  As leaders, they point the way, take the risks, and change the environment.  They have a vision for a different future, a faith that turns …

Doing More with Less By Consolidating Nearly 1,000 Data Centers

Stopping the waste of taxpayer dollars and optimizing government operations is at the heart of the Campaign to Cut Waste. That’s why during these tough budgetary times, the President has made clear that he expects agencies to do more with less. One …

FDCCI Public Plan Links

Between 1998 and 2010, the Federal government quadrupled the number of data centers we operate. Moreover, on average these centers have been using only 27 percent of their computer power despite the additional costs for infrastructure, real estate and energy. …

The “Business” of Cybersecurity!

October marks our 8th Annual Cybersecurity Awareness Month at Department of Transportation (DOT). The theme of our overall awareness campaign is “Cybersecurity is Our Responsibility”. Each consecutive week will focus on a specific theme including remote access, mobile devices, data …

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