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Monthly Archives: November 2011

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 …

IT Vital Signs

One of the hardest things to do as a CIO is to make sure that all of your projects and programs perform at a consistently high standard. Part of the challenge is that it’s difficult to even identify a benchmark …

Quick Wins Highlight Progress for DOI’s IT Transformation

As I mentioned in my last blog post DOI is identifying quarterly “Quick Wins” that address specific concerns expressed by DOI employees,demonstrate tangible progress, and provide meaningful value to end users. While meeting with DOI employees throughout the country, we …

Portfolio Rationalization: Effective Optimization of IT Funds

IT portfolios in large organizations become bloated over time with an ever-increasing inventory of applications running on multiple platforms, duplicative or misaligned systems or technologies whose ability to deliver value has degraded over time. As a result, a majority of …

National Institute of Standards and Technology Releases USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap

Today the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), released the USG Cloud Computing Technology Roadmap in support of the Federal Cloud Computing Strategy. NIST has a central role in defining and advancing standards, and collaborating with Agency CIOs, private …

Groundbreaking IT Commodity Services TechStat at the Energy Department

The U.S. Department of Energy’s Strategic Plan encourages DOE employees to combine the best wisdom of all Department stakeholders to maximize mission success. In that spirit, my team is working to accomplish our goals while minimizing the financial overhead. Across …

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