Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will serve as the Office of Management and Budget's deputy director for management.
During a May 15 press briefing, Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel acknowledged there could be downstream infrastructure costs associated with successful data liberation. These costs will be dealt with on an individual basis, said VanRoekel.
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel spoke with reporters April 10 about information technology aspects of the Obama administration's fiscal 2014 budget proposal, which it transmitted to Congress that day.
The Obama administration in its fiscal 2014 budget request proposes $20 million for the General Services Administration e-government fund and $14 million for a fund controlled by the federal chief information officer. Typically the Obama administration request significantly more for the e-gov fund, housed in the General Services Administration, than Congress appropriates. Taking into account inflation, the fiscal 2014 request of $20 million would be a 63 percent increase over the current year amount.
Federal agencies don't necessarily need a new information technology reform law to become better in managing projects, said Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel while testifying Jan. 22 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.
In a video posted online, the committee asserts that as much as $20 billion annually of the approximately $80 billion yearly reported federal information technology budget is wasted--although it doesn't attribute that statement to a source.
We downloaded the spreadsheet of logged White House visitors covering the period of January through September 2012 and produced an interactive visualization out of the data. Note--the visualization requires Java; we withheld posting it online until Oracle released a patch for its zero day exploit. Go here to download it. Also, full interactivity requires going directly to the IBM Many Eyes website where we made the visualization.
The General Services Administration has closed an online storefront for software-as-a-service closely associated with former Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra. The online store, apps.gov, was shut down "in an effort to provide streamlined customer service," GSA said in a statement , using language not dissimilar from its September 2009 announcement of the storefront's creation.
The Office of Management and Budget plans to release a governmentwide open data policy in early 2013. While OMB is waiting on the results of projects led by the fellows, it's falling behind on a self-imposed deadline.
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will release a governmentwide open data policy on Nov. 23, he said Oct. 11 while speaking at the World Government Summit on Open Source in Washington, D.C.