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OMB issues draft FITARA guidance that significantly broadens power, role of federal CIOs

OMB laid out its plan for implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which gives CIOs a greater role in IT program governance, personnel processes and improves the transparency into IT investments.

GAO finds Copyright Office's IT lacking

The Copyright Office has serious holes in its management and use of information technology, a new report found. The office has had no permanent chief information officer for more than two years and its request for more than $7 million to invest in and improve IT in fiscal 2015 and 2016 lacks justification

New federal CIO hopes to ride 'a tide of good trends'

As the new lead for federal information technology, Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott plans to ride "a tide of good trends" that includes realizing savings from TechStat and PortfolioStat activities, consolidating data centers and digitizing government services.

New federal CIO seeks 'rising stars' to tackle IT issues

Just shy of a month after President Obama named him the next federal chief information officer, Tony Scott announced the 2015 CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge.

VMware's Tony Scott named federal chief information officer

The White House announced Feb. 5 that Tony Scott, chief information officer at cloud and virtualization software company VMWare, is the next federal CIO.

Governmentwide models, policy templates needed to advance federal mobility, says report

Agency mobility efforts would benefit from shared models and templates that are approved and endorsed by the federal chief information officer and CIO council, according to a whitepaper (pdf) published by the MITRE Corporation and the Advanced Technology Academic Research Center.

Federal CIO steps down to bring tech expertise to Ebola response efforts

Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel will be leaving his post at the Office of Management and Budget, said an Obama administration official speaking on background Sept. 19. VanRoekel will become the chief innovation officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development, where he will work with the agency's Ebola response team.

VanRoekel: FITARA has 'the right themes', but more comprehensive approach needed

The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act, which  passed in the House  May 22 as part of the fiscal 2015 National Defense Authorization Act (H.R. 4435), received a subtle endorsement from Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel on June 19.

VanRoekel: DATA Act requirements don't map to federal systems

Conformance with the newly-enacted Digital Accountability and Transparency Act will require heavy lifting on the part of government, said Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel. "As far as systems today and how we can get there, they don't necessarily map in the way that the act described," said VanRoekel.

VanRoekel's IT savings goals aren't ambitious enough, says Powner

Reported federal information technology savings figures may sound impressive, but even the goals set out by the Office of Management and Budget are small, said David Powner, the Government Accountability Office's director of IT issues, during a recent Senate hearing.