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United States U.S.: White House Taps Former Facebook Executive for New IT Role
The White House is filling the hole created by the loss of two of its top technology operations officials in January with another recruit from Silicon Valley. President Barack Obama appointed David Recordon Thursday as the director of White House Information Technology.
United States U.S.: Obama Meets with Senior Execs to Encourage ‘Bold and Aggressive’ Reforms
President Obama joined a group of top leaders in the federal civil service on Thursday at their first full meeting to discuss strategies to improve the Senior Executive Service, focusing on ways to make high-level management positons attractive again.
United States U.S.: Federal IT Spending Could Spike in 2016
Federal civilian agencies are in line to ramp up their IT spending in the remainder of the current fiscal year and 2016, a new forecast suggests.
United States U.S.: 5 Tools Public CIOs Find Indispensable
Public CIOs have a lot to balance. From building relationships internally and externally to developing their teams to rolling out systems that impact both government operations and the public, the CIO has no time to waste. Luckily there are some tools (both high and low tech) that can help IT leaders to stay connected and get the most out of each workday. Five state and local government CIOs shared with us the technology and tools they rely on to get the job done. (Get more job-critical tips in ...
United States U.S.: Obama Taps Private Sector Exec to Lead IT at VA
LaVerne Horton Council was nominated to be assistant secretary for information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Canada Canada: CIO Leadership Fundamentals Part 3 - Building Core Capabilities
One of the most important objectives for any CIO is to build core based capabilities for their own organization to properly drive value both for today and for the future. Previously in my CIO leadership fundamentals blog series I addressed the topics of strategy and relationships. In this third blog in the series, a high level approach is outlined on how best to go about building core capabilities, from a practitioner’s perspective.
United States U.S.: FCC Publishes Open Internet Rules
The FCC has published its Open Internet rules, adopted in late February by the US regulator. The new rules apply to fixed and mobile broadband providers alike and prohibit ISPs from blocking or slowing access to any legal content, applications, services or devices.
United States U.S.: Senators Want to Speed Adoption of Electronic Health Records Systems
It could be years before patient health records flow seamlessly between hospitals, despite federal and state efforts to encourage information exchange. Earlier this week, lawmakers asked representatives from the private sector how they could speed up that process.
United States U.S.: How to Attract Young Talent to Your Agency
Camilla Nawaz of GovLoop just posted a fascinating article about how the National Geospatial Intelligence Agency, the agency that gathers and analyzes map and other geographic data, goes about recruiting young people to the organization. Although the NGA's intelligence mission gives them a cachet that less-glamorous federal agencies might lack (albeit with far less brand name recognition than the Central Intelligence Agency or even the Department of Homeland Security), most of the advice in the ...
United States U.S.: Why Some Public Pensions Could Soon Look Much Worse
Standing in a crowded hallway outside a committee room in the Kentucky State Capitol, House Speaker Greg Stumbo is surrounded by thankful teachers and skeptical reporters. It is mid-February and the committee has just approved his proposal to borrow $3.3 billion to shore up the state’s teacher retirement system. Stumbo has argued that current, historically low interest rates are a window of opportunity to solidify funding for the troubled system. But, notes one reporter, borrowing $3.3 billion w ...
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