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The federal information technology budget has remained effectively flat the past four years while government spending continues to be cut in different areas shows the Obama administration’s belief in the power of technology to be transformative.
The Department of Interior received social media love on Monday as BuzzFeed featured its 45 favorite photos from the department’s official Instagram page.
The Department of Interior discusses some of the possible impacts of sequestration on the department, including reductions to be made at the nation’s national parks.
The department published a video showing couples either getting engaged or married at national parks across the country from Mt. Rainier in Washington state to Assateague Island National Seashore in Maryland.
President Obama announced his intention to nominate Sally Jewell, CEO of Recreational Equipment, Inc., known as REI, as the next secretary for the Department of the Interior.
Salazar joined the Obama administration as the 50th Secretary of the Interior in January of 2009. He previously was a Senator from Colorado from 2005 to 2009 and was previously the state’s attorney general.
Opportunities exist to improve transparency and oversight of investment risk for information technology at selected federal agencies, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report.
The key for the government to become more agile is increased analytics that can better harness the large amounts of data that the government collects, said Sandy Krawchuk, Vice President of Systems Sales, U.S. Federal IMT at IBM.
The Department of Interior redesigned recreation.gov, the interagency website that guides visitors to 90,000 sites on federal lands such as national parks, national wildlife refuges, forests, waterways and national recreation areas.
Andrew Jackson leads the Department of Interior’s IT overhaul, Mary Davie gets a temporary promotion and bowling.
Just 18 months ago, the department was admittedly behind its federal government partners in the information technology services it was able to provide.
The Department of the Interior released a request for proposal on Wednesday for cloud-based application and data storage solutions in the latest part of the department’s information technology modernization project.
The Department of the Interior’s Office of Law Enforcement and Security awarded what is believed to be the first platform as a service cloud computing contract in the federal government.
Chief information officers throughout the federal government have continued to update the public on the progress made in implementing the “25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management.”
The Department of the Interior is seeking nominations to its National Geospatial Advisory Committee.
Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel and Federal Chief Technology Officer Todd Park continued their roadshow on Thursday, introducing the federal Digital Management Strategy to a Washington audience.