Steven VanRoekel

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IT Reform Should Focus More On The Outcomes Than Tactics, Vanroekel Says

Rebecca Carroll | | May 8, 2014

With information technology evolving faster than laws governing federal contracting, legislation to reform how government buys and builds IT should focus more on results than on specific methods of achieving them, the federal chief information officer told lawmakers Thursday.

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IT Spending Up 2.1 Percent In President's Budget

Adam Mazmanian | FCW | April 10, 2013

The Obama administration budget for fiscal year 2014 includes a modest increase in overall IT spending. Total outlays are just under $82 billion, with $42.3 billion in civilian-agency IT spending, and $39.5 going to defense IT. Read More »

Lawmakers Grill Federal CIO On Data Center Figures

Wyatt Kash | InformationWeek Government | July 26, 2013

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel, speaking before a House subcommittee Thursday, defended the Office of Management and Budget's sudden acknowledgement that the number of federal data centers now totaled more than 7,000, more than twice the number that had been reported as recently as May. Read More »

Mikey Dickerson: No Paper Pushing At US Digital Service

Jack Moore | | September 15, 2014

Mikey Dickerson has already bucked Washington convention with his rumpled shirts and notable lack of neckwear.  Now, the head of the U.S. Digital Service, a newly formed White House office responsible for improving government technology projects, is putting the federal IT community on notice: Don’t expect any paper pushing from his office...

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New US Digital Service Looks to Avoid IT Catastrophes

Alex Howard | TechPresident | August 13, 2014

The second initiative went live on Monday, when the White House formally launched a United States Digital Service (USDS) and published an open source Digital Services Playbook and a “TechFAR,” a part of the guide that “highlights the flexibilities in the Federal Acquisition Regulation (FAR) that can help agencies implement ‘plays’ from the Digital Services Playbook.” Read More »

Obama Eyes $2B Increase In IT Budget

Nicole Blake Johnson | Federal Times | April 17, 2013

The president’s budget proposes nearly $2 billion in additional information technology funding for 2014, which would raise overall IT spending to $82 billion. Read More »

Obama orders agencies to make data open, machine-readable by default

Sean Gallagher | ArsTechnica | May 9, 2013

President Barack Obama issued an executive order today that aims to make "open and machine-readable" data formats a requirement for all new government IT systems. The order would also apply to existing systems that are being modernized or upgraded. If implemented, the mandate would bring new life to efforts started by the Obama administration with the launch of four years ago. Read More »

Obama's Second-Term Management Agenda To Focus On People Power

Jack Moore | Federal News Radio | September 12, 2013

The architects of President Barack Obama's second-term management agenda say changing the culture of the federal workforce — not just technology — is driving the administration's efforts to make government more innovative. Read More »

Obama: Technology Will Make Health Insurance Transparent

Meghan Foley | Wall St. Cheat Sheet | July 9, 2013

President Barack Obama signed an executive order in May that made all federal data freely accessible in a form that can be used by software developers, which has come to be known as “machine-readable format.” [...] Read More »

Officials, Industry Preparing For More Mobile Government

Marjorie Censer | Washington Post | April 28, 2013

[Steven VanRoekel is] now spearheading an effort to modernize the government’s technology, pushing to make more information available to citizens and allow its employees to do more work on the go. But moving the federal government to tablets, smartphones and applications isn’t as simple as signing a cellphone contract or building a 99-cent app. Read More »

OMB Okays VA, DoD iEHR Data-Sharing Plan

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | July 15, 2013

During a July 10 joint hearing of the House Veterans Affairs and Armed Services Committees, VA and Defense Department officials laid out plans to continue pursuing two separate electronic health record solutions with the ability to interoperate in the "near term." Read More »

Open Data Is Good for America

Todd Park & Steven VanRoekel | Huffington Post | May 29, 2013

President Obama took historic steps this month by signing an executive order and issuing a new Government-wide policy to make government information even more open and accessible to the public. Read More »

Open Data Policy Coming Nov. 23, Says VanRoekel

Molly Bernhart Walker | FierceGovernmentIT | October 15, 2012

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. Read More »

Oversight Committee Passes IT Reform Act, Giving CIOs Budget Authority

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | March 20, 2013

The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee unanimously passed legislation on Wednesday that would mark the most significant reform in more than a decade to the way the government purchases information technology. Read More »

Oversight Holds Hearing Tuesday On Wasteful IT Spending

Press Release | Oversight and Government Reform Committee | January 17, 2013

House Oversight and Government Reform Committee Chairman Darrell Issa, R-Calif., has called a hearing next Tuesday at 1 p.m. focusing on the wasteful and dysfunctional fashion in which the federal government acquires information technology (IT) systems and services. Read More »