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Mick Jagger Supports Shared Services

Tuesday, September 27th, 2016 - 11:32
Tuesday, September 27, 2016 - 11:08
The breakfast included four presentations about different shared services related topics. A review Mick Jagger’s contribution to shared services is described below, following a summary of key points raised at the breakfast.

Weekly Roundup for September 2, 2016

Friday, September 2nd, 2016 - 14:19
Friday, September 2, 2016 - 13:45

Transforming VA’s IT Organization to Better Serve Veterans: Insights from LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:57
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Though much has changed since that time, Lincoln’s sentiment remains constant in the mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Changes in society, advances in technology, and the aftermath of recent military conflicts only underscore the importance of such a mission and the need to get it right.

Weekly Roundup: July 5-8, 2016

Friday, July 8th, 2016 - 9:03
Friday, July 8, 2016 - 08:59
Filling a Hole Before Transition.  Federal News Radio says Andrew Mayock’s nomination to be the deputy director for management at OMB has cleared  committee and is now pending before the full Senate.  If confirmed, he has committed to helping smooth the transition to the next president.

LaVerne Council

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - 10:09
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What is the VA’s IT strategy? How is VA changing the way it does IT? What about VA’s “buy-first” strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with LaVerne Council, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Mon, 07/18/2016
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What is the VA’s IT strategy? How is VA changing the way it does IT? What about VA’s “buy-first” strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with LaVerne Council, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

LaVerne Council

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - 10:06
Ms. LaVerne H. Council joined the Department of Veterans Affairs in July 2015 as the Assistant Secretary for Information and Technology (OI&T) and Chief Information Officer. In this role, Ms. Council oversees the day-to-day activities of VA’s $4 billion IT budget and over 8,000 IT employees to ensure that VA has the IT tools and services needed to support our Nation’s Veterans.

Ten Actions to Improve Inventory Management in Government: Lessons From VA Hospitals

Monday, June 20th, 2016 - 6:34
The authors found five major challenges to improving inventory management in the public sector.

New Organizational Structure Required for an Effective IT Governance Program With Strong Security

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 - 10:16
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:01
This consists of a definition of IT Governance communicated throughout the agency, and the establishment of a new organizational structure to ensure the IT Governance Program is effective and continuously improved. Continuing with the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) example discussed in the previous blog, below is the definition VA developed and a generic discussion of the organizational structure that VA adopted.

Making Open Innovation Ecosystems Work: Case Studies in Healthcare

Wednesday, September 16th, 2015 - 10:23
In the mist of tightening budgets, many government agencies are being asked to deliver innovative solutions to operational and strategic problems. One way to address this dilemma is to participate in open innovation. This report addresses two key components of open innovation:

Weekly Round-up: August 1, 2014

Friday, August 1st, 2014 - 15:53
Friday, August 1, 2014 - 15:47
John Kamensky   IT Reform Bill, Redux.  A bipartisan group of congressmen have unveiled a new IT acquisition reform bill, writes Sean Lyngaas, Federal Computer Week.  The bill would create a Digital Government Office in OMB, headed by a presidentially-appointed, Senate confirmed CIO.
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