Weekly Roundup May 15, 2015


The IBM Center's Weekly Round Up highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending May 15.

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Pursuing IT Standardization and Consolidation: Insights from Dave Bowen, Director of Health Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, Defense Health Agency, U.S. Department of Defense
The provision of health services is a critical and significant mission within each branch of the U.S. Military, as well as an integral part of the U.S....

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Weekly Roundup May 15, 2015
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What is DoD doing to break down information stovepipes across the military? How has net-centricity changed over time? Join us as we will explore this question and so much more with our very special guest Dave Wennergren, Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer at the U.S. Department of Defense on The Business of Government Hour. Here's a video sampling of Dave's always cogent insights
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Unless agencies undertake a strategic approach to IT consolidation, they are likely to end up worse-off post-consolidation than pre-consolidation. This post explores some key activities that are vital to long term success of agencies’ transition to a new environment.
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Articles of interest from across the Web, the week of February 7, 2011
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The Federal Government has a split personality when it comes to IT. In some areas it is a bleeding edge leader in the development and use of IT. But in many others, it lags behind the private sector in the broad implementation of IT commercial best practices. This post provides a short history of Federal IT and insight on why the Federal Government has the IT infrastructure that it currently does.
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Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer, U.S. Department of Defense
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IT consolidation savings are “organization-agnostic.” Opportunities to reduce IT costs and improve performance exist at each level: department, agency, cabinet, government-wide.
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Articles we found interesting, the week of January 31, 2011
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I believe IT is a foundational and critical element to the success of an organization such as [the Department of] Homeland Security. In fact, I would say that it is as important as any function in assuring mission effectiveness today.
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The past year saw significant attention paid to cybersecurity on the Hill, in the Administration, and across the economy. The cyber environment is only growing more prominent, and a number of factors will contribute to its moving front and center for Government managers of all kinds in the coming months.
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The federal government is looking at Information Technology (IT) Consolidation at way to reduce costs and improve performance. IBM’s success in consolidating its own IT systems and infrastructure provides insight into how adoption of commercial best practices and reduce IT costs while improving performance and increasing service levels.
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