Posted on 30. Sep, 2013 by Paul Averna.
Federal Times published a commentary that makes a strong case for saving money by modernizing—rather than replacing—aging mainframe systems. Penned by Bob Suda, a former federal CIO and CFO who spent time at both GSA and USDA, the article provides a behind-the-scenes look at the challenges facing federal decision-makers. First, Suda highlights the problem: continuing resolutions, [...]
Posted on 16. Mar, 2013 by Micro Focus.
March 15 just came and went and that means one thing…taxes are due in less than a month. For millions of Americans that have delayed the inevitable, these last four weeks will be filled with anxiety, uneasiness and stress. They are not the only ones that will be feeling stress, however. The Internal Revenue Service [...]
Posted on 08. May, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins Today’s entry will be quick, but I wanted to bring to your attention an important event that is taking place in Washington, DC this week focused on strategies for saving money by determining intellectual property embedded in legacy systems and establishing connectivity and readiness to cloud-based architectures. Full disclosure, my company [...]
Posted on 26. Apr, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins We’ve all heard the famous line from the U.S. Naval Academy fight song that states “Anchors Aweigh, my boys, Anchors Aweigh.” Now it appears the Navy is looking to “aweigh” its data centers to produce significant cost savings…and I mean significant…of over $1.4 billion. This process is not only supposed to [...]
Posted on 13. Apr, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins An independent, nonpartisan agency, the U.S. Government Accountability Office (GAO) is responsible for investigating and reporting to Congress how the federal government is spending taxpayer dollars. Often referred to as the “Congressional Watchdog,” GAO estimates it saved the federal government $45.7 billion last year through these investigations – now that’s what [...]
Posted on 23. Mar, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins This week the House Budget Committee Chairman released the GOP version of the fiscal year 2013 budget proposal. Serving as a direct response to President Obama’s proposed budget released in February, this version claims to save approximately $368 billion over 10 years. According to a Federal News Radio article, this savings [...]
Posted on 15. Mar, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins Last week, Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel announced that the IT Dashboard had been updated to include “detailed IT investment information in support of the President’s FY 2013 Budget.” Mr. VanRoekel posted highlights of the new and improved IT Dashboard on the OMBlog. In case you have been hiding under a rock [...]
Posted on 14. Feb, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins A recent article in Federal Computer Week cites a poll of more than 500 government professionals taken by the Ponemon Institute on the state of cloud computing. Not surprisingly, security concerns emerged as the primary reason for not transitioning to a cloud environment, with nearly half of the respondents indicating they [...]
Posted on 27. Jan, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins Apologies for the lack of content recently, I am just now getting back into the swing of things following my participation in the CES Government conference in Vegas – an event I highly recommend to my colleagues in the federal market. While onsite I was able to take in presentations and [...]
Posted on 08. Jan, 2012 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins Happy New Year! As we begin 2012, a recent blog post by Washington Technology’s Editor-in-Chief, Nick Wakeman, caught my eye and inspired me to think about the year that was. In his post, Mr. Wakeman highlighted six stories that dominated the pages of his magazine and website in 2011. Is anybody [...]
Posted on 23. Dec, 2011 by Micro Focus.
Written by Tod Tompkins Sen. Tom Coburn (R-Okla.) released his annual report of the top 100 “countless unnecessary, duplicative, or just plain stupid projects spread throughout the federal government” that were “paid for with your tax dollars this year that highlight the out-of-control and shortsighted spending excesses in Washington” (Sen. Coburn clearly pulls no punches). [...]