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Willemssen, Joel C.

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Works: 102 works in 267 publications in 1 language and 11,580 library holdings
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Most widely held works by Joel C Willemssen
Veterans Affairs : subcommittee post-hearing questions concerning the department's information technology management by Joel C Willemssen( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 228 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Critical infrastructure protection : significant challenges in protecting federal systems and developing analysis and warning capabilities : statement of Joel C. Willemssen, Management Director, Information Technology Issues : testimony before the Committee on Governmental Affairs, U.S. Senate by Joel C Willemssen( )

5 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am pleased to be here today to discuss efforts to protect federal agency information systems and our nation's critical computer-dependent infrastructures. Federal agencies, and other public and private entities, rely extensively on computerized systems and electronic data to support their missions. Accordingly, the security of these systems and data is essential to avoiding disruptions in critical operations, data tampering, fraud, and inappropriate disclosure of sensitive information. Further, as the Comptroller General stated in testimony last week, protecting against computer-based attacks on critical infrastructures is an important aspect of homeland security
DOD's standard procurement systems : continued investment has yet to be justified by Joel C Willemssen( )

5 editions published in 2002 in English and held by 198 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am pleased to be here today to discuss the Department of Defense's (DOD)management of its investment in the Standard Procurement System or SPS program. The department launched this program a little more than 7 years ago with the laudable goal of replacing 76 existing procurement systems with a single departmentwide system to more effectively support divergent contracting processes and procedures across its component organizations. Through SPS, the department expected to improve efficiency and effectiveness in how it awarded and managed contracts, and, at that time, estimated life-cycle costs to be approximately $3 billion over a 10-year period
Critial Infrastructure Protection: Significant Challenges in Protecting Federal Systems and Developing Analysis and Warning Capabilities by Joel C Willemssen( )

3 editions published in 2001 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

I am pleased to be here today to discuss efforts to protect federal agency information systems and our nation's critical computer-dependent infrastructures. Federal agencies, and other public and private entities, rely extensively on computerized systems and electronic data to support their missions. Accordingly, the security of these systems and data is essential to avoiding disruptions in critical operations, data tampering, fraud, and inappropriate disclosure of sensitive information. Today, I will provide an overview of our recent reports on federal information security and critical infrastructure protection. Specifically, I will summarize the pervasive nature of federal system weaknesses, outline the serious risks to federal operations, and then detail the specific types of weaknesses identified at federal agencies. I will also discuss the importance of establishing a strong agency wide security management framework and how new evaluation and reporting requirements can improve federal efforts. Next, I will provide an overview of the strategy described in Presidential Decision Directive (PDD) (33 for protecting our nation's critical infrastructures from computer-based attacks. Finally, I will summarize the results of our recent report on the National Infrastructure Protection Center (NIPC), an interagency center housed in the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI), which is responsible for providing analysis, warning, and response capabilities for combating computer-based attacks
Electronic government : success of the Office of Management and Budget's 25 initiatives depends on effective management and oversight by Joel C Willemssen( )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 195 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A key element of the President's Management Agenda is the expansion of electronic government (e-government) to enhance access to information and services, particularly through the Internet. In response, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) established a task force that selected a strategic set of initiatives to lead this expansion. GAO previously reviewed the completeness of the information used for choosing and overseeing these initiatives, including business cases and funding plans. E-government offers many opportunities to better serve the public, make government more efficient and effective, and reduce costs. To achieve these goals, the 25 e-government initiatives selected by OMB's Quicksilver task force focus on a wide variety of services, aiming to simplify and unify agency work processes and information flows, provide one-stop services to citizens, and enable information to be collected on line once and reused, rather than being collected many times. For example, Recreation One-Stop is a Web portal for a single point of access to information about parks and other federal, state, and local recreation areas. Other initiatives are being pursued that do not necessarily rely on the Internet, such as the e-Payroll initiative to consolidate federal payroll systems. GAO's review of the initial planning documents for the initiatives highlights the critical importance of management and oversight to their success. Important aspects--such as collaboration and customer focus--had not been addressed in early program plans for many of the projects, and major GAO's review of the initial planning documents for the initiatives highlights the critical importance of management and oversight to their success. Important aspects--such as collaboration and customer focus--had not been addressed in early program plans for many of the projects, and major uncertainties in funding and milestones were not uncommon. As shown by GAO's comparison of the content of the initiatives' business cases with best practices, all the business cases included key information, but many elements were missing. In particular, fewer than half addressed collaboration and customer focus, despite the importance of these topics to e-government strategy and goals. Similarly, the accuracy of estimated costs in the funding plans was questionable: between May and September 2002, these estimates for 12 of the initiatives changed significantly--by more than 30 percent. Accurate cost, schedule, and performance information is essential to ensure that projects are on schedule and achieve their goals
 
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Accounting Administrative agencies Administrative agencies--Communication systems Administrative agencies--Data processing Administrative agencies--Data processing--Evaluation Administrative agencies--Planning Administrative agencies--U.S. states--Data processing Aeronautics, Commercial--Data processing Armed Forces--Procurement Automation Electronic data processing Electronic data processing--Evaluation Human services--Data processing Medical care--Data processing Medical instruments and apparatus Medical instruments and apparatus--Data processing Medical instruments and apparatus industry--Data processing Medical instruments and apparatus--Maintenance and repair Medical supplies industry--Data processing Medicare--Data processing Meteorological satellites NOAA Corps Public welfare--U.S. states--Data processing Social security--Data processing Software maintenance State governments--Data processing Student financial aid administration--Data processing Student loans--Data processing Telecommunication policy Unemployment insurance--U.S. states--Data processing United States United States.--Bureau of Labor Statistics United States.--Department of Defense United States.--Department of Education United States.--Department of Health and Human Services United States.--Department of Labor United States.--Department of the Treasury United States.--Department of Veterans Affairs United States.--Federal Aviation Administration United States.--Food and Drug Administration United States.--Health Care Financing Administration United States.--National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration United States.--National Weather Service United States.--Social Security Administration United States.--Unemployment Insurance Service United States.--Veterans Health Administration Weather forecasting Weather forecasting--Automation Year 2000 date conversion (Computer systems) Year 2000 date conversion (Computer systems)--U.S. states
Languages
English (114)