The prevalence of mobile devices, especially among federal workers, could be the next step in decentralizing agency-level IT departments, allowing the government’s technology to be deployed more nimbly, the nation’s chief information officer said at a tech conference last week. The overarching consumerization of IT represents a “megashift” in how …Read More »
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At a New York City conference sponsored by The Economist, federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra said the government is continuing on its path to the cloud and will take a page from the private tech sector to do so. “I just spent some time in California talking with innovative …Read More »
Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra, who has ushered in the government’s “cloud-first” approach to federal IT, will address today a sold-out crowd of industry and technology leaders at the Cloud Security Alliance in San Francisco. The cloud summit, held in conjunction with the RSA Conference, a well-known IT security …Read More »
The Office of Management and Budget wants to expand TechStat accountability sessions — face-to-face reviews of IT projects where OMB leaders and agency heads sit down together at the table to discuss IT progress. And, the agency is now offering a new “toolkit” for departments to hold their own department-level …Read More »
“Mythbusting” is no longer just for the Discovery Channel. As part of the administration’s efforts to reform federal IT acquisition, the White House promised agency contract authorities and the private companies they do business with would communicate more frequently. But the first step in that process is dispelling some of …Read More »
The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been thinking cloud for a while — but now, NIST is getting serious about hammering out clear security requirements for Web-based computing applications and services. NIST was tasked by federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra with accelerating the formation of security guidelines …Read More »