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IT Execs: New Federal CIO Tony Scott to Prioritize Security, Workforce Training, Oversight Programs

Tony Scott
Tony Scott

Industry executives believe incoming U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott should introduce programs to help agencies address cybersecurity issues, train information technology professionals and monitor the performance of IT projects, Federal Times reported Thursday.

Aaron Boyd writes Jason Kimrey, area director at Intel‘s federal business, told Federal Times that Scott will bring an industry perspective to the federal CIO position.

Rob Potter, vice president for public sector at Symantec, said Scott should encourage CIOs in federal agencies to collaborate to manage and secure the government’s IT infrastructure, according to the publication.

“One of the first indications we’ve gotten from Tony Scott is an early interest and willingness to address workforce issues in the federal government,” said Rick Holgate, CIO at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives and president of the American Council for Technology, told Federal Times.

Boyd believes Scott should also work to increase usage of the PortfolioStat tool for agency IT investment reports as well as encourage agencies to leverage data to manage future projects.

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