Suzette Kent: Gov’t Must Optimize Critcal Data Protection

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer at the Office of Management and Budget and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the federal government needs to reinforce the security of critical data, SIGNAL Magazine reported Wednesday.

“As we look to a future where we are sharing more data, it is imperative that we improve the security of that data," added Kent. She added that the government should comprehend its cyber systems and capacities to prevent potential cyber attacks.

The government also intends to employ chief data officers, organizations and teams to boost its cyber workforce.

“We know we have some of the most talented people and most challenging missions here in government. Industry is tapping these people," noted Kent.

About the Wash100

The Wash100 award, now in its sixth year, recognizes the most influential executives in the GovCon industry as selected by the Executive Mosaic team in tandem with online nominations from the GovCon community. Representing the best of the private and public sector, the winners demonstrate superior leadership, innovation, reliability, achievement and vision.

Visit the Wash100 site to learn about the other 99 winners of the 2019 Wash100 Award. On the site, you can submit your 10 votes for the GovCon executives of consequence that you believe will have the most significant impact in 2019.

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