Federal CIO Suzette Kent Cites IT Security Priorities for FY 2020

Suzette Kent
Suzette Kent

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and a 2019 Wash100 Award recipient, outlined the current administration’s information technology security priorities for fiscal year 2020 during her keynote speech at CyberTalks Thursday, FedScoop reported. She said cybersecurity is considered by the Trump administration as a “high priority” and is "embedded" in its IT modernization efforts.

Kent mentioned other priorities in the “execution agenda” for FY 2020, including federal identity and access management; increased information sharing and enterprise cyber risk management; the Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy and other talent development efforts; and automated continuous monitoring.

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