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Air Force Boosting Contractor Work in IT Modernization

The U.S. Air Force launched a pilot program allowing private companies to handle information technology-related tasks assigned to service members, C4ISRNet reported Friday. The Enterprise IT as a Service program comes as part of the ongoing reorganization for the service. 

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Senate Confirms James Gfrerer as VA’s Information, Technology Leader

James Gfrerer, President Trump’s nominee for assistant secretary of information and technology at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has received senate confirmation to fill the role, FCW reported Thursday. He holds years of cybersecurity experience, having previously contributed to Ernst and Young, the U.S. Marine Corps and various interagency programs.

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Report: FY 2018 NDAA Amendments Direct DoD CIO to Set IT Standards, Review Budgets

Congress provided the chief information officer at the Department of Defense with additional authorities and responsibilities through new provisions that took effect Tuesday, Jan. 1, as part of the fiscal 2018 defense authorization measure, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. The amendments would direct the DoD CIO to develop, publish and adopt standards for all cyber and information technology capabilities that operate on networks of service branches and defense agencies.

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USAF to Implement New Office for ISR-IT Activities; Bill Marion Quoted

The U.S. Air Force is restructuring its information technology office to include new components that would assist the service's chief information officer in the area of intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance, C4ISRNet reported Tuesday. A new combined intelligence/IT office and a corresponding deputy CIO would take up duties divided from the primary CIO's responsibilities.

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Dave Powner: FITARA Scorecard Helps Elevate CIO Role

Dave Powner, a 16-year Government Accountability Office veteran, told FedTech in an interview published Tuesday that the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act scorecard has provided agency chief information officers authority to oversee IT modernization and security efforts. “We have plenty of acquisitions that have failed, we have plenty of operations that need to improve, and I think elevating that position and making it a real CIO position at more and more agencies is extremely important,” said Powner, former director of IT management issues at GAO.

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Bill Marion: Air Force Aims to Unify Data, IT, Business Systems via CIO Restructuring

Bill Marion, deputy chief information officer at the U.S. Air Force, has said the service’s move to elevate the CIO role as part of a restructuring effort seeks to bring together information technology, data and business, Federal News Network reported Friday. His remarks came following the appointment of Matt Donovan, the branch’s undersecretary, as permanent CIO at the Air Force in addition to his role as chief management officer.
 

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Jeanette Manfra: DHS Aims to Strengthen Cyber Workforce

Jeanette Manfra, a cybersecurity official at the Department of Homeland Security, told Federal News Network in an interview published Tuesday that DHS prioritizes efforts to build up its cyber workforce through education. Manfra, assistant secretary for the national protection and programs directorate at DHS’ office of cybersecurity and communications, said her office will assess this month whether personnel need to undergo the Federal Virtual Training Environment and other courses.

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VA Appoints IT Vet Paul Tibbits as Electronic Health Record Program Executive Director

Paul Tibbits, former program executive officer for financial management business transformation at the Department of Veterans Affairs, has been promoted to executive director for the VA’s Office of Electronic Health Record Modernization, Federal News Network reported Monday.

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LaVerne Council: Agency CIOs Should Build ‘Digital Trust’ Through Employee Engagement

LaVerne Council, national managing principal for enterprise technology strategy and innovation at Grant Thornton, told Federal News Radio in an interview published Tuesday that agency chief information officers seeking to establish trust within their departments should integrate mission goals with data-based information technology strategies. Council, former CIO at the Department of Veterans Affairs, noted that agency CIOs should start with their employees when it comes to building "digital trust."

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