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Stuart McGuigan Named Permanent State Department CIO

Stuart McGuigan, former chief information officer of Johnson & Johnson, has been appointed as CIO of the State Department and head of the Bureau of Information Resource Management, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. McGuigan will replace acting CIO Karen Mummaw, who will retire in April after 31 years of service at State.

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GAO: DoD Should Issue Guidance to Operationalize CMO’s Authorities, Responsibilities

A Government Accountability Office report says the Department of Defense must address three issues to fully institutionalize the responsibilities and authorities of the chief management officer to oversee the Pentagon’s business operations. GAO said in the report published on Thursday that DoD has yet to determine how the CMO will carry out its authority to direct military services on business reforms especially if there is disagreement with a department.

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FCC Issues Final Rule on CIO’s IT Responsibilities

The Federal Communications Commission introduced a final rule to direct the agency’s chief information officer to play a “significant role” in developing FCC’s information technology capabilities. The FCC CIO will play a bigger role in IT oversight, management and governance; decision-making process for budgeting, multiyear and annual planning, programming and reports related to IT; and recruitment of IT personnel, according to the document.
 

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NIH Seeking New Chief Data Science Strategist to Manage Growing Data

The National Institutes of Health is seeking a chief data science strategist to manage vast data and digital efforts for the agency, Federal News Network reported Friday. Andrea Norris, chief information officer at NIH, announced the effort at the recent AFCEA Bethesda Health IT day in Bethesda, Md. 

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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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