Federal agencies are launching reskilling programs to provide employees new career opportunities in the field of information technology, Federal News Network reported Wednesday. Dorothy Aronson, chief information officer at the National Science Foundation, said NSF is overseeing a pilot to assess an online learning platform, Udacity, to help volunteers from agencies learn the skills needed to become data scientists or data analysts.Read More »
Jose Arrieta, associate deputy assistant secretary for acquisition of the Department of Health and Human Services, has been confirmed as HHS' next chief information officer, FCW reported Thursday. He confirmed his appointment at the Association for Federal Information Resources Management's Leadership Awards event that took place Thursday.Read More »
Gina Garza, chief information officer at the Internal Revenue Service, will step down from the role at the end of May, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. A spokeswoman from the agency announced Garza's impending retirement. Nancy Sieger, deputy CIO for filing season and tax reform at IRS, will succeed Garza in the role.Read More »
Lytwaive Hutchinson, former vice director of the Defense Information Systems Agency’s Joint Service Provider, has been appointed to serve as the Federal Emergency Management Agency's chief information officer, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. She succeeds Adrian Gardner who will go on to serve as executive director of recovery communications technology within FEMA's Caribbean Area Division.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.Read More »
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.
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.Read More »