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Federal CIO Says Agencies Doing Well in Seven Cybersecurity Performance Indicators

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said that federal agencies are performing well on seven cybersecurity key performance indicators outlined under the President’s Management Agenda, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. Kent, however, did not specify in which cybersecurity KPIs agencies were showing improvement. The PMA lists 10 indicators grouped under three categories.

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Ken Rogers: State Dept. Eyes Cloud Optimization Approach

Ken Rogers, deputy chief information officer for business management and planning at the State Department, has said that his agency intends to begin consolidating its various cloud services contracts using enterprise licensing next year as part of an effort to optimize its approach to cloud technology. Rogers noted that this approach allows the department to move its clients “to that software-as-a-service layer where they can have a lighter lift,” reduce the time they spend on modernizing applications, “create efficiencies… remove some of the friction” and potentially bring about significant savings, Federal News Radio reported Thursday.

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Army Eyes New Tech Platforms, Industry Partnerships to Manage Installations; Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham Comments

Lt. Gen. Gwen Bingham, assistant chief of staff for installation management at the U.S. Army, has said the service branch looks to implement cloud computing, big data analytics and artificial intelligence technologies to help increase operational efficiency at installations. Bingham oversees policies, resources and resources for the Army’s installation services and infrastructure, the service …

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DoD to Consider Interoperability, Cost, Security in Cloud IT Procurement

The Defense Department is considering security, cost, interoperability and user friendliness as key factors in the procurement of a cloud-based information technology platform, DoD News reported Thursday. Dana White, Pentagon’s chief spokesperson, told reporters Thursday the department will conduct a full and open competition for its Joint Enterprise Defense Infrastructure acquisition …

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Report: DHS Plans Govt Internet Connection Program Revamp to Facilitate Cloud Adoption

The Department of Homeland Security aims to update the Trusted Internet Connection  program to account for cloud computing and cybersecurity initiatives across the federal government, FCW reported Tuesday. The TIC 3.0 update is intended to guide agencies amid a continued increase in cloud adoption efforts and mobile device usage. Mark Bunn, a program manager …

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New DOJ Guide Urges Prosecutors to Seek Data Access Directly From Enterprise Users

The Justice Department has released new guidelines advising prosecutors to work directly with businesses when they need access to those enterprises’ data, instead of going through cloud service providers. Neal Suggs, Microsoft vice president and deputy general counsel, wrote in a blog post published Thursday that the guideline also describes practical considerations on the …

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Deloitte-GBC Survey: 1 in 3 Federal Managers Saw No Noticeable Impact From Govt Cloud Strategy

A survey conducted by Deloitte and the Government Business Council has found that 33 percent of senior-level federal employees believe cloud computing has had no noticeable impact on their agencies’ operations. The “Mastering the Migration: A Candid Survey of Federal Leaders on the State of Cloud Computing” report covered responses from 328 feds …

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Report: DOT CTO Maria Roat to Join SBA as CIO

Maria Roat, Transportation Department chief technology officer, will join the Small Business Administration as chief information officer on Oct. 3, Nextgov reported Tuesday. Roat led DoT’s adoption of cloud computing, data management and enterprise technology approaches to support the department’s operations and service delivery. She is also a former director of the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program. …

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