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OMB: OPM’s Michael Rigas Named Acting Federal CIO

Michael Rigas

The Office of Management and Budget (OMB) recently confirmed that Michael Rigas, acting director of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM), has been serving as the federal chief information officer on a temporary basis since July 2020. He assumed multiple positions in the government sector, having served with the General Services Administration (GSA) and the Massachusetts Department of Veterans’ Services.

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GSA Launches Artificial Intelligence Community of Practice

The General Services Administration has launched a community of practice dedicated to the government-wide adoption of artificial intelligence technologies. GSA said Thursday its new AI CoP will aid in the federal implementation of autonomy, machine learning, robotics, computer vision, biometrics, human-computer interaction and natural language processing.

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Suzette Kent on Agencies’ Application Rationalization, Cloud Adoption Efforts

Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said government agencies are showing progress around cloud efforts for collaboration and email tools, Federal News Network reported Friday. Kent, a 2019 Wash100 winner, said on the network’s Ask the CIO that application rationalization is vital since it goes in concert with data center-related initiatives. 

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House Passes Federal CIO Reauthorization Bill After Reintroduction; Rep. Will Hurd Quoted

The House of Representatives voted to pass a bill to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer and appoint a complementary support executive. The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 aims to further secure the nation's digital infrastructure and streamline information technology reporting, the office of Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas, said Tuesday

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Reps. Will Hurd, Robin Kelly Reintroduce Federal CIO Reauthorization Bill; Hurd Quoted

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have reintroduced a bill intended to reauthorize and modify the role of the federal chief information officer. The Federal CIO Authorization Act would elevate the executive's role to that of a presidential appointee who would directly report to the Office of Management and Budget's leader, Hurd's office said Friday.

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Congressmen Introduce Bipartisan Bill to Augment Federal CIO Role; Will Hurd Quoted

Reps. Will Hurd, R-Texas, and Robin Kelly, D-Ill., have introduced a bill aiming to reauthorize the role of the federal chief information officer, and establish a clearer structure for information technology reporting in the administration.

The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 would rename the Office of E-Government to the Office of the Federal CIO, Hurd's office said Wednesday.

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A Fourth of Govt. Websites Unreachable, Survey Finds

Nearly a fourth of the domains are unreachable, according to a recent analysis of the federal government’s online portfolio. Ben Balter, a new media fellow at the Federal Communications Commission and M.B.A. candidate at George Washington University, surveyed the more-than 1,800 websites owned and operated by federal government agencies. Only …

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Former Fed CIO Kundra Reflects on Public Service in Paper

Vivek Kundra’s last day as federal chief information officer was Friday. He will serve a joint fellowship this fall at Harvard University. Kundra posted a 12-page paper on Harvard’s website Monday, covering his nearly 10-year career working in local, state and federal governments. Prior to joining the White House, Kundra …

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Former Microsoft Exec Set to be Federal CIO

Former Microsoft executive Steven VanRoekel is the next federal chief information officer, the New York Times reports. VanRoekel left Microsoft in 2009 to become managing director at the Federal Communications Commission and is currently on detail as an executive director at the Agency for International Development. VanRoekel worked at Microsoft …

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