Tag Archives: Federal CIO Council

Federal CIO Clare Martorana on Governmentwide IT Modernization Plan

Clare Martorana

Clare Martorana, federal chief information officer, said her office and the Federal CIO Council have kicked off work on a new strategy for governmentwide information technology modernization. Clare Martorana said she expects the new IT modernization plan to come with a holistic approach to IT delivery across the federal government.

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Maria Roat on Federal CIO Council’s Data-Sharing Priorities

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer and a 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, has said the Federal CIO Council seeks to make investments in identity and access management as well as data-sharing protocol updates. Roat said that the council seeks to improve data-sharing across systems that handle large volumes of critical information such as the Department of Health and Human Services’ HHS Protect.

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Federal CIO Council Releases ‘Future of the Federal IT Workforce Update’

AI Workforce

A new Federal CIO Council report provides 10 recommendations on how agencies can improve the hiring process and develop the future information technology workforce. The report titled Future of the Federal IT Workforce Update suggests the development of a governmentwide special pay system for the IT workforce, transition to a competency-based classification model for all IT positions, creation of interdisciplinary procurement teams and expansion of existing pilot programs to enhance recruitment efforts. 

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Report: Agencies Introduce IT Reskilling Initiatives for Employees

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. 

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Federal CIO Council Forms Federal Mobility Group

The Federal Chief Information Officer Council has announced a new group to serve as an information sharing channel for mobile technology activities across the federal government. The Federal Mobility Group would facilitate cross-agency information sharing on mobile policy, guidance, mobile device and service procurement and federal mobility program requirements, the Federal CIO Council said Wednesday.

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OMB Issues Federal Cloud Computing Strategy; Suzette Kent Quoted

The Office of Management and Budget released the final Cloud Smart strategy on Monday to help federal agencies accelerate the adoption of cloud platforms. The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy retains the proposed programs and measures stated in the draft strategy issued in September and calls for agencies to rationalize their application portfolios to facilitate cloud adoption.

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