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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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Suzette Kent: Gov’t ‘United’ in Prioritizing AI Implementation

Suzette Kent, federal chief information officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner, said the White House is focusing on deploying artificial intelligence to simplify manual functions and support information technology modernization efforts, Federal Times reported Tuesday.  AI can do manual jobs with a lower margin of error and less time while also creating new positions, Kent told attendees at the AI World Government Conference in Washington, D.C.

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NASCIO Members, Federal Agencies Discuss Cyber Issues at 2019 DC Fly-In

Members of the National Association of State Chief Information Officers met with key federal agencies as well as Federal CIO and 2019 Wash100 Award recipient Suzette Kent during the organization's D.C. Fly-In in event Washington, D.C., NASCIO said on Wednesday. NASCIO members engaged with officials from the FBI's Criminal Justice Information Services unit, General Services Administration, Internal Revenue Service Office of Safeguards and First Responder Network Authority to discuss issues such as the standardization of federal cybersecurity policy.

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OMB Officials Say Office of Federal CIO Continues to Uphold Transparency

Matthew Cornelius, senior technology and cybersecurity adviser at the Office of Management and Budget, said the office of the federal chief information officer within OMB continues to promote transparency, Nextgov reported Monday. “This OMB—and Suzette Kent, my boss—have been very adamant about us being transparent and open in the policymaking process,” Cornelius said at an Association for Federal Information Resources Management-hosted event in response to reports that OFCIO was in turmoil.

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Suzette Kent: Public Trust is Next Priority for Federal Tech Modernization

Federal Chief Information Officer and 2019 Wash100 Award winner Suzette Kent said the administration’s modernization efforts for 2019 include building public trust with new technologies supporting government operations, such as automation and artificial intelligence, Nextgov reported Wednesday. She said the effort comes as the government already made progress in updating policies supporting federal digital transformation. 

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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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House Passes 2018 Federal CIO Reauthorization Bill; Will Hurd Quoted

The House of Representatives passed a bill to reauthorize the federal chief information officer in a move to fortify the nation's cybersecurity. The Federal CIO Authorization Act of 2018 would grant the executive with authority to report directly to the Office of Management and Budget's director as a presidential appointee, Rep. Will Hurd, R-Texas said Friday.

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Former White House Cybersecurity Lead Joshua Moses to Join PwC

Joshua Moses, former cybersecurity chief for the Office of Management and Budget at the White House, left the public sector to join London-based PwC as the director of cybersecurity strategy and risk, Nextgov reported Friday. He served the White House for three and a half years working directly with federal CIO Suzette Kent and federal CISO Grant Schneider to create cybersecurity policy and performance and risk management for the federal government. Moses also held key program management roles at the departments of Defense, Justice and Treasury.

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First Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy Launched to Build Govt’s Cyber Defense

The Department of Education, the Office of Management and Budget and the CIO Council have established the first Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy to provide federal employees hands-on training on cybersecurity. The council said Friday the program is part of President Trump’s Management Agenda and the new Government Reform Plan. The first class of the academy is open to government employees not working on information technology-related tasks. The three-month curriculum includes three training courses with a boot camp and certification tests to prepare new cyber defense analysts.

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