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.Read More »
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.
The Office of Management and Budget has awarded the first round of funds totaling $45 million to help federal government organizations modernize information technology systems. The departments of Housing and Urban Development, Energy and Agriculture have secured initial funding awards under the Technology Modernization Fund, the Office of the Federal CIO said Thursday. HUD received $20 million …Read More »
President Donald Trump has announced plans to appoint Suzette Kent, a principal for financial services at professional services firm EY, as federal chief information officer, the White House reported Friday. Nextgov also reported that Kent will be the fourth federal CIO and will help oversee cybersecurity policies and other federal …Read More »
Cisco’s Kapil Bakshi: Govt CIOs’ 2016 Resolutions Should Include Tech Areas for Digital Transformation
Kapil Bakshi, a systems engineer at Cisco, wrote in a guest piece published Wednesday on Nextgov that federal CIOs should focus efforts on technology areas that work to support government digitization and CIO empowerment. “[Government] CIOs need to think strategically about the mission and role of the IT department to …Read More »
A new MeriTalk study says nearly 80 percent of federal information technology managers believe the value of IT within their agencies is likely to improve with the implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. The report titled “A FITARA Future – What’s Next?” is based on an online poll …Read More »
Federal CIO Tony Scott has said cultural resistance is a challenge that hinders the advancement of agile information technology practices in the federal government, Fedscoop reported Tuesday. Scott told a Partnership for Public Service event audience agencies still use the waterfall model for software development even as the General Service Administration’s 18F group and …Read More »
Ann Dunkin, chief information officer of the Environmental Protection Agency, has called on government agencies to focus more on ways to safeguard critical data and networks from breaches and other cyber attacks in an interview with Federal News Radio posted Monday. “We’re not ready to give up on protecting our perimeter, but …Read More »
Federal Chief Information Officer Tony Scott has said that updates to existing information technology infrastructures pose a challenge to federal agencies, FCW reported Tuesday. “All of us are being asked to take technology that was designed and largely figured out in the ’80s and ’90s, some of it in the ’60s, …Read More »
Federal CIO Tony Scott told audience at a Brocade-sponsored forum held Wednesday in Washington that government agencies must work to prevent the number of security breaches from growing further, Nextgov reported Wednesday. Frank Konkel writes Scott said he believes adoption of a risk-based approach is the “right way” to assess …Read More »