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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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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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OMB Selects 3 Federal Departments for Initial Technology Modernization Funding Round

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 …

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Trump to Name EY Principal Suzette Kent as Federal CIO

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 …

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Tony Scott: Cultural Resistance Hampers Federal Agile IT Development

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 …

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Tony Scott: IT Infrastructure Updates to Test Agencies

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, …

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