CenturyLink became the first supplier to receive authority to operate (ATO) under the General Services Administration’s 15-year, $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program. EIS is an indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) program that provides federal agencies with the flexibility and agility to migrate to modern communications and IT services that meet strict government security standards.Read More »
John Sherman, chief information officer of the U.S. intelligence community, said expanding and modernizing the IC’s information technology environment are his top priorities with intelligence agencies in 2019, FedScoop reported on Friday. The “second epoch” of ICITE seeks intelligence integration and innovation, Sherman said at the recent AFCEA IC IT Day.Read More »
The U.S. Army plans to implement enterprise-as-a-service as the initial step towards network modernization, with possible partnerships with the U.S. Air Force and the U.S. Navy, FCW reported Friday. Col. Jeth Rey, director of operations at the Army's Cyber Command, said at an Armed Forces Communications and Electronics Association event that the branch's new network approach will involve more contractor services.
The U.S. Navy plans to further implement artificial intelligence boosting readiness and establish new offices to guide the effort, AFCEA reported Friday. Adm. Christopher Grady, commander of the U.S. Fleet Forces, said at the AFCEA-USNI West 2019 Conference that the effort intends to reform the service branch's readiness approach.Read More »
A new watchdog report shows the U.S. Government Publishing Office failed to implement a policy or a contingency plan to run its information technology infrastructure following a disaster. The agency is at risk of losing access to critical data and IT systems when hit by any disruption due to lack of emergency planning, the GPO inspector general said in the report issued Thursday.Read More »
Federal technology expert Christine Calvosa has been appointed as the official chief information officer for the U.S. Federal Communications Commission. Calvosa has served as acting CIO for over a year. She joined FCC in 2014 from the Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, where she worked as chief technology officer, FCC said Friday.Read More »
The Department of Defense’s inspector general said there's a growing interest across the Pentagon to conduct another agency-wide audit following the first assessment that found pervasive weaknesses, Federal News Network reported Thursday. Carmen Malone, deputy assistant IG for audit and financial management readiness at DoD, said defense officials now understand the impact of the audit.Read More »
The Department of the Navy looks to establish a new executive role to address information technology and data matters, Federal News Network reported Monday. Richard Spencer, secretary of the Navy, said the future assistant secretary for information management would have a larger role compared to a standard chief information officer.Read More »