Tag Archives: Maria Roat

Maria Roat: SBA Addresses Cyber Threats Amid Response to COVID-19 Pandemic

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Maria Roat, chief information officer at the Small Business Administration (SBA) and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said SBA’s security operations team is implementing SBA Connect authentication for new capabilities and performing penetration testing to address data security issues during the coronavirus pandemic, FedScoop reported Thursday.

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Guy Cavallo: SBA’s Cloud Adoption to Implement CDM Drives Emergence of Cyber Capabilities

Guy Cavallo, deputy chief information officer of the Small Business Administration, told Federal News Network in an interview published Thursday about SBA’s cloud migration experience as part of the implementation of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program.

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Admin Officials on Agencies’ Individual Working Capital Funds for IT Upgrades

The Modernizing Government Technology Act passed in 2017 requires federal agencies to come up with internal working capital funds to support information technology modernization initiatives and administration officials said agencies are having difficulty establishing those funds, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

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FITARA Scorecard to Implement New OMB Data Center Metrics

Kevin Walsh, Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act executive for the Government Accountability Office, said the scorecard will deploy new data center optimization metrics by the Office of Management and Budget, FCW reported Wednesday. Walsh told attendees of a recent ACT-IAC event that GAO is establishing a balance on evaluation metrics for the FITARA scorecard, which is based on publically available information.

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SBA, Visa Seek Disaster Recovery Apps via Small Business Week Hackathon

The Small Business Administration and Visa will hold a three-day hackathon that aims to encourage entrepreneurs and designers to develop applications and other platforms meant to help small businesses recover from natural disasters, FedScoop reported Monday. Participants will have access to the Visa Developer Platform and the U.S. government’s application programming interfaces to develop their apps as part of the Small Business Week hackathon that will kick off Friday, May 3, in Washington, D.C.

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