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State Department Advances Enterprise Data Management; Janice deGarmo Quoted

Janice deGarmo

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Department of State has worked to quickly improve different arms of the State Department that were redundant and gathered the same COVID-19 data, when the process could be streamlined with advanced technologies and policies. The department has made recent efforts to simultaneously improve its software for collecting and storing data and its governance of the process.

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Maria Roat, Deputy Federal CIO, Discusses Federal IT Modernization

Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer (CIO) and 2020 Wash100 Award recipient, recently discussed how developing emerging technologies, such as quantum computing, could invalidate encryption methodologies in the future. She added that federal systems must evolve to support innovation. Roat noted that investing in modern zero-trust security architectures and flexible, scalable cloud-solutions is essential to agencies. 

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David Egts, Red Hat Director & Chief Technologist, to Join Expert Panel During Potomac Officers Club’s Secure IT Modernization in Today’s Environment Virtual Event on Aug 26th

David Egts

David Egts, director and chief technologist of the Red Hat’s North American public sector, will serve on the expert panel during Potomac Officers Club’s Secure IT Modernization in Today’s Environment Virtual Event on August 26th. Click here to register for the Secure IT Modernization in Today’s Environment Virtual Event.

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Stuart McGuigan Named Permanent State Department CIO

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Stuart McGuigan, former chief information officer of Johnson & Johnson, has been appointed as CIO of the State Department and head of the Bureau of Information Resource Management, Federal News Network reported Tuesday. McGuigan will replace acting CIO Karen Mummaw, who will retire in April after 31 years of service at State.

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