Dominic Cussatt, deputy chief information officer at the Department of Veterans Affairs, told Government Matters in a video interview that aired Sunday about VA’s information technology modernization priorities. He discussed how VA deploys Cerner’s electronic health record system to replace the Veterans Information Systems and Technology Architecture.Read More »
Alan Chvotkin, an executive vice president and counsel at the Professional Services Council, has said information technology modernization, cybersecurity and the cross-agency goals in the President’s Management Agenda will help drive federal acquisition in the coming year, Federal News Network reported Monday. “There is no doubt increased focus on IT. Cybersecurity is clearly a high risk and high spend area so we think there will be a lot of business opportunities,” Chvotkin said.
Matt Cutts Named Permanent US Digital Service Administrator, Eddie Hartwig Promoted to Deputy Administrator
Matt Cutts, acting director of the U.S. Digital Service, has assumed leadership of USDS on a permanent basis, Nextgov reported Monday. Eddie Hartwig, interim deputy chief of USDS, also transitioned to the role of permanent deputy director after the Office of Management and Budget announced that the positions will have a term limit of two years and will no longer be political appointments.Read More »
The Commerce Department has begun to solicit public comments on draft practices in the proposed Federal Data Strategy that seeks to meet one of the cross-agency priority goals in the President’s Management Agenda. A Federal Register notice published Wednesday says the working groups have classified into five objectives the proposed practices in the strategy, which aims to leverage data as a “strategic asset” in order to advance transparency and facilitate oversight.Read More »
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 »
Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent has said the initial test of the National Wireless Emergency Alert System seeks to reflect the role of mobile platforms in advancing the federal government’s digital transformation efforts, MeriTalk reported Wednesday. “That in itself is a testament to how digital and mobile is a connectivity point between citizens and government,” Kent said of the first official test.Read More »
The U.S. Air Force and General Services Administration have partnered to establish a multiple-award blanket purchase agreement for government IT products.
According to a blog article written by GSA official Kay Ely published Wednesday, the IT Products BPA will help the federal government and Air Force streamline their acquisition process and reduce contract duplication.