Gordon Bitko, the FBI CIO, will join the trade association IT Industry Council in November as its senior vice president of policy where he serve as the chief policy strategist for the technology industry in the government and public sector market.
Renata Spinks, the Cyber Technology Officer for the Marine Corps, said the corps is trying to ensure its mobile devices balance risk with usability.
Andrew Churchill, the vice president of federal for Qlik, said the technology and data are coming together to drive policy decisions.
Federal News Network conducted a six-month investigation exploring how the administration’s proposed merger of GSA and OPM left employees with more questions than answers and frustrated lawmakers.
Federal News Network conducted a six-month investigation on the long-term consequences of the Trump administration’s proposed merger of OPM and GSA.
Alan Thomas, the commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service, will leave his position after more than two years to return to the private sector. Julie Dunne will take over as acting FAS commissioner.
Through the CIO modernization and enterprise transformation (COMET) contract, GSA is looking for vendors to provide a host of IT services, including operations and maintenance, cloud and the continued development and support of the acquisition systems portal called beta.SAM.gov.
The Air Force’s Cloud One program faces a protest by Leidos, while the Army names a new project manager for data and the CIO Council upgrades its website for the first time since 2017.
Several recent updates to federal IT policies opened the door for OMB to consider how the concept of agile for federal regulations could work, while the IBM Center for the Business of Government and NAPA are looking at this approach too.
Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department CIO and chief data officer, said by holding both roles he can take advantage of the different authorities to make significant progress much faster in aggregate across the department.
Under the CoE initiative, the Joint AI Center and GSA will focus on JAIC’s mission of accelerating the delivery of AI-enabled capabilities, scaling the departmentwide impact of AI and synchronizing DoD AI activities to expand joint force advantages.
HUD and GSA seek vendor help to modernize electronic records management, customer experience and in setting up the chief data officer’s office under the Centers of Excellence program.
Kshemendra Paul joined the Veterans Affairs Department as its new chief data officer after spending the last almost three years at the Homeland Security Department. Meanwhile, SBA hires Bill Hunt from OMB and Labor promotes a new deputy CIO.
Michael Wooten, the administrator of the Office of Federal Procurement Policy, said his priorities are centered around building on existing efforts like category management, upskilling the workforce, unlocking technology to create innovation and harnessing acquisition data to turn it into business intelligence.