When federal agencies talk about IT modernization, sometimes they’re trying to find ways to upgrade hardware. But that issue is lessening the more agencies host their applications in the cloud. The more enduring modernization issue is legacy applications and the code from which they’re built.
Dave DeVries retired after 35 years in government including the last year as the chief information officer at OPM.
Sean Westbrook, a digital media manager and content writer for True North ITG, makes the case for why agencies should move to the cloud sooner than later.
The White House’s American Technology Council is seeking comments on its draft plan to move agencies off legacy IT.
Joe Kim, senior VP and global chief technology officer, SolarWinds, makes the case for why federal CIOs to better understand the hybrid network model.
The U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and the Federal Communications Commission are further along with using dev/ops to modernize applications in the cloud.
In part 2 of his column about category management, IBM’s Tim Wood details how agencies can get started.
Tim Wood, vice president and partner for the Supply Chain Management Practice, IBM Global Business Services, details how agencies can take advantage of the concept of cognitive category management to save money and drive efficiencies.
Near-weekly, worldwide cybersecurity threats underscore the importance of network, end-point, and application monitoring. Federal agencies have worked under a policy of continuous monitoring/continuous diagnostics and mitigation for a decade. But given the seemingly unending growth in attack vectors, the spread of internal infrastructure to commercial cloud providers, and the rise of insider threats – they’ve got to up the game into what might be called advanced cyber monitoring.
Two months after the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act implementation, the DATA Act is proving to not only be a source of financial accountability, but a beacon, platform, and self-help tool for managing government.
Eric Jeanmaire, the branch chief for the Verification IT Portfolio Modernization at USCIS in the Homeland Security Department, said moving to an agile approach to development delivered capabilities more quickly and more successfully.
In just over seven years, agencies have submitted more than 149,000 data sets to the data.gov portal. Of those, the Commerce and Interior departments account for more than 110,000 of them.
The federal government may be a step behind industry when it comes to IT, but it’s always the same step. It stays in the race, never quite catching up.
The White House kicked off tech week by hosting 18 private sector technology leaders from companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google at the American Technology Council meeting.