Kevin Cox, the outgoing program manager of the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program at CISA, said CISA has implemented the cyber dashboard at 13 CFO Act agencies and plans to provide it to all agencies later this year.
Nicolas Chaillan, the Air Force’s chief software officer, said rebalancing the contractor-federal employee ratio is important to ensure the right oversight continues without delaying the delivery of software.
The Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) saw a huge increase in reuse of cloud security packages in fiscal 2020 and the program management office is taking steps to make it easier in 2021 and beyond.
Lisa Costa, the chief information officer of the Special Operations Command in the Defense Department, said her office is offering a DevSecOps-as-a-service approach to make it easier to push capabilities out securely.
The working group over the last year-plus interviewed industry, academia, federal, state and local government agencies and other experts to receive demonstrations to identify capabilities and determine test bed suitability for use by the federal government of test labs.
Joe Castle, a recent PhD graduate from Virginia Tech, who studied federal technology policy and open source software, and is a federal employee, said culture, public engagement, structural factors and organizational location are all drivers for why an agency would share open source code.
Jack Gumtow, the Defense Intelligence Agency’s chief information officer, said his office is leading three levels of effort to modernize the Joint Worldwide Intelligence Communication System (JWICS).
Two agencies are trying to streamline and reduce the burden of cybersecurity processes in an effort to get capabilities to the mission areas faster.
Greg Garcia recently retired after 38 years in government where spent the last two-plus years as the deputy CIO of the Army.
Dave Bottom, the SEC’s chief information officer, said a new IT cost manager will review and analyze the agency’s spending on cloud services on a day-by-day basis.
Brian Goodger, the program manager for CIO-SP4 and acting director of NITAAC, said the final solicitation for the health IT services governmentwide acquisition contract should be out mid-to-late March.
Matthew Shallbetter, the director of security design and innovation at the Department of Health and Human Services, is searching for cyber tools and software to help keep HHS ahead of potential and real threats.
GSA’s Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) program saw $14 billion in task orders last year and expects the use of the contracts only to increase this year.
Mark Forman, the former administrator for e-government and IT at OMB and Gloria Parker, a former CIO at HUD, helped author a new white paper from the Partnership for Public Service to further accelerate IT modernization.