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.
Sean Brune, the CIO for SSA, said IT developers and business leaders are working closer than ever to revamp legacy systems.
Stuart McGuigan, who was the chief information officer at the State Department for the last two years before leaving on Jan. 20, said a recent application summit drew more than 800 attendees from across the department who want to develop new software capabilities.
Russ Roberts, the TSA chief information officer, said the digital services team and the move to DevSecOps will become more important as TSA brings in new touchless and identity vetting capabilities.
In her first public statements since the Nov. 23 decision to ascertain the election results, Emily Murphy, the GSA administrator, explained her thinking behind the decision and how she prepared for it and dealt with the noise that came from it.
Findings suggest that state governments for most part have a solid cybersecurity foundation and are making strides in improving IT modernization efforts.
Rob Baker, the command information officer for the Naval Facilities Engineering Systems Command, said the use of a private cloud enclave helps keep control systems safe from cyber vulnerabilities.
Dr. Gladys Brignoni, Chief Learning Officer and director of force readiness command for the Coast Guard, and Brian Burns, deputy assistant commandant for command, control, communications and computers and IT C4IT and the deputy Chief Information Officer for the Coast Guard, say the service accelerated its approach to training and technology modernization because of the coronavirus pandemic.
Melissa Netram, the chief innovation officer of the Commodity Futures Trading Commission and the director of LabCFTC, said the lab is taking a multi-pronged approach to finding and promoting innovation in the financial sector.
Rona Bunn, the acting chief information officer at the International Trade Administration in the Commerce Department, said the launch of a new website is part of how the agency is making interaction with its customers integrated and seamless.
Mike Sydla, the division director for Information Management Resources at Naval Sea Systems Command’s Industrial Operations, said the coronavirus pandemic helped accelerate some parts of the IT modernization journey.
Jeff Kleck, the director of the cyber portfolio for the Defense Innovation Unit at the Defense Department, said the organization and the Air Force are testing out three software tools using advanced technologies to sort through cyber threats.