Greg Garcia, the deputy CIO and chief data officer for the Army, and Eileen Vidrine, the Air Force’s CDO, are finding ways to increase the value of data that is leading to better decisions and cost savings.
Ryan Woodward, the Director of the Franchise Budget Office for Infrastructure Operations in the Office of Information and Technology at VA, said the agency has spent the last few years learning how to apply Technology Business Management (TBM) standards and now are starting to see the results of that effort.
Lauren Knausenberger, the chief transformation officer for the Air Force, said commercial network and cloud services will ensure the service stays modern, secure and can adapt to the ever-changing challenges.
Shane Barney, the chief Information Security Officer at USCIS, and Togi Andrews, the CISO at FEMA, say automation and reskilling of the workforce is part of how they are evolving their security operations centers.
Jenny Rone, the assistant inspector general for data science at the Department of Agriculture, and Larry Koskinen, the chief risk officer for the Department of Housing and Urban Development, are turning to pilots to use data in new ways and gain support throughout the agency.
Roger Greenwell, the chief information officer, the authoring official and risk management executive at DISA, said the agency is focused on understanding where the cyber threats are, how does it take that information and make sure they are addressing those key protection priorities.
Matt Goodrich, the former director of the cloud security program known as FedRAMP and now is a principal solutions engineer and security specialist at Salesforce, said he survived personal and professional attacks by his own stubbornness and the fact what his team was doing was right.
GSA and the Energy Department are trying to come up with approaches to bring down the ever-growing risk of cyber attacks to technology systems.
Gary Barlet, the chief information officer of the Postal Service’s inspector general’s office, and Dorothy Aronson, the CIO of the National Science Foundation, say they both spent the last several years preparing their individual agencies for the move to the cloud and use of advanced analytical capabilities.
CISA's Jeanette Manfra said her office has talked with 50 agencies, cloud and network vendors and others to create guidance to help agencies more easily meet the Trusted Internet Connections requirements.
Suzette Kent, the federal chief information officer, said agencies have been lining up internal resources all summer to begin tackling the goals of the Federal Data Strategy.
Dr. John Zangardi, the DHS chief information officer, said he is streamlining the authority to operate (ATO) cyber process to help components move applications to the cloud faster without giving up any of the security rigor required.
Renata Spinks, the Cyber Technology Officer for the Marine Corps, said the corps is trying to ensure its mobile devices balance risk with usability.
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.