Mia Jordan, the CIO at the Agriculture Department’s Rural Development bureau, is leaving after 10 years to become the CIO at the Education Department’s Federal Student Aid Office.
Grant Schneider, the federal chief information security officer, is leaving federal service after almost 28 years, including the last two in his current role.
Guy Cavallo, the SBA deputy chief information officer, will become the principal deputy CIO at OPM starting on Sept. 14.
Dr. Amy Abernethy, the principal deputy commissioner and acting chief information officer of the Food and Drug Administration, said the agency is looking at common use cases and creating cloud-based package services to give the internal customers the majority of the capabilities they need.
Federal News Network has confirmed that Jose Arrieta told senior leadership he would be leaving the agency after only 16 months.
Grant Schneider, the federal chief information security officer, said the Federal Acquisition Security Council continues to work on its interim final rule detailing how it will share supply chain risk information with government and industry.
The Agriculture Department's Office of Chief Information Officer has implemented a hiring freeze and is offering early retirements to eligible IT specialists. The initiatives are part of a workforce "restructuring" effort to support USDA's ongoing IT modernization transformation, the department said.
Christie Canaria, the Small Business Innovation Research program director at the National Cancer Institute and a finalist for the Women in Technology leadership award, said her role in helping small business successful navigate the Small Business Innovation Research program depends bring an assortment of ideas to the table.
The House Oversight and Reform Subcommittee on government operations released the 10th Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard and no agency received a “F” or “D” grade for the first time.
House Majority Leader Steny Hoyer (D-Md.) suggested giving the IRS $2 billion under the Technology Modernization Fund and then letting agencies use the savings from the tax agency for other projects.
Nicolas Chaillan, the Air Force’s chief software officer, said the service is testing its cloud native access point approach through Platform One with the F-35 and Ground Based Strategic Deterrent (GBSD) teams.
Jeff Clines became South Dakota CIO during the the crucible of the COVID-19 pandemic outbreak. The cabinet position, full operational authority and the governor's keen executive sponsorship played a large part in his decision. The state's culture has led to success of the their reaction o the pandemic.
Montana CIO Tim Bottenfield took the job in 2019 and has orchestrated successful remote working environment for state employees during the pandemic. Montana will complete the retirement of its mainframe infrastructure over the next 12 months.
Suzette Kent, who recently left after more than two years as the federal CIO, said lawmakers need to reconsider how they fund technology modernization efforts so they are not just a one-year effort.