South Dakota CIO discusses state's COVID response, plus how pandemic has forced state to expedite IT modernization along with rethinking old model business, and incorporating new model of IT-business alignment.
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.
Federal News Network has confirmed that Jose Arrieta told senior leadership he would be leaving the agency after only 16 months.
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.
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.
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.
Thanks to technology preparedness and staffing, Montana's CIO has been overseeing the state's COVID-19 response from a cabin just outside Glacier National Park.
The chief data officer role compares to CIOs' Y2K responsibilities, requiring significant relationship building across the enterprise when statutory authority may be lacking.
Sonny Bhagowalia, the deputy assistant commissioner and deputy CIO, will be take over for Landfried in the interim.
Federal News Network asked 10 members of the federal IT community to offer comments and insights about the impact Federal CIO Suzette Kent has had on the government over the last two-plus years.