As technology has figuratively led to a shrinking of the Earth, the State Department has embraced cloud technology to streamline and organize its IT organization, the Bureau of Information Resource Management.
Federal agencies are some dozen years into concerted efforts at cloud computing adoption. Policy has evolved from the initial cloud first to the current cloud smart. And the commercial cloud services industry has also come a long way, as providers have grown from simply infrastructure hosts.
Among the reasons federal agencies should pursue multiple cloud computing strategies is simply this: Commercial clouds are not identical. They not only have varying technical offerings, they also have varying degrees of maturity and therefore suitability for what a government agency might be trying to accomplish.
The Army Corps of Engineers operates in both the military and civilian realms, whether dredging bases to maintain warship access to bases or looking after the health of dams and levees that protect cities. Its information needs match the diversity of its missions.
The Biden administration has issued several new mandates for federal agencies to prioritize and deliver enhanced government customer experiences (CX) capabilities. These mandates provide a roadmap and an opportunity for agencies to leverage digital transformation efforts and modernize CX capabilities for the constituents they serve.
Two former U.S. Patent and Trademark Office directors — one from the Obama administration and one from the Trump administration — recently formed a coalition. Its aim is to protect U.S. intellectual property, particularly from theft by China.
In today’s Federal Newscast: The Federal Energy Regulatory Commission gets high marks for its cybersecurity program. Watchdogs say mistakes and fraud led to telehealth overbilling during the pandemic. And DoD wants to know if the kids are doing all right.