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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.Read more
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 National Cybersecurity Strategy outlines excellent high-level concepts that aim to modernize the federal government’s cybersecurity approach, recognizing the need for collaboration from both the public and private sectors. However, there are still uncertainties about how quickly and effectively these ideas can be implemented.
While the federal contracting world was worrying about a giant but slow-moving contractor cybersecurity requirement from the Defense Department, Veterans Affairs went ahead with a doozy of its own.
The new organization that’s now leading technology strategy for the Office of the Secretary of Defense’s 19,000 employees thinks it has a workable plan to start treating OSD’s 17 disparate components as a coherent IT enterprise.
The State Department, facing a historic increase in passport applicants, is looking to ramp up hiring and modernize its IT systems to drive down wait times.
The Veterans Benefits Administration is looking to accelerate its use of automation tools this summer, to keep pace with its workload and break new records on the number of claims it can process in a year.
For the second year, the State Department has recognized employees who enable better use of data in the art of diplomacy. Data for diplomacy is both an awards program and a part of the department’s modernization plan. This year’s group award went to people in the Bureau of Conflict and Stabilization Operations for their work in a program called the Conflict Observatory.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Defense Department is warning security clearance holders to watch out for a sophisticated phishing email.
The agency expects to have all its grants assistance programs available through the FEMA GO platform by April 2024.