The Trump administration is considering closing the State Department’s Office of Global Criminal Justice.
One professor argues that part of the problem with outmoded technology is outmoded thinking. Kevin DeSouza, associate dean for research at the College of Public Service at Arizona State University, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more on his latest Tech Tank article.
Innovation can be hard to define, especially in something as stodgy as the federal government. But you know it when you see it. A study sponsored by the IBM Center for the Business of Government found lots of obstacles to innovation in federal agencies, but also lots of successes. Greg Dawson is senior faculty associate in the school for public affairs at Arizona State University and Jim Denford heads the management and economics department at the Royal Military College of Canada. They did the research and authored the report. Federal Drive with Tom Temin asked them to define innovation. Dawson speaks first.
Information technology is making real-time data more readily available. Through dashboards, scorecards and heat maps, chief information officers and their tech staffs can make more informed decisions faster. But things like performance and innovation of the CIO shop itself can be tougher to measure. Kevin Desouza is an associate dean for research at the College of Public Service and Community Solutions at Arizona State University. He interviewed more than two dozen government CIOs to understand the trends, and joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to share the results.
The number of cyber attacks against the federal government is up almost 800 percent since 2006. And the Government Accountability Office said that trend is accelerating. Kevin Desouza is associate dean for research at the College of Public Programs, and professor for the School of Public Affairs at Arizona State University. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said the vast majority of public agencies lack a clear cybersecurity plan.
New research shows departments do not incorporate cybersecurity efforts into their goals and objectives, said Kevin Desouza, the associate dean for research at the college of public programs at Arizona State University and a non-resident senior fellow of Governance Studies at the Brookings Institution.
A new advisory council will provide Commerce and other agencies with ideas for how the government can help push federally-funded technologies into the commercial marketplace. Locke said his agency will do its part by speeding up the patent process to one year and get certain grant funding out in 30 days. Commerce also is working with NIH and NSF on the i6 Challenge where $12 million is available for companies to commercialize technologies.