Multiple sources say Chris Liddell, the assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, and Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, brought in CIOs one after another to get a handle on priorities, challenges and opportunities in each agency and governmentwide.
President Donald Trump signed an executive order establishing the American Technology Council to transform and modernize the federal government’s information technology and how it uses and delivers digital services.
The White House kicked off tech week by hosting 18 private sector technology leaders from companies such as Amazon, Apple and Google at the American Technology Council meeting.
The White House hosted a summit to educate agencies on how to implement Technology Business Management standards to improve the line of sight from dollars spent to value obtained.
Sonny Bhagowalia, the Treasury Department’s chief information officer, has moved to the Bureau of Fiscal Service to work on cyber and IT projects. But some say he may be the first of many career CIOs who will be moved out of their positions in the coming months or year.
The White House’s American Technology Council is seeking comments on its draft plan to move agencies off legacy IT.
USDA will be the first agency to work with GSA and the Office of American Innovation to get rid of legacy systems.
Following the recent rollback of telework agreements at the Education and Agriculture departments, two D.C.-area lawmakers have introduced legislation aimed at protecting and expanding existing agency telework agreements.