• Navy gives its new CIO wide discretion to make changes, starting with the basics

    Aaron Weis formally became the Department of the Navy’s new chief information officer this week. The leaders of four new directorates he’ll oversee have also been hired, and are expected to be in place by mid-month.

  • Governor, Lt. Gov. and CIO collaborate on InnovateOhio Program

    InnovateOhio calls for more effective data sharing among agencies, an easy-to-use website, a sophisticated identity and access management system and completion of data center consolidation initiative by early next year.

  • For cybersecurity, try housecleaning

    Lots of potential for reducing the attack surfaces lies in getting rid of forgotten and unknown devices that remain connected.

  • IT Modernization Fund has 50-50 shot of getting passed, oversight experts say

    A legislative assistant for Rep. Will Hurd (R-Texas), one of the key players on the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, said members are warming to the administration’s idea to develop a $3.1 billion IT Modernization Fund. But he said some members of Congress are debating other alternatives to the fund.

  • Expect more legislative oversight, different FITARA grading this year

    Congress’ first round of report cards on agencies’ progress with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act is only the beginning. Agencies can expect more reports from the Government Accountability Office this year, plus a few changes to way they’re graded and evaluated on FITARA implementation.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    Federal chief financial officers are fighting an epic battle over ceding budgetary turf to chief information officers. The Federal Information Technology Reform Act (FITARA) is now law. It gives CIOs control over agency IT budgets. The Office of Management and Budget is working with agencies to implement FITARA, and that’s sparked the reaction from the CFOs. In his biweekly feature, “Inside the Reporter’s Notebook,” executive editor Jason Miller writes about this long-simmering turf battle. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to explain.

  • Jamison Cush, Chief Editor, TechTarget’s Technology Guide

    It may be called the Consumer Electronics Show, but the annual Las Vegas event has a lot to offer the government. From smart watches to faster phones to the Internet of things, there’s plenty for enterprise CIOs to keep an eye on. Jamison Cush is the Executive Editor at Tech Target. He took a break from perusing the CES showroom floor to join Tom Temin on the Federal Drive and explain what’s caught his eye.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    The departments of Commerce and Labor have quietly reconfigured the position of their respective Chief Information Officers. In many respects, the agencies are headed in opposite directions. In his biweekly feature, Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, executive editor Jason Miller tells us about the changes. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to discuss.

  • Vicki Schmanske, Lockheed Martin

    It’s been a little over a year since Lockheed Martin opened the doors to its continuous diagnostics and mitigation lab. Since then, Lockheed has been conducting workshops with chief information security officers, security operations center managers, and cyber analysts. Vicki Schmanske is the vice president of IT and Security Solutions at Lockheed Martin. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, she explained the threat landscape and what the DHS Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program can do for agencies looking to secure their enterprise networks.

  • Scott Cameron, Executive Advisor, R3 Government Solutions, LLC

    Chief information officers have a foot on two logs. They have to deal with the fast-changing technology that underpins so many government operations. At the same time, they need good management skills as high-level executives. The American Council for Technology and Industry Advisory Council (ACT-IAC) has a new study of what skills and duties future CIOs should have. Scott Cameron is executive advisor at R3 Solutions. He joined Tom Temin and Emily Kopp on the Federal Drive to discuss why they conducted the study.