Cybersecurity awareness programs are not a one and done event, but an area of continuous and universal reinforcement. Laws may be needed to require ransomware incident reporting and perhaps prohibit ransom payment.
Public Technology Institute’s Executive Director Alan Shark provides interesting perspective on government shutdown, local government IT priorities for 2019, a comparison with NASCIO’s state priorities, and discloses merger with CompTIA.
Gone are the days where state CIOs are primarily focused on IT infrastructure. CIOs ranked communication, relationship-building and strategic thinking as the most critical leadership traits for a successful CIO. Technology expertise came in at number nine.
If the two-sided toaster revolutionized breakfast, blockchain will revolutionize just about everything in technology.
Social media, mobility, analytics and cloud form the acronym SMAC. These technologies have become embedded in the federal workplace. A report released this week examines how they are converging, and what it means for agency operations. The Federal Technology Convergence Commission is a group of industry leaders tasked with assessing the impact of SMAC convergence and making recommendations to the administration. Todd Thibodeaux, president and CEO of CompTIA, joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with more on the report.
CompTIA decides to get out of the federal sector and focus on its core capabilities.
The industry association is once again in turmoil as it gets rid of Mike Hettinger, who was brought in to stabilize the association after a tumultuous year. TechAmerica brings in two consultants, Larry Allen and Bill Greenwalt, to handle the day-to-day activities of the organization in the meantime.
The nonprofit trade association CompTIA is buying one of its public sector competitors. It’s merging with TechAmerica to boost its own public sector organization. That announcement today comes right after Friday’s announcement that TechAmerica settled a multi-million dollar lawsuit with the Information Technology Industry Council. Elizabeth Hyman, executive vice president of public policy at CompTIA, fills in In Depth with Francis Rose on the details.
CompTIA has mostly focused on education and advocacy for small and medium sized firms. By acquiring TechAmerica, the association expands its reach into more procurement and technology lobbying and education.