The new Trump administration has thrown off policies on immigration, border control, trade, federal employment, the environment and oil and gas transport. But we’ve seen nothing on information technology, on which the government spends more than $80 billion a year. Dave Wennergren, executive vice president for operations and technology at the Professional Services Council, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, said in an exit interview that the update to Circular A-130 and the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) are among the most significant accomplishments during his almost two-year tenure, which will end Jan. 17.
Cybersecurity problems are metastizing. The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity came out with a report just days before the alleged Russian election hacking and the breach of 1 billion Yahoo accounts. became news. With what these and other cyber incidents present as a challenge, Dave Wennergren, vice president of operations and technology at the Professional Services Council, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.
Results of more than 300 interviews of federal technology and acquisition experts for the Professional Services Council’s 2016 Vision conference predicts little new spending, but a lot of moving around of existing money.
Federal IT experts say it’s unclear what a Trump administration will focus on when it comes to technology policies and programs.
The success of the next president’s management agenda will largely depend on having the right senior executives to serve as champions for the administration’s goals, as well as the right performance plans to hold them accountable and drive noticeable outcomes. That’s the message the Performance Institute, along with a coalition of other federal management organizations, will send to both candidates.
Agencies have a hard time achieving innovation. Now the innovation committee of the Professional Services Council has come up with one step federal agencies can take to improve their ability to innovate. Dave Wennergren, executive vice president at the Council, shares the latest on Federal Drive with Tom Tem
Federal contractors say there is room for improvement when it comes to protecting itself and working with government in a post-OPM breach environment. That includes modernizing the bidding process, sharing more information and being ready to adapt to an ever-changing threat.
If cloud computing is so great, how come federal agencies don’t do more of it? The White House has been pushing cloud for nearly a decade. Turns out, CIOs still face a lot of challenges to cloud usage. The Professional Services Council, in a new report, spells them out together with some advice and examples of cloud success. Federal Drive with Tom Temin discussed all of this with the PSC’s Executive Vice President Dave Wennergren.
Federal IT, and now to improve it, is an industry all by itself. The latest authority to weigh in is the Professional Services Council. Together with the Technology Councils of North America and other groups, it’s issued a detailed white paper covering six principles for better federal IT. Dave Wennergren is the PSC’s executive vice president. Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin asked him about the findings, including the question of, why yet another run at IT advice.