In today’s Federal Newscast, House and Senate Democrats push back on reports that the Trump Organization seeks to reduce its rent on the Trump Hotel in D.C. during the pandemic.
David Shive, the General Services Administration’s chief information officer, replaced former Justice Department CIO Joe Klimavicz, who retired from federal service in February, as vice chairman of the CIO Council.
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The House Science, Space and Technology subcommittee on Oversight promises to hold more hearings on the cybersecurity threat of Kaspersky Lab products to the government.
The latest data on the Federal IT Dashboard shows agencies are spending almost 71 percent of their technology budgets on operations and maintenance and less than 21 percent on development, modernization and enhancements for systems.
Digital transformation is happening across the government. Citizens are driving the rate of change through their expectations. What we’ve seen over the past few years with the growth and acceptance of the cloud, mobility, application programming interfaces (APIs) and the ability to understand user behavior like never before through data analytics, those agencies which are taking advantage of the evolutions of technology are doing a better job meeting their customers’ needs.
The General Services Administration’s Inspector General found the digital services group used unapproved software, put applications on the network without the proper authorizations and had an overall lack of management oversight or involvement that let 18F staff members basically do what they want.
David Shive, the General Services Administration’s chief information officer, is helping new Technology Transformation Service Commissioner Rob Cook adjust to the federal community while also refocusing on the agency’s IT priorities.
David Shive, who recently returned to his regular role as the GSA chief information officer after serving as acting commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service (TTS) since July, said he found a digital services organization in need of some help to mature its processes and procedures.
Rob Cook, a former Pixar software executive, will take over as the head of the Technology Transformation Service on Oct. 31.