Jason Gray, the Education Department’s chief information officer, said fixing long-standing problems like laptops that took 20-to-40 minutes to boot up and log in and printer sprawl helped lay the groundwork for the next set of initiatives.
The departments of Agriculture, Commerce, Treasury, Labor and Education and the U.S. Agency for International Development asked Congress in their fiscal 2021 budget requests to use money saved from other programs for IT modernization initiatives.
In today’s Federal Newscast, two prominent universities are being investigated by the Education Department for their relationships with foreign governments.
The Education Department changed its telework policy last year, requiring most employees to show up to the office at least four days a week, which the agency justified as an effort to “enhance collaboration.”
Chief information officers at two agencies that received higher overall marks on their FITARA scorecards this year have tole members of the House Oversight and Reform Committee that efforts to move to the cloud have led to greater efficiencies and cost savings.
The Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Subcommittee on Investigations’ report on the cybersecurity at eight agencies highlights systemic problems over the last decade and offers several recommendations.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report from a Senate committee shows at least eight cabinet agencies are failing to comply with federal cybersecurity standards.
The Interior Department is the latest agency to make changes to its telework program within the past year.
At least one department is implementing a new limit on telework for some employees during the summer Metro closures. The Agriculture Department isn’t lifting its limit on telework during the Metro construction but has encouraged employees to consider flexible and alternative work schedules.
Higher ed and credit union lending show the promise and peril of federal financial involvement.