In other news, GSA lost its CTO to the private sector, but gained a deputy CIO from inside government, while the director of the cyber threat center ended her tour.
The Department of Health and Human Services expects artificial intelligence will help ensure it’s paying the lowest price possible for bulk purchases of everyday items like copy paper and medical examination gloves.
The Trump administration plans to take a closer look at recruiting entry-level talent and retraining the existing IT workforce in the coming months as part of its strategy to stand up its IT modernization agenda.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent says a White House summit with tech leaders this week touched on ways to get the most out of the federal government’s huge stores of data.
The last mini-shutdown may have felt to many like the tremors before an earthquake, according to Federal News Radio’s Tom Temin.
Suzette Kent comes to the administration after spending the two-plus years as a principal with Ernst & Young in the financial services office.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation took a deep dive on nearly 500 “.gov” websites and found that 91 percent received a failing grade on at least one category.
FEMA’s David Grant announced he’s retiring in January after 34 years of federal service, while Kevin Gates is leaving the House Armed Services Committee.
Sonny Bhagowalia, the Treasury Department’s chief information officer, has moved to the Bureau of Fiscal Service to work on cyber and IT projects. But some say he may be the first of many career CIOs who will be moved out of their positions in the coming months or year.
The players have taken their seats. They’re tuning their instruments. Now where’s the Trump administration’s IT conductor?