Outdated government IT systems and processes hinder many federal and state agencies’ ability to deliver services. This fact has been well known and disturbingly unresolved, even before the COVID-19 pandemic hit.
The pandemic and resulting strain on the federal information technology infrastructure has brightened the spotlight on the need for IT modernization.
OMB released much-anticipated guidance giving agencies important direction for how they should implement the provision in the stimulus bill that lets agencies pay contractors to keep them in a state of ready.
The Defense Department signed its agreement with the CMMC Accreditation Board, kicking off the training for third-party assessors and the release of the necessary documents to help vendors prepare to meet the standards.
Suzette Kent, the Federal CIO, said daily calls with CIOs and CISOs are helping agencies overcome any technology obstacles they face in keeping the government open and missions on track.
The 2020 Defense authorization bill includes almost 1,800 pages and we found several important and interesting provisions that you should know about ranging from military cyber advisers to the possible return of lead system integrators.
In today’s Federal Newscast, the Justice Department is looking to make it easier for agencies to submit their annual Freedom of Information Act reports required by law.
Gordon Bitko, the FBI CIO, will join the trade association IT Industry Council in November as its senior vice president of policy where he serve as the chief policy strategist for the technology industry in the government and public sector market.
Gordon Bitko, the chief information officer of the FBI, said the bureau is relaying on a combination of tools, training and shared services to better manage data.
To bring some perspective to approaching modernization, cyber, and mission delivery, Federal News Network and Verizon convened a panel of federal IT practitioners to discuss these topics.