Grant Schneider

  • GSA moving forward with automated contract oversight process

    In today’s Federal Newscast, the General Services Administration is fixing a shortcoming of the acquisition oversight process by using artificial intelligence.

  • Agency tech leaders want more force behind Nat’l Cybersecurity Strategy

    The White House recently released the first National Cybersecurity Strategy in 15 years. Now top tech leaders in the administration seek to put some force behind it.

  • For first time, OMB can paint the governmentwide cyber risk picture

    OMB released a cyber risk determination report finding that 74 percent of the agencies had cybersecurity programs that were either “at risk” or at “high risk.”

  • Lack of cyber workers is the forcing function for shared services

    Grant Schneider, the acting federal chief information security officer, said shared services for cybersecurity can help address the workforce shortage.

  • DHS cyber exec Toler to retire after 37 years in government

    Along with Danny Toler, Dave DeVries, OPM’s CIO, is leaving government service and Grant Schneider takes on additional duties at the NSC.

  • Post-OPM hack efforts to close cyber gaps paid off in 2016

    The Office of Management and Budget’s fiscal 2016 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress shows more agencies have stronger cyber defenses in place.

  • White House names first federal chief information security officer

    Brigadier General (retired) Greg Touhill will move from DHS to the Office of Management and Budget to the be the first federal CISO while Grant Schneider has been named acting deputy CISO.

  • Status of the federal CISO and Tony Scott unplugged

    The 2016 Management of Change conference sponsored by ACT-IAC provided several memorable, newsworthy moments this year.

  • Jason Miller, Executive Editor, Federal News Radio

    When if comes to cybersecurity, who’s your daddy? In your case, it’s the White House. Federal agencies should expect a cybersecurity revival of sorts from the Office of Management and Budget this year. OMB is reasserting its cyber oversight role with a new group of experts. Grant Schneider is a federal cybersecurity advisor at OMB. On the Federal Drive with Tom Temin, he told executive editor Jason Miller about what agencies should expect in the coming months.

  • OMB reaffirms cyber oversight role

    Grant Schneider, a federal cybersecurity adviser within OMB, said the new E-Gov Cyber Unit will play a key role in how the Office of Electronic Government and Information Technology analyzes agency progress in protecting their systems. DHS and GSA will award the second task order under the continuous diagnostics and mitigation (CDM) program in the coming weeks, which will provide integration services with tools and the agencywide dashboards.