What are the IT strategic priorities for DHS? How is it working to modernize its IT infrastructure? What is DHS doing to improve its network connectivity and resilience while maturing its cybersecurity posture? I explored these questions and more with Dr. John Zangardi who joined me and my cohost Don Fenhagen, IBM, from the SPADE conference for an insightful and in-depth discussion.
The Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy is accepting applications for a second cohort of students, this time open to the entire federal workforce.
The Department of Homeland Security is studying whether to name a new senior official to serve as its chief data officer. It would be only the fourth cabinet-level agency to do so.
The Trump administration sent to Congress earlier this week a draft bill called the Federal Information Technology Supply Chain Risk Management Improvement Act.
John Zangardi, the DHS CIO, said he wants to take a multiple provider, hybrid approach in moving applications, the network and data to the cloud.
An unusually active last few weeks in the federal IT community brings changes in executive positions at DHS, EPA, GSA and USDA.
Russell Roberts, the TSA chief information officer, said IT network and hardware upgrades are laying the groundwork for cloud migration.
The Defense Department is ready to automate its cybersecurity scorecard, it just needs to get there.
A new policy allows mobile devices in some secure areas if it can be justified as needed for the mission.
John Zangardi is leaving DoD to become the new CIO at the Department of Homeland Security, replacing Richard Starolopi.
John Zangardi, the acting DoD chief information officer, signed a memo outlining a new process for securing mission-critical mobile apps.
The Defense Department is taking a new look at the rules it applies to contracts with commercial cloud computing providers. The Pentagon's acting CIO wants staff to examine whether vendors' own security controls could replace DoD's requirement for government-operated cloud access points.
The Defense Department's acting chief information officer says final rules for the new Cyber Excepted Service should be in effect by July or August.
Experts within the Defense Department are urging their fellow feds to follow the example of the entire government and understand that it's ok to fail.