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.
In today’s Top Federal Headlines, two senior Republican lawmakers have called for reassurances from the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) that is not interfering with its employees’ communications with members of Congress.
Acting Defense Department Chief Information Officer John Zangardi said he is taking a “risk-aware” approach when it comes to meeting his priorities, some of which include improving effectiveness and efficiency, learning to “speak warfighter,” and defining cyber responsibilities.
Terry Halvorsen retired Feb. 19 after spending the last two-plus years as the Department of Defense chief information officer.
Terry Halvorsen, who has been the Defense Department’s chief information officer since the summer of 2014, said Wednesday that he will retire from government service on Feb. 28, but that the department’s current IT policies and priorities are unlikely to undergo significant changes during the transition to a new administration.