The Office of Personnel Management is giving agency heads the flexibility to decide whether they need direct-hire authority to fill certain IT positions and grant that authority on their own.
Gary Washington, the chief information officer at the Agriculture Department said the commitment from agency leadership, the White House and the program offices to modernize systems and applications is why he is confident about the future.
Former federal CIOs offered suggestions for how current technology executives can tamp down controversy in the aftermath of a cyber attack.
Six former federal IT executives offers opinions and insights about the latest attempt to strengthen the roles of agency CIOs.
This program will provide a progress report on data center optimization in government.
At the same time, Chris Lowe, the chief information security officer at USDA, is being reassigned to a bureau level role as part of a continued house cleaning of IT officials.
OMB issued the instructions for how agencies can apply for the central fund to move off legacy systems.
In today’s Federal Newscast, a new report from the Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General finds the agency has no centralized database to make sure suspended companies don’t compete for new contracts.
Secretary Sonny Perdue names Gary Washington to be acting CIO and two others to take on acting management roles.
Advocating data center consolidation and optimization as a priority could be a tough sell to the Donald Trump administration, but the federal IT community has courted the White House by framing the issue within the narrative of the president’s soon-to-emerge cybersecurity executive order.