This program will provide a progress report on IT modernization in government.
Max Everett, the Energy Department’s chief information officer, said about one-third to one-half of the department still needs to move their email to the cloud.
An update to the Office of Management and Budget’s guidance on its Data Center Optimization Initiative will include more back-and-forth between agencies and the administration on fair benchmarks.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent said OMB will release an updated Trusted Internet Connections (TIC) policy in the coming weeks to help agencies more easily move to secure cloud services.
The Technology Modernization Fund Board offered further details to on what they are looking for in projects to agencies and industry.
A recent hearing of the House Homeland Security and Oversight and Government Reform committees highlighted the importance of leadership to make progress with CDM.
The Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act would give agencies working capital funds to use for moving off legacy systems.
Max Everett, the Energy Department’s chief information officer, said the agency can help secure and improve the technology behind the Internet of Things.
The Department of Energy faces distinct challenges in securing an energy infrastructure that largely consists of equipment designed before the internet was a consideration, much less hacking and cybersecurity. But it also has some unique resources to draw on in accomplishing this mission.