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.
The Department of Homeland Security cites the Office of Management and Budget’s new Cloud Smart strategy and an ongoing challenge to consolidate data centers as part of a larger rethinking around how it stores its data.
GSA’s 18F organization created an ATO sprint team that streamlined the process and reduced time to complete an ATO from six-to-18 months to 30 days.
The leading Democrat on IT issues in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee said he’s considering adding language to the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) that would clarify the need for a single chief information officer at each agency to report to the agency head.
As the growth of cloud adoption has increased in government, so too has the complexity. And with that complexity comes a barrage of choices that agency IT offices must navigate.
Speaking at a Data Coalition event Wednesday, Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent said the data CAP goal will help the government get its arms around its huge trove of data.
In the omnibus spending bill passed last month, Congress gave the TMF $100 million for the rest of fiscal 2018, falling short of the $228 million the Trump administration asked for in its budget proposal.
Amid the “chaos and complexity” of the Internet of Things are basic cybersecurity rules agencies can follow to secure devices but not suffocate innovation.
As the continuous diagnostics and mitigation program enters its fourth year, the Homeland Security Department is considering how it can utilize the cloud for both agency and federal dashboards. DHS is expected the launch the federal dashboard later this summer.
Many agencies agree that cloud security services are an important part of their mission, but just how much to rely on those services is a question new administration officials will need to consider as they settle into their management roles.