Seven former federal CIOs and deputy CIOs share lessons learned with the incoming Federal CIO.
Improving federal cybersecurity is the goal of a new effort that combines input from government and industry leaders. ACT-IAC is collecting responses from agencies, industry and academia on eight major challenges. The responses will go in a report to the Office of Management and Budget late next month. The public comment period closes Aug. 28. Mike Howell, ACT vice president at-large and deputy program manager at the Information Sharing Environment, tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the kinds of ideas he’s looking for.
Schlosser comes to OMB from EPA where she will take over for Mike Howell, who left in November. Schlosser also served as CIO of HUD and worked on cybersecurity at Transportation.
The deputy administrator for E-Gov and IT in OMB will take on a deputy program manager role to help improve information sharing across law enforcement agencies.
Most mid- and small agencies missed the June 1 deadline to choose the Networx carrier to implement Managed Trusted IP Services. Some say part of the reason for the missed mandate is because GSA and DHS have approved only one MTIPS provider so far. OMB still wants agencies to have all traffic going through a TIC access point by Jan. 31.
OMB drafting new guidance to let agencies use function to better understand citizen Web behavior. Draft policy includes opt-in option.