Mike Howell

  • Advice for the new Federal CIO Suzette Kent from those who came before her

    Seven former federal CIOs and deputy CIOs share lessons learned with the incoming Federal CIO.

  • Mike Howell: You can help with the next government cyber solution

    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 moving to OMB’s E-Gov office

    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.

  • Howell to leave OMB for Information Sharing Environment

    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.

  • Agencies moving slowly to TICs

    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.

  • Decade-old cookie policy under review

    OMB drafting new guidance to let agencies use function to better understand citizen Web behavior. Draft policy includes opt-in option.