Nick Sinai

  • GSA, NGA shrink time to cyber-approve systems from year to month

    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.

  • Why application security should be a priority

    On this episode of CyberChat, host Sean Kelley, former EPA CISO, is joined by Nick Sinai, senior adviser at Insight Venture Partners and Matt Rose, director of Application Security Strategy at Checkmarx.

  • US Digital Service grew into a ‘monster,’ will Trump rein it in?

    OMB changed the reporting structure of the U.S. Digital Service, taking it out from under the federal CIO. Current and former government sources say the organization grew too big and powerful, and needs to be better controlled by the new administration.

  • White House recognizing risks of big data

    A new report by the federal chief technology officer highlights the power of big data while also emphasizing the need to consider its ethical implications.

  • White House’s DJ Patil places laser focus on ‘unleashing the power of data’

    DJ Patil, the government’s first-ever chief data scientist, explains his mission using a simple phrase: “responsibly unleash the power of data for the benefit of the American public.” In part 2 of Federal News Radio’s special report, Deconstructing the CDO, Patil tells Federal News Radio how his office is helping agency CDOs bring a ruthless focus to data.

  • From CDOs to CIOs: Agencies must find balance between hip, cool and timeworn, true

    As more and more agencies hire chief data officers, the question arises, what’s the difference between data and information? And where does the chief information officer fit into the discussion? In the first part of our special report, Deconstructing the CDO, federal CIOs and CDOs agree there is room for both as agencies mature their use and understanding of data.

  • GSA’s agile RFI beginning of ‘systemic change’ in IT acquisition

    The General Services Administration’s 18F and the Office of Integrated Technology Services issued a request for information as part of its strategy to create a blanket purchase agreement where agencies can buy agile development services for IT projects. Experts say the RFI shows how the government is beginning to adopt industry best practices.

  • OSTP asks agencies for ‘bold, ambitious’ open government initiatives

    A new memo from CTO Todd Park requires agencies to update their open government plans by June 1. The plans should include new efforts as well as progress reports on current initiatives.

  • White House says agencies slowly meeting open data milestones

    Seven months after the White House issued a new policy and executive order, some agencies have met the requirements to release their data inventories and create a “/data” page. But many agencies have yet to follow through on the milestones.

  • In Depth Show Blog – September 9, 2013

    On the In Depth show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.