Better cost data will help agency CIOs make more informed decisions about moving to newer, more cost effective IT solutions, said Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department’s chief information officer.
Steve Harris, vice president and general manager with Dell Federal Systems, joins host John Gilroy to discuss the future of FITARA and how his company can help federal agencies implement FITARA initiatives. January 12, 2016
This discussion will feature an in-depth discussion of how government is tackling these issues through workforce optimization and training.
GSA, Treasury and Transportation highlighted to House lawmakers progress each has made in improving their individual processes for managing and overseeing networks, systems and data under the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard and the governmentwide average is a “D.” Lawmakers and OMB expect agency scores to improve across the four metrics.
The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will soon release the first round of grades on implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. One of the things the committee will grade agencies on is their IT spending. Richard McKinney, chief information officer at the Transportation Department, told In Depth with Francis Rose that determining what counts as IT spending and what doesn’t isn’t as easy as it looks any more.
DoT CIO Richard McKinney said he’s not buying any new hardware and will not approve IT spending plans unless they get the program off of legacy infrastructure.
The Office of Management and Budget wants to create a cyber playbook, and a digital services teams focused on IT security. Tony Scott, the federal CIO, said industry also must play a bigger role by automatically enabling two-factor authentication and using more secure chips.
Acting Agriculture CIO Joyce Hunter is taking aim at consolidating 15 assorted networks the agency uses. At Transportation, CIO Richard McKinney is creating shared services for commodity IT to get the bureau CIOs out of the IT services business.
Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.