Richard Spires

Recommendations for how the Biden administration can improve federal IT (Part II)

Richard Spires, the former DHS and IRS CIO, explains how a “whole of government” approach to IT modernization could address systemic challenges.

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CIO reporting, working capital funds remain outliers in agency IT modernization progress

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IT Workforce Optimization: The New Alignment between Mission Needs and Human Capital

This discussion will feature an in-depth discussion of how government is tackling these issues through workforce optimization and training.

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Federal CIO Scott offers a new idea to measuring cyber progress

Federal CIO Tony Scott said because of the wide-spread use of legacy IT systems, agencies should consider a similar approach to cybersecurity to one that…

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Richard Spires

Richard Spires: Digging into root causes of government’s IT security

Chief information officers know more now about long standing issues with federal IT security thanks to the cyber breaches at the Office of Personnel Management. Those problems date back to the 1990s when cyber threats started to change and agencies didn’t try to keep up. Richard Spires is CEO of Resilient Network Systems and former chief information officer at the Homeland Security Department. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about three big problems with federal IT security.

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