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.
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.