The Homeland Security Department and the General Services Administration released details about program and policies that outline the future of major acquisition efforts.
Sonny Bhagowalia, the deputy assistant commissioner and deputy chief information officer in the Office of Information and Technology at the U.S. Customs and Border Protection directorate in the Homeland Security Department, said the agency is addressing network and bandwidth challenges, first and foremost, and then securely connecting devices and data to agents through the cloud.
Under the IDEA Act, agency officials see a clearer path forward on making .gov websites more user-friendly.
The Department of Navy outlined its plan for the new CIO organization with new roles for four executives.
Jonathan Alboum, the Agriculture Department’s chief information officer, is being transferred to the deputy senior procurement executive role.
Sonny Bhagowalia, the Treasury Department’s chief information officer, has moved to the Bureau of Fiscal Service to work on cyber and IT projects. But some say he may be the first of many career CIOs who will be moved out of their positions in the coming months or year.
Federal CIOs say if you want to get on board with agile services, be adaptable, communicate and don’t be afraid to fail.
Sonny Bhagowalia, Treasury’s chief information officer, said over the last year the department has closed 17 core data centers and reduced the time to deliver IT capabilities by more than 60 percent.
You can’t measure the Treasury Department’s IT reform efforts only by the report card from the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Yeah, Treasury got a “D” for their overall grade. But Treasury spent the better part of the last year preparing for the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Sonny Bhagowalia is Treasury’s chief information officer, he tells executive editor Jason Miller on Federal Drive with Tom Temin about how the agency has improved its IT management today and where it’s going.
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.