Investments in building a digital government have paid dividends for some agencies, and some have sought to expedite modernization projects through funding in the CARES Act.
After almost four years as the CIO at the Small Business Administration, Maria Roat has been named as the deputy federal CIO replacing Margie Graves, who retired in December.
This week on Leaders and Legends, host Aileen Black interviews Suzette Kent, the federal chief information officer at the Office of Management and Budget.
Suzette Kent, the federal chief information officer, said nearly a year to the date of launching the new shared services strategy, the Homeland Security Department’s Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency is armed with a strategy and $25 million.
David Shive, the General Services Administration’s chief information officer, replaced former Justice Department CIO Joe Klimavicz, who retired from federal service in February, as vice chairman of the CIO Council.
Suzette Kent, the Federal CIO, said daily calls with CIOs and CISOs are helping agencies overcome any technology obstacles they face in keeping the government open and missions on track.
The Trump administration announced 10 cybersecurity detail opportunities, which are designed to give current federal employees, including the graduates of the Cybersecurity Reskilling Academy, the chance to gain hands-on experience in the field.
President Donald Trump’s fiscal 2021 budget request includes $125 million for the Technology Modernization Fund and the return of the priority for agencies to move to IPv6.
Margaret Weichert, the Office of Management and Budget’s deputy director for management, said the plan carries weight for every federal employee.
The AI Community of Practice is looking at building a searchable “use case repository” that would give agencies a playbook of examples where agencies have successfully deployed AI for customer experience, human resources and more.