The White House’s American Technology Council is seeking comments on its draft plan to move agencies off legacy IT.
The White House hosted a summit to educate agencies on how to implement Technology Business Management standards to improve the line of sight from dollars spent to value obtained.
Former federal CIO Tony Scott and former SSA CIO Rob Klopp are both launched new companies while Mark Schwartz, the outgoing CIO at USCIS, announced he’s heading to Amazon Web Services.
The Trump administration’s new Office of American Innovation wants to bring in private-sector experts to improve federal agency performance. It should heed the lessons of an Obama administration initiative that tried to do the same thing.
Multiple sources say Chris Liddell, the assistant to the president for strategic initiatives, and Matt Lira, the special assistant to the president for innovation policy and initiatives, brought in CIOs one after another to get a handle on priorities, challenges and opportunities in each agency and governmentwide.
Many agencies agree that cloud security services are an important part of their mission, but just how much to rely on those services is a question new administration officials will need to consider as they settle into their management roles.
OMB changed the reporting structure of the U.S. Digital Service, taking it out from under the federal CIO. Current and former government sources say the organization grew too big and powerful, and needs to be better controlled by the new administration.
Before leaving the Obama administration, Tony Scott, the federal CIO, released a report for the next administration to better understand the past, current and potential future of technology in agencies.
Multiple industry sources confirmed that the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service (USCIS) will not to take part in the pilot test that was expected to begin in 2017. That decision comes as GSA’s 18F awards Equifax a contract for identity proofing and fraud detection.
Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, said in an exit interview that the update to Circular A-130 and the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) are among the most significant accomplishments during his almost two-year tenure, which will end Jan. 17.
The National Institute of Standards and Technology released its final version of Special Publication 800-160. Federal cyber officials say they want the guide to not only strengthen cyber defenses, but start a national dialogue about the growing Internet of Things.
The Office of Management and Budget launched Code.gov, a repository of open source code that can pull from and use on their own. It's part of the administration's Federal Source Code Policy, which OMB released this summer. Yet some federal CIOs said the push for open source has the opportunity to go even one step further.
Rob Cook, a former Pixar software executive, will take over as the head of the Technology Transformation Service on Oct. 31.
The Office of Management and Budget unveiled its guidance for IT modernization, which includes four implementation phases for agencies.