The timeline has been postponed and drawn out, but after much anticipation, Federal Chief Information Officer Suzette Kent officially unveiled the Federal Data Strategy on Tuesday.
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The federal government announced a new initiative on Friday that moves shared service missions into central offices to standardize purchasing.
Those guardrails include defining what automated technology the government wants to focus on and categorizing it by how it helps and assists with repetitive tasks.
Adam Clater, Chief Architect for Public Sector at Red Hat, stressed that taking advantage of the cloud must extend beyond the basics in government.
The administration is moving forward on several initiatives to accelerate IT modernization and bolster cybersecurity governmentwide, including updates to key metrics that govern how agencies secure their IT systems and new programs to recruit and retrain employees.
Federal CIO Suzette Kent and CIOs at Education, Transportation and the Agriculture departments share what skillsets are required for today’s tech leaders.
Agencies looking to fund projects through the Technology Modernization Fund now have a clearer path to do so. Last week, the Office of Management and Budget sent out memo M-18-12, which set into motion the Modernizing Government Technology Act that President Trump signed into law in December 2017. Two days later, OMB announced the sevenRead… Read more »