Beth Killoran, the chief information officer at the Department of Health and Human Services, said over the past two years the agency went from having about 1 percent of all systems in the cloud to an expected 41 percent by the end of 2017.
Agencies are under the gun to meet the Dec. 31 deadline to manage all permanent and temporary email in an accessible, electronic format. Earlier this year, agencies said they were in good shape to meet that requirement.
Brenda Sprague, the State Department’s deputy assistant secretary for passport services, said the agency has made major changes to its people, process and technology to be able to handle a huge increase in passport applications over the next two years.
Karlease Kelly, the chief learning officer at the Agriculture Department and the chairwoman of the federal Chief Learning Officer’s Council, said applying shared services to agency LMSs could bring some standardization in the services and the cost to the government.
Pam Dyson, the Securities and Exchange Commission’s chief information officer, said the agency’s Enterprise Data Warehouse has more than 2,000 users and its popularity is forcing her to look to the cloud to ensure its continued value.
The Office of Personnel Management said scammers are posing as federal agents and trying to get money from federal retirees.
Office of Management and Budget Director Mick Mulvaney said proposed budget reductions for agencies such as EPA or HUD are based on the administration’s goals and priorities, and leaders at those agencies will be able to decide how best to address smaller budgets.
White House press secretary Sean Spicer said the goal of the executive order is to make agencies more efficient, effective and accountable.
The Department of Housing and Urban Development has been sitting on bids from three vendors for a $40 million systems integration contract for more than nine months without any real updates, and now three lawmakers are asking why.
The federal inspectors general community has an opportunity, as the federal hiring freeze and other resources continue to tighten, to share administrative and mission areas services.
The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department released the first of what’s expected to be two requests for information seeking insights into how to make the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program more reactive to the burgeoning cyber market.
Hillary Hartley, the deputy executive director and creative director of GSA’s 18F organization, is leaving in early April, while former 18F co-founder Aaron Snow has found a new home.
The Office of Management and Budget’s fiscal 2016 Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) report to Congress shows more agencies have stronger cyber defenses in place.
Richard McKinney, who spent three years at DoT’s chief information officer, said he took advantage of the IT reform law to help reshape how the agency oversees and manages technology.
Sens. Claire McCaskill (D-Mo.), ranking member of the Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee, and Tom Carper (D-Del.) and Reps. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), chairman of the Oversight and Government Reform Committee, and Elijah Cummings (D-Md.), ranking member of the committee, wrote separate letters to NARA and the White House about ensuring records are managed properly.