The Defense Department is experimenting with biometrics to control physical access, while improving the technology’s accuracy and increasing mobility.
The Veterans Affairs Choice Program is still working to improve wait times at VA facilities and Congress remains deadlocked over a long-term funding for the program, but Rep. Phil Roe (R-Tenn.), head of the House committee that oversees VA, insists things are getting better.
USPS using new strategies to ensure the right packages are delivered to the right locations by the right people at the right time.
Kevin Cunningham, chief strategy officer and founder of SailPoint, suggested that a comprehensive identity management system allows for granular control of access to critical information.
The Food and Drug Administration, like many federal agencies, is working toward more efficient data optimization and a secure cloud strategy.
Johnson Joy, the chief information officer at the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said he wants to move the agency to the cloud, update its code, and replace desktops with laptops, among other things.
The General Services Administration is experimenting with blockchain to make it easier for vendors on the Schedule 70 IT program to establish contracts through automation.
Jeff Fossum, senior vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, said agencies need to take a holistic view of their digital transformation effort, or face new systems or processes that miss the mark.
It’s designed to develop and purchase large, expensive weapons systems while holding to the tenets of competition, transparency and integrity, but that means it can’t keep up with cybersecurity defense.
GAO found that most CFO Act agencies still have major weaknesses in information security areas like access control, and have not implemented hundreds of GAO and IG recommendations.
The Navy has to figure out how to harness, organize and deliver its data to users before it can start utilizing that data for decision making.
Federal information technology executives are tasked with managing the data inundation and cyber threats they encounter on a daily basis, often with limited resources, both from a budgetary and skilled personnel perspective. Federal News Radio recently spoke with Steve Hull, chief information officer at Leidos, to address these issues and more.
Cybersecurity competitions are drawing more attention from and becoming more popular with federal agencies.
Educational opportunity is the most important motivation government can use to attract cybersecurity talent, even more than pay or mission.