Alfred Rivera, DISA’s director of the Development and Business Center, said the agency is moving toward multi-factor authentication, including biometrics and other “patterns of life” type of technologies.
The Government Accountability Office brought in 13 experts on federal technology last fall to have a frank discussion about what’s working and what’s not with the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.
The General Services Administration and the Homeland Security Department held an industry day to explain how the new process under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program would work.
The Office of Management and Budget’s ambitious plan to reorganize and restructure the government is asking agencies to consider ideas such as shared services, insourcing and outsourcing and all-but-mandating the use of existing multiple-award contracts. These concepts have real potential to change and transform agencies and their mission areas.
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.
Kevin Youel Page, the deputy commissioner of the Federal Acquisition Service at GSA, said schedule holders participating in the Transactional Data Reporting program will not have to report Commercial Services Practices or Price Reduction Clause information.
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.
The Commerce Department built a business case detailing how it would centralize all back-office functions — human resources, financial management, technology and procurement — over a three-year period.
FDA Chief Information Officer Todd Simpson has developed an IT cost allocation model so mission areas can pay for what they use, instead of just a flat fee.
HHS CIO Beth Killoran said moving 400,000 telecommunications inventory items to the new Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions (EIS) contract in two-and-a-half years may not be feasible.
In the American Innovation and Competitiveness Act, Congress told NIST to take a deep dive into how agencies understand and use the special publications and Federal Information Processing Standards for cybersecurity that it produces.
Karen Lee, who spent the last seven years in the Office of Management and Budget’s Office of Federal Financial Management, joined the Universal Service Administrative Company as a vice president for rural healthcare.
The General Services Administration will create a new special item number under Schedule 70 for approved products under the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program as part of the effort to add flexibility to the initiative.
The Federal Chief Information Officer’s Council released a best practices guide to help agencies understand and use shared developer platforms and APIs to connect disparate web services.
Retired Gen. Keith Alexander, the former head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command, told House Homeland Security Committee members they should go further than just creating a new cyber agency within DHS.