The Federal Communications Commission’s major technology modernization effort hit a huge roadblock, but the IT staff and contractor persevered.
The Federal Communications Commission hit a major snag last week during an IT systems upgrade. It could have blown up into another failed federal tech project. But the FCC turned it around. In his weekly feature, “Inside the Reporter’s Notebook,” Executive Editor Jason Miller writes about how the agency did it.
As OMB finalizes new FISMA metrics for 2016, agencies and IGs continue to struggle with a disconnect over risk versus compliance.
The FCC becomes the latest agency to fully move to the more secure protocol. NIST’s scorecard shows agency progress over the last decade.
Better cost data will help agency CIOs make more informed decisions about moving to newer, more cost effective IT solutions, said Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department’s chief information officer.
As OMB presses agencies to spend more money on new or modernized systems, some federal CIOs and other IT executives say modernizing the definition of legacy systems is an important starting point.
DHS promotes Danny Toler and brings on GSA veteran Emile Monett to work on the CDM program.
Health care IT experts and members of the communication sector say 5G, the next generation of wireless, can improve the medical field for patients and providers.
Two feds who have experience moving to the cloud offered up lessons learned from their experience, including the one thing that makes all the difference.
Cloud has become a necessity for holding the large amounts of data generated by the so-called internet of things phenomenon. That’s according to an analysis of spending patterns from Govini. Govini analyst Matt Hummer and the FCC’s Chief Information Officer David Bray join Federal Drive with Tom Temin to add some context.