Agencies have stepped up the pace of their data center consolidation efforts, leading to predicted data center closures numbering well above what the Office of Management and Budget predicted earlier this year.
Federal CIO Steven Van Roekel said the Office of Management and Budget now estimates to save millions of dollars more from data center consolidation, through an expanded definition of the facilities and an amplified goal.
VanRoekel will advise the agency’s senior leadership on using technology and data to help coordinate the government’s response to the crisis. This is his second stint at USAID. Lisa Schlosser will be the interim federal CIO.
Federal News Radio’s Tom Temin asks if ‘dogfooding’ can help federal IT.
A presidentially commissioned task force on cybersecurity says the incoming Donald Trump administration needs to begin shoring up the federal government’s IT security posture by granting a promotion to the White House official who oversees cybersecurity.
The players have taken their seats. They’re tuning their instruments. Now where’s the Trump administration’s IT conductor?
Sonny Bhagowalia, the Treasury Department’s chief information officer, has moved to the Bureau of Fiscal Service to work on cyber and IT projects. But some say he may be the first of many career CIOs who will be moved out of their positions in the coming months or year.
FEMA’s David Grant announced he’s retiring in January after 34 years of federal service, while Kevin Gates is leaving the House Armed Services Committee.
The Information Technology and Innovation Foundation took a deep dive on nearly 500 “.gov” websites and found that 91 percent received a failing grade on at least one category.