Tony Scott comes to government after spending his 35-year career in the private sector.
Tony Scott will be the new federal chief information officer. He comes from a career spent entirely in the private sector, and most recently as senior vice president and CIO of VMWare. Molly O’Neill is vice president of CGI Federal, and former CIO of the Environmental Protection Agency. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she shared some thoughts on the job Tony Scott has ahead of him.
The new federal chief information officer, Tony Scott, inherits a governmentwide IT budget of about $81 billion. He also takes over at a time when federal agencies are ramping up their cybersecurity spending. Karen Evans is executive director of the U.S. Cyber Challenge, and former e-Government administrator at the Office of Management and Budget. On In Depth with Francis Rose, she broke down his top priorities as the new federal CIO.
Federal News Radio’s Tom Temin asks if ‘dogfooding’ can help federal IT.
A new initiative from the Chief Information Officer’s Council seeks to solve IT acquisition challenges by bringing together small groups of mid-level feds. The groups will try to take a different approach to these long-standing problems.
Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.
Acting Agriculture CIO Joyce Hunter is taking aim at consolidating 15 assorted networks the agency uses. At Transportation, CIO Richard McKinney is creating shared services for commodity IT to get the bureau CIOs out of the IT services business.
A new memo from federal chief information officer Tony Scott gives agencies 19 months to move all Internet-facing sites and Web services to the HTTPS standard.
In the final policy to implement Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA), federal CIO Tony Scott detailed several steps to ensure agencies meet the spirit and intent of the law. Meanwhile, House Oversight and Government Reform Committee members promise not to make FITARA Clinger-Cohen Act 2.0 when it comes to implementation.
Federal CIO Tony Scott announced on Friday agencies have 30 days to report back to OMB and DHS on how they are addressing four specific areas of cybersecurity. OMB also is leading a broader effort to create a new Federal Civilian Cybersecurity Strategy.