The Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) aimed to empower agency CIOs and improve federal IT management. Now comes the hard part: putting those ideas into practice.
Cloud computing is catching on in the federal market almost as fast as in the commercial sector, according to a new report from the Cloud Computing Caucus Advisory Group released May 11th, at a Capitol Hill event featuring Caucus co-founder Rep. Gerry Connolly.
Key Federal leaders share their thoughts on FITARA, cybersecurity, and more.
Much of the controversial Patriot Act expires June 1, and Congress faces three choices: Keep the National Security Administration’s (NSA) surveillance capabilities intact, lessen NSA’s power, or do nothing – effectively letting the law expire.
Lawmakers this week will begin what could be a long debate over encryption and the role of technology companies, with people on all sides of the debate discussing the law enforcement and privacy implications of the controversial issue.
It’s not a matter of if you’ll get hacked – it’s when.
President Obama last week signed an Executive Order allowing the U.S. to impose sanctions on people and organizations that threaten the U.S. in cyber space, ratcheting up pressure on allies and adversaries alike to police their cyber citizens.
Since President Obama appointed Tony Scott as Federal CIO six weeks ago, Scott has toured agencies and made only a few public appearances. But last week was his coming out party. He made at least two appearances and didn’t hold back his opinions.
The Federal Data Center Consolidation Initiative (FDCCI) is driving change and savings – $3.2 billion by the end of this year according to some estimates. But surveys of federal IT professionals show that 72 percent of agencies have the same or more data centers today than before the initiative.
South by Southwest – dubbed SXSW – is the annual technology, film and music festival in Austin, Texas. It’s a melting pot of culture and technology, part Consumer Electronics Show (CES), part National Association of Broadcasters, part Cannes Film Festival, and part Lollapalooza music festival all rolled into one.