Federal CIOs are going down like Lannister banner men. Is this just the typical transition turmoil or is there something broader afoot? Speculation abounds that the Trump administration may be cutting Federal CIOs as part of a strategic initiative to centralize Federal IT under one CIO. […]

Never, in human history, have we seen this much technological change in such a short period of time. As technology grows more powerful, every facet of society has raced to adapt. It is exciting (and perhaps a bit daunting) that approaching advancements will probably hit faster, and may be even more dramatic, than changes that […]

OMB’s Risk Report raised the cyber flag again – 71 of 96 Federal agencies are missing “fundamental cybersecurity policies” or have “significant gaps” in their cybersecurity programs. There is no silver bullet, but the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program provides an opportunity to continually improve cybersecurity risk postures across the federal government. During CDM’s […]

The problems associated with an antiquated government infrastructure replete with duplication and redundancies of mission and support services have been well documented. A 2011 Government Accountability Office report discussed the operation of 661 information technology investments in human resources management alone. More recently, at my request as a staffer on the Oversight and Government Reform […]