Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) is tasked with protecting U.S. national security and protecting the nation’s borders. When it comes to the technology infrastructure needed to meet mission goals, Sonny Bhagowalia, deputy assistant commissioner with CBP’s Office of Information Technology, has turned to supported open-source technologies. […]
As Federal government agencies continue their methodical march to IT modernization spurred on by congressional and administration mandates, two senior Department of Homeland Security (DHS) IT officials emphasized today the importance of the needs of core agency missions in leading those efforts.[…]
Government IT leaders may feel a little punch drunk lately. Between new mandates, an understaffed workforce, and aging systems–they are getting hit from all angles. Indeed, Chad Sheridan, CIO for USDA’s Risk Management Agency kicked off his keynote at last Thursday’s Veritas Public Sector Vision Day in Washington, D.C. by quoting Mike Tyson: “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.”[…]
Acronyms abound with a seemingly endless stream of Federal IT regulations and guidelines related to cloud and cyber security. Trying to make sense of the madness? On March 8, at “Cyber Convergence: Security, the Cloud and Your Data,” Federal visionaries will crack the code on some of the most critical developments in government’s IT agenda – from cloud-based application security to MGT, FITARA, and more.
Treasury Department Chief Information Officer Sonny Bhagowalia has been reassigned as a detailee at the Bureau of Fiscal Services, according to a department spokesperson. In the new role, Bhagowalia will continue working on cybersecurity and technology projects. Deputy CIO Eric Olson will become acting CIO.[…]
Though FITARA scorecards provide important insights into IT modernization efforts, the current scorecard format needs improvements to accurately evaluate agency progress, according to agency CIOs.[…]
Despite new policies designed to give chief information officers more spending power, some Federal CIOs don’t see any improvement in acquiring the technology they need to keep their systems secure.[…]
Who will be leaving the Federal CIO ranks during the transition and who might be staying? With the help of a veteran industry executive who has tracked this very issue, we pulled together a list of 25 Federal CIOs.[…]