Defense Department (DoD) Chief Information Officer (CIO) John Sherman said today that he is considering issuing strong, formal guidance to military service branches to get moving faster on the long-sought goal of reducing technical debt throughout the military and particularly on the IT and cybersecurity fronts.
While Federal agencies showed an improving overall grading trend across a range of longstanding IT-related categories on the 16th version of the FITARA Scorecard released today, coming additions to the scoring category lineup could create a changed and perhaps more challenging landscape for overall grades on future scorecards.
One-third of the 24 Federal CFO Act agencies earned higher grades on the 16th edition of the FITARA Scorecard released today by the office of Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., ranking member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation.
Version 16.0 of the FITARA Scorecard is set for release on Sept. 26, to be followed by a roundtable discussion on the new agency IT scores led by Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va. – who is ranking member of the House Oversight Subcommittee on Cybersecurity, Information Technology, and Government Innovation – with participation from several large Federal agency representatives.
Sheena Burrell, chief information officer at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) and a voting board member of the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) run by the General Services Administration (GSA), said today that the fund is seeing a lot of interest from Federal agencies in zero trust security-related projects.
Legislation introduced in the House today by Reps. Nancy Mace, R-S.C., and Gerry Connolly, D-Va., would amend the 2017 Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Reform Act to reauthorize the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF) for another five years – though 2030 – and make changes for agency repayments to the fund with the aim of keeping TMF sustainable for the longer term.
The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) has appointed Eric Hysen as the agency’s first-ever chief AI officer, in addition to this current role as the DHS chief information officer.