U.S. Digital Response, a San Francisco-based nonprofit that helps government organizations respond quickly to critical public needs by pairing them with pro-bono technologists, has named Hillary Hartley chief executive officer.
The U.S. Access Board has elected Gregory Fehribach as its new chair, and the General Services Administration’s (GSA) Katy Kale as vice chair.
Nearly a decade ago, in May of 2013, the House Committee on Oversight and Reform’s Subcommittee on Government Operations conducted a field hearing at George Mason University in Fairfax, Va., to address the Federal government’s ongoing efforts to consolidate data centers and optimize cloud adoption.
Who’s on your list for the Most Valuable Players in helping to ensure the nation’s cybersecurity? MeriTalk wants to hear from you – now through April 14 – with nominations for our 2023 Cyber Defenders Awards that will honor those individuals who have made significant contributions across cyber programs in Federal IT.
At the ServiceNow Federal Forum event in Washington, D.C. today, ServiceNow named Raj Iyer – the former chief information officer (CIO) for the U.S. Army – to a newly created role of global head of public sector.
Diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility (DEIA) experts from the Federal government and private sector talked today about ongoing efforts to “normalize” conversations in the workplace about mental health issues and employee burnout.
A top Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) official said today that the agency’s investment in customer experience (CX) is paying off, with nearly 80 percent of VA users citing that they trust the Federal agency.
The Federal government and private sector are not going to achieve their missions alone and both sides need to lean into public-private partnerships in order to “bounce higher,” according to a 30-year national security and intelligence agency veteran.
The Pandemic Response Accountability Committee (PRAC) has announced the appointment of Jenny Banner Rone as the group’s new executive director.
On the website of the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), a robot-like hand reaches out to touch a human hand through a pane of glass as a bright light illuminates the importance of re-tooling the workforce for the arrival of artificial intelligence (AI).
For organizations to succeed in getting started with automation efforts, experts recommend they focus on the “pain points” of the process, and use those successes to build momentum for automation.
The director of the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA) is calling out technology manufacturers for failing to create tech products that put the safety of customers first, and is calling for a new secure-by-design, secure-by-default cybersecurity model.
Because communications is often siloed from the rest of IT, many government agencies and Federal system integrators (FSIs) haven’t yet taken advantage of the range of services available from unified communications (UC) platforms beyond video conferencing. MeriTalk sat down with Meredith Krar, director of Federal systems integrators for Zoom, to discuss how UC capabilities can benefit agencies and FSIs and explore how FSIs can meet the requirements of the Department of Defense (DoD) Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) 2.0.
The overwhelming majority of Federal agencies agree that the future of cloud is multi-cloud, yet they also agree that multi-cloud will prove to be one of their top challenges going forward, according to new research from MeriTalk.
With a mission of separating zero trust security fact from fiction, Zscaler’s Public Sector Summit on March 8 in Washington, D.C. is gearing up to showcase the latest intelligence from top-level government and industry cybersecurity leaders. The event will provide a unique opportunity for the public sector IT community to come together and share, learn, and collectively strengthen how the U.S. defends the mission of government against sophisticated and unrelenting threats.
What’s the Federal government really doing to improve operations and citizen services through digital transformation?
Every technological advance starts with an original idea, and in 2017 the co-founder of Axonius realized he had one. Dean Sysman, now the CEO at Axonius, knew that most of his fellow cybersecurity experts were focusing primarily on stopping cyber threats and finding the culprits. But what was even harder than pinpointing threats was getting a count of the assets that could be compromised.
Experts say the cybersecurity problem is too vast and complex to be solved by traditional approaches alone. Artificial intelligence (AI) can offer a lifeline to organizations overwhelmed by massive volumes of information technology (IT) and OT data as they try to stay ahead of the next big threat. MeriTalk recently sat down with two cybersecurity and AI experts at NVIDIA – Bartley Richardson, director of cybersecurity engineering, and David Reber, the company’s chief security officer, to discuss how AI can help solve the thorniest cybersecurity challenges.
The Department of the Air Force is focusing its modernization efforts on functional analysis, the agency’s chief information officer (CIO) said today, as a way to help accelerate legacy mission system migrations to the cloud.
This is the third in a three-part discussion about cyber asset inventories with Tom Kennedy, vice president of Axonius Federal Systems. Part one explored the role that cyber asset inventories play in establishing a zero trust approach to cybersecurity, and part two examined Federal government requirements for reliable asset inventories and their many benefits. Part three addresses the emerging need for cyber asset attack surface management and how agencies can best meet that need.
This is the second in a three-part discussion about cyber asset inventories with Tom Kennedy, vice president of Axonius Federal Systems. In the previous interview, Kennedy spoke to MeriTalk about the role that cyber asset inventories play in establishing a zero trust approach to cybersecurity. Part two examines Federal government requirements for reliable asset inventories and their many benefits.
As emerging technologies continue to evolve, industry and Federal government experts agree that their workforce must also be on the cutting edge to stay one step ahead of adversaries and help fill the cyber skills gap.
General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) announced today that it received a $152 million supercomputing, cybersecurity, and software contract from the Alabama Supercomputer Authority (ASA) to support educational clients across the state.
Digital twin capabilities have been growing at Federal agencies in recent years, deployed for everything from fighting wildfires to digitally designing aircraft for NASA. A 2021 survey found that 24 percent of Federal executives said their organization was experimenting with digital twin technology – which is made possible by the Internet of Things (IoT) – while 63 percent expected their organization’s investment in intelligent digital twins to increase over the next three years.
The United States and Finland tied for the top ranking on the Consumer Technology Association’s (CTA) International Innovation Scorecard released on Jan. 5 at the trade group’s CES 2023 technology conference in Las Vegas.
Teresa Carlson, a former top executive at both Amazon and Microsoft, announced today that she is taking over as president and chief commercial officer at supply chain technology provider Flexport.
In recent years, the concept of an AI-empowered digital workforce has gained traction in the public and private sectors as employers seek ways to create efficiencies and alleviate the workload overload that many employees feel. The COVID-19 pandemic in particular has accelerated the trend.
Illumio, a provider of zero trust segmentation (ZTS) technologies, said today that its Illumio Government Cloud offering has received FedRAMP (Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program) In Process designation at a Moderate Impact Level, under the sponsorship of the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) Office of Inspector General.
America is experiencing a technology revolution – one that is fueled by new funding, private and public sector partnerships, workforce needs, and global competition. And the issues and opportunities that come with emerging technologies are changing government IT and the Federal ecosystem as we know it.
Technology suppliers to the Federal government are telling MeriTalk that they expect to see Federal agencies place increasing emphasis on IT modernization efforts in 2023, along with continuing efforts to boost cybersecurity protections that modernized systems can help to achieve.