With 2014 right around the corner, now is the time to assess key government IT trends for next year, which include enhanced cloud security and more citizen innovation. In addition, a new IT reform bill is making its way through the Senate, while a new DHS secretary has been confirmed. Be sure to read about this and much more in this week’s Federal News Round Up.
Government IT in 2014: More Connections, More Exposure, More Risk
GCN is offering its take on key government IT trends for 2014, which include cloud security and the rise of citizen innovation.
IT Reform Bill Introduced in Senate
A new attempt to enhance the authority of federal CIOs and change the way commodity IT is procured was introduced in the Senate.
DISA Exec: Buy-In Key for Enterprise Services
The Defense Information Systems Agency is positioning itself to be the military’s source for mobile, cloud and other enterprise services, according to Dr. Jennifer Carter, Component Acquisition Executive at DISA.
Senate Confirms New DHS Secretary
The Senate confirmed Jeh Johnson as the fourth DHS secretary, filling the vacancy left by Janet Napolitano.
Five Earn Cloud Innovation Awards
Congratulations to the five government executives who received Cloud Innovation awards at the Federal Cloud Computing Summit last week. Matt Goodrich, General Services Administration, Jennifer Gray, U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Roopangi Kadakia, NASA, and Julie Mintz, Defense Information Systems Agency were among the five honored.
NRO Aligns Network Operations with Shared IT Strategy
The National Reconnaissance Office is implementing a five-year strategy aimed at standardizing network operations across the intelligence community.
NARA Moved Email to the Cloud at ‘Lightning Speed’
The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) recently moved nearly 8 terabytes of email data to a cloud-based messaging and collaboration system in six months.