NSA chief information officer role remains ‘ambiguous’
Failure to clarify the position's authorities and responsibilities means the agency might not be getting the most out of its IT, according to NSA OIG.
Hildebrand touts organic transformation as she departs DOT
From the moment Vicki Hildebrand became CIO at the Department of Transportation in October 2017, she made a point to drive small victories that served the integral elements of an enterprisewide transformation. Tasked with modernizing the IT infrastructure of a department with 11 component agencies, Hildebrand, a former Hewlett-Packard executive, sought to bolster DOT’s cybersecurity
CIO Edwards pushes for data-savvy CIA workforce
Data is the “lifeblood” of the CIA, and because of that, CIO John Edwards stressed Tuesday, the agency needs to develop a data-savvy workforce to derive value from its morass of foreign intelligence data. At the CIA, everybody must learn to work with data and technology, from agents and analysts to operators and engineers, Edwards
CIOs are doing their jobs, even when there’s no policy to do so
Despite numerous laws, executive orders and administrative cajoling, federal agencies still haven’t fully defined the authorities of CIOs when it comes to managing their IT enterprise. As a result, the tech executives are being held accountable for the management and modernization of IT systems, often when they don’t have the workforce or the investment authority