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Robert and Francis got the download from USDA's CISO Venice Goodwine on her efforts to consolidate the department's Security Operations Centers, so she can have one point of contact and one dashboard to show what's on her network, who’s doing what and who’s logged in from where. In times like these, that's more important than ever.
Robert Shea and Francis Rose welcome Executive Director Doug Robinson and GT Principal Graeme Finley to discuss how state CIOs are stepping up to lead their organizations through the pandemic and prepare for managing in the future.
Download the full report: The Agile State CIO: Leading in a Time of Uncertainty https://www.grantthornton.com/library/articles/public-sector/2020/state-chief-information-officer-survey.aspx
Happy New Year! #FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea celebrate the end of the government’s fiscal year and the immense burden agencies face to execute their budgets before they expire at the same time they’re preparing one for the future all while pretending nothing else is happening.
Dawn Simpson, Director in U.S. Government Accountability Office Financial Management and Assurance team, helped the FedHeads celebrate the 30 year anniversary of the CFO ACT.
Listen here and for a deeper dive, check out GAO's report on this topic: https://bit.ly/2EVBTAT
The Data Coalition and former Commission on Evidence-based Policymaking executive, Nick Hart, shared results from the recent Chief Data Officer survey sponsored by Grant Thornton Public Sector and QLik.
Effective Data Governance: A Survey of Federal Chief Data Officers
As the Presidential election nears, the FedHeads got to speak to the world's expert on the topic of Presidential transitions, Martha Joynt Kumar. Author, Advisor, Speaker, Camel. Tune in to find out what that all means.
The FedHeads welcome Matthew Cornelius, Executive Director at Alliance for Digital Innovation, to discuss the benefits of Federal IT modernization and how agencies have taken advantage of technology updates and budget management during COVID-19.
The FedHeads Robert Shea and Francis Rose invite Jamie Holcombe, Chief Information Officer of the United States Patent and Trademark Office (USPTO) to chat about the IT management at the USPTO during the pandemic. Jamie discusses teleworking, crisis infrastructure, cyber security and how the USPTO is shaping the future of work.
FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea welcome John Hyrum Martinez, Director of Publication and Services to discuss the digitalization and process of the Federal Register - a daily notice of federal regulations and notices. Digitalizing the Federal Register provides the public digital access to every issue going back to 1936.
This week the FedHeads speak with Phil Lam, Executive Director of Identity at GSA, on the importance of reliable and trusted digital credentials to enable secure digital government.
Phil talks about how GSA's identity services allowed the Small Business Administration Payroll Protection Program to create a secure lender portal and provides an update on login.gov, the digital identity platform that provides secure access to onl...
COVID-19 has brought unexpected office challenges around the world but many organizations have risen to the occasion, and employees have quickly adapted to a work-from-home environment. In the coming months, organizations will have to think about the future workspace after the pandemic is over and how to create a safe, productive and comfortable space for their employees, or will work-from-home be the new norm. The FedHeads discuss...
The FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea speak with Stacie Alboum, Deputy Director for the Center for Information Technology (CIT) at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), who shares her experiences and NIH’s successes during the pandemic.
FedHeads Francis Rose and Robert Shea welcome LaShaunne G. David to discuss the privacy program at the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). LaShaunne provides examples of best practices for how veterans can protect their data and privacy. She shares the VA's commitment to safeguarding Veteran information and promoting privacy awareness widely.