The Top 10 Things Federal Technology Leaders Should Know About OMB’s Draft AI Policy
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by Clare Martorana, Federal CIO, and Conrad Stosz, OFCIO Director of Artificial Intelligence
5M ago
In October 2023, President Biden signed the landmark Executive Order 14110: Safe, Secure, and Trustworthy Development and Use of Artificial Intelligence. We recognize that when AI is used to make decisions and take actions that have a consequential impact on the lives of individuals, the government has a distinct responsibility to identify and manage AI risks. A key action identified in the EO is for the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) to issue guidance on the Federal Government’s use of AI, positioning the U.S. to lead by example in the responsible use of this innovative technology ..read more
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Help Us Deliver A Digital-First Government
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by Clare Martorana, Federal CIO, co-chair of the CIO Council
6M ago
In September 2023, the Office of Management and Budget published the Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience guidance. The guidance provides agencies with tangible actions and timelines to deliver a digital experience that meets the public’s expectation now and in the future. Digital Experience Pillars Overview The Delivering a Digital-First Public Experience guidance establishes the foundation for an improved digital experience when the public interacts with the government’s products and services. The guidance identifies seven digital experience pillars and the specific actions and stan ..read more
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NCAM 2023: Protecting Yourself Online
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by Ryan A. Higgins, Department of Commerce Chief Information Security Officer
7M ago
The 20th anniversary of National Cybersecurity Awareness Month is an excellent reminder that not only are cyber threats still a serious issue, but they have also grown and become more sophisticated. Thankfully, protecting ourselves online has been made easier than ever with the adoption of new technologies to authenticate our identities and growing research into how to leverage the tools available to us. As the Chief Information Security Officer (CISO) for the Department of Commerce, I work closely with the cybersecurity experts at the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST). The ..read more
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The Call to Serve: Help Us Tackle the Nation’s Tech Challenges
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by Clare Martorana, Federal Chief Information Officer
8M ago
Technology enables the Government to deliver on its mission. We need technologists at the table collaborating with our Nation’s leaders and providing expertise on how best to launch products and services that are secure by design, digital by default, and accessible to people of all abilities. Read more about how you can join us in the Federal Government ..read more
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Federal Tech Day 2023: Impact Through Innovation
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by CIO Council
1y ago
The Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council, in partnership with the U.S. Department of Labor and U.S. Department of Energy, hosted Federal Tech Day 2023 to showcase innovative technologies developed by federal agencies to help deliver their programs’ missions. The day-long event held at the Frances Perkins Building in Washington, D.C., brought together executives, technologists, and government leaders from nearly 30 federal agencies. More than 1,800 people attended in person and virtually. Purpose: Impact Through Innovation New technologies and solutions developed by federal agencie ..read more
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Apply to Be a CXO Fellow and Enhance Your Leadership Skills
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by CIO Council
1y ago
If you are a GS-09 to GS-13 employee (or equivalent) who is passionate about technology, understands how the Federal Government operates, and drives change within your agency, consider applying to the CXO Fellows Program. The application period for the FY 2024 cohort ends June 9 at 5 p.m. ET. Imagine moving to the next level of your career by meeting semi-monthly for one year with other rising leaders in the government fields of Technology, Data, Human Capital, Finance, and Acquisition. Together, you will brainstorm ideas, such as how to strengthen your career trajectory and expand your networ ..read more
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CIO Council Releases Handbook for Small Agency CIOs and Executives
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by Chris Chilbert, Chief Information Officer, Consumer Financial Protection Bureau, Co-Chair of Small Agency CIO Council and Tony McDonald, CIO, OMB, Chief Information Officer, Office of Management and Budget, Co-Chair of Small Agency CIO Council
1y ago
The Small Agency CIO Council published the Federal Small Agency CIO and IT Executive Handbook in partnership with GSA’s IT Modernization division. As co-chairs of the Small Agency CIO Council and having managed IT organizations within the context of small agencies, we recognized the importance of creating guidance specifically to meet the unique challenges faced by IT leaders in our small agency community. This handbook serves as a foundational guide to assist small agency IT Executives in carrying out their missions. Small agencies often have unique organizational structures that do not ..read more
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Fraud Detection & Prevention Symposium: Increasing Collaboration and Driving Action
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by CIO Council
1y ago
In February 2023, the Federal Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council hosted a “Fraud Detection & Prevention Symposium”. The day-long event featured over 20 executives, technologists, and changemakers from 10+ agencies, academia, and the private sector participating in the one-day event to discuss fraud issues as mentioned below that are impacting agencies. The event was well attended with nearly 300 participants. Managing and addressing fraud is critical to protecting our taxpayer resources and is a critical responsibility of the Federal Government. However, agencies vary in their abili ..read more
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The Importance of Multifactor Authentication
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by Ryan A. Higgins, Chief Information Security Officer, U.S. Department of Commerce
1y ago
Cybersecurity Awareness Month is a great opportunity for all of us to think through how we approach cybersecurity in both our work and personal lives. Every day, we hear stories about the latest compromise at an organization, or a person who has fallen victim to cyber criminals. As highlighted by the themes of Cybersecurity Awareness Month 2022 and the Executive Order on Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity released last year, one of the most effective techniques we can employ is to enable Multi-Factor Authentication (MFA). MFA essentially means accessing services using two or more forms of au ..read more
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Transitioning from law enforcement to cybersecurity: A U.S. Digital Corps Fellow’s journey
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by Jamila Crawford, a U.S. Digital Corps Fellow at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA)
1y ago
October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month. In May 2021, President Biden signed Executive Order 14028, “Improving the Nation’s Cybersecurity,” making cybersecurity a government-wide priority. Launched last year, the U.S. Digital Corps is a two-year, full-time opportunity housed at the General Services Administration (GSA) for early-career technologists to start their careers working on high-impact projects across the federal government — including in cybersecurity. Jamila Crawford, a U.S. Digital Corps Fellow at the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency (CISA), shares her jou ..read more
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