Dave Powner

GAO will expand its cybersecurity auditing operations, adds new tech team

by Carten Cordell • 6 months ago

The watchdog will increase its cybersecurity oversight capabilities in the coming year to meet its enlarging impact on federal management.

One organization’s movement to get more techies in Congress

by Samantha Ehlinger • 10 months ago

A Democratic, pro-science and technology political action committee wants to help elect more tech-savvy members of Congress who can keep up with emerging, complex tech topics.

IT watchdog Dave Powner leaving GAO in August

by Carten Cordell • 10 months ago

For the past 16 years, Powner has been synonymous with the government’s efforts to modernize its IT and empower its CIOs to oversee technology adoption.

With a new CIO in tow, DOD aims to make good on FITARA

by Carten Cordell • 12 months ago

DOD officials are making amends for past FITARA scorecard performances, offering better transparency and better implementation of the IT acquisition law.

These 3 categories tanked agencies on the latest FITARA scorecard

by Carten Cordell • 12 months ago

The combination of the three categories took agencies from a potential spread of five As, 14 Bs and 5 Cs to only three Bs, 12 Cs, eight Ds and an F.

In the face of mounting debt, it’s time to make data center consolidation a priority

by Gregory J. Touhill • 1 year ago

Instead of investing in data center consolidation, agencies continue to spend billions of dollars managing and operating rapidly aging infrastructure. Here’s what Greg Touhill says they need to do moving forward.

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