Federal CIO Council
Maria Roat: Agencies must keep emerging tech in mind as they modernize security
Quantum computing, in particular, should be accounted for as agencies build zero-trust security architectures, said the deputy Federal CIO.
NIST releases finalized zero-trust architecture guidance
The document adds a section on the tenets of the security philosophy and adopts longstanding federal language around approaches.
Federal data science reskilling program coming soon, Roat says
Maria Roat said a new data science training program is launching later this month.
FITARA grades mostly hold, improve amid agencies shift to remote work
IT modernization scores were generally strong as agencies accelerate, but cybersecurity remains a gap area.
Maria Roat: Government must become more digital to respond during crises like COVID-19
There are still necessary opportunities to improve things like "authentication and identity management as we interface with our citizens," said Roat.
CIO Council report recommends improvements to federal IT hiring
The report's top recommendation is to create a comprehensive special pay system for IT jobs across government.