There's no shortage of mandates and guidance related to modernization-PMA, Technology Modernization Fund, FITARA, Cyber EO, CX EO-pushing the government to update how they deliver services online, but what does it really mean, and what is involved?
Modernization in government began with transforming data centers and integrating cloud computing into government IT architectures and moved on to improving customer experience. Agencies have made inroads in all areas. The recent FITARA scorecard showed that data center consolidation goals have been completed. Cloud efforts have moved from Cloud First to Cloud Smart in an effort to ensure cloud was just not a checkbox but was being used to transform how the government consumes and distributes IT services. Citizen Experience (CX) has been a priority across three administrations with the next generation of CX efforts outlined in an executive order. These modernization efforts have resulted in billions of dollars in cost savings and increased efficiency for a government workforce that is now telework friendly, but the work is not done.Continue reading →
Though the word may be overused, state and local governments are indeed facing unprecedented challenges. Forced to move operations online in response to their own stay-at-home orders, state and local agencies have spent the last year retooling how they serve citizens. They have been paying for necessary technology upgrades and other new equipment while revenues from taxes have dropped considerably. Even with these financial challenges, state CIOs are committed to continuing with their innovation and modernization efforts.
A study from the National Association of State CIOs (NASCIO) showed that priorities for state and local CIOs stayed consistent over the last year, with cybersecurity and enhancing digital citizen service being the top two. Of course, these two areas saw critical investments in 2020 just to keep the business of government running. In 2021, the solutions put in place will be revisited, evaluated for efficiency, and operationalized to support agencies moving forward.
Co-located Events to Offer a Comprehensive Program for Government Technology and Policy Leaders
Vienna, Va - 1105 Media's Government Events Group, the leading producer of trade shows and conferences for the government information technology (IT) market, today announced the session track topics for the upcoming Cloud & Virtualization, Cybersecurity and Mobile Government Conferences. Taking place October 22-23, 2012 at the Grand Hyatt in Washington, D.C., these three events are being co-located to provide comprehensive educational opportunities for government and industry in one location.
Ms. Cureton's address will focus on IT leadership and how to better understand acquisition standards. She'll also discuss how her latest initiative within NASA - spearheading the agency's shift to cloud - has reportedly saved her agency $1 million.Only full conference attendees get access to this exclusive keynote!