Ask the CIO

Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller talks to federal chief information officers about the latest technology trends and issues facing their agencies.


Ask the CIO

For the FBI, data is both a blessing and a curse

Gordon Bitko, the chief information officer of the FBI, said the bureau is relaying on a combination of tools, training and shared services to better manage data.
00:43:00 4/18/2019

Past Episodes

Eddie Hartwig, the deputy administrator of the U.S. Digital Service, said the goal is to train 250 contracting officers under the Digital IT Acquisition Professional Program (DITAP).
00:43:25 4/10/2019
The General Services Administration will host an industry day on April 18 to detail initial thoughts around a new contract writing system. Crystal Philcox, the assistant commissioner for Enterprise Strategy Management at GSA's FAS, among others joined Federal News Network's Jason Miller for Ask the CIO.
00:50:34 4/4/2019
Michelle Jacobs, the director of DLA's hosting office, said the agency is using commercial cloud services to host more than 60 percent of its applications and wants to move toward a software-as-a-service model. Jacobs joined Federal News Network's Jason Miller on Ask the CIO.
00:50:33 3/28/2019
Vince Urias, a distinguished member of the technical staff at Sandia National Laboratories, said the HADES program creates a fake environment where cyber defenders can lure hackers and better understand their techniques.
00:43:23 3/14/2019
Suzi Connor, the chief information officer at CDC, said a new three-pronged approach will change the way the agency manages and uses technology. Connor joined Federal News Network's Jason Miller on this week's episode of Ask the CIO.
00:43:24 3/7/2019
Whether or not the Section 809 panel's recommendation to exempt the Defense Department from the Clinger-Cohen Act makes sense or goes too far, the congressionally-mandated group hit upon a bigger issue to be solved for every agency: The way Congress provides funding for agencies to buy technology is frozen in time. Former Office of Management and Budget and Defense Department IT executives weighed in on why the frustrations over IT management boiled over in the Section 809 panel report, on this week's Ask the CIO with host Jason Miller.
00:43:27 2/28/2019
Andrea Norris, the chief information officer at the National Institutes of Health, said her agency is investing heavily in people, tools and cloud services to take more advantage of data.
00:44:02 2/21/2019
Max Everett, the Energy Department's chief information officer, said about one-third to one-half of the department still needs to move their email to the cloud.
00:43:01 2/7/2019
Raghav Vajjhala, the chief information officer of the FTC, said a new blanket purchase agreement with four vendors will help the agency take a low risk approach to IT modernization.
00:50:40 1/31/2019
Contracting officers are getting some much needed help to make sure solicitations include language to guarantee accessibility for people with disabilities. Section 508 requires agencies to buy technology products and services that are compliant with accessibility standards. Where no human could review the tens of thousands of requests for proposals (RFPs) that come out every year to make sure they include the correct Section 508 clauses, computers can.Marina Fox, who leads the DotGov Domain Services in Office of Governmentwide Policy at the General Services Administration, joined Jason Miller on Ask the CIO this week to discuss.
00:43:24 1/24/2019

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