Weekly Roundup: September 20-24, 2021

CISA Releases Draft Guidance for Agencies’ Transition to IPv6. Federal agencies are on the clock to transition networks and systems to using Internet Protocol version 6, and the Trusted Internet Connection program office released draft guidance to help them make the move securely. The last pools of addresses for the previous standard—IPv4—were exhausted in 2011.

COVID-19 Phase III— Amplifying the security imperative to emerge stronger and more resilient

In many cases, government leaders surprised themselves with their ability to rapidly innovate. In the rush to launch new capabilities to meet increased demand, however, critical security and protection measures may have been deprioritized, overlooked, or ignored altogether. As a result, many government organizations have further increased their exposure to security threats. The trick now is to sustain the pace of innovation and build even more momentum, while simultaneously closing any security gaps.

André Mendes

André Mendes was appointed Chief Information Officer for the Department of Commerce in April of 2020. There, he has overall responsibility and oversight of all technology systems at the United States Department of Commerce (DOC) and its associated Bureaus (FY2020 Budget $3.8B).

Weekly Roundup: September 13-17, 2021

OMB Expands Customer Experience Guidance for Federal Agencies. In its annual update to Circular A-11, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) made significant changes to section 280, which focuses on customer experience (CX) and service delivery. The new changes provide a new expanded definition for customer experience – one that includes equity and designates CX as a priority instead of a nice-to-have.

Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector

The pace of these changes is so rapid that it has become necessary to harness the power of emerging technology as a key enabler of addressing these threats to our way of life. In particular, artificial intelligence (AI) has emerged as a force for public good in recent years. The technology is revolutionizing the way we derive value and insights from data in order to improve our daily lives. In addition, governments gather a treasure trove of pertinent data that can be used to execute important missions and improve services to the citizen.

Artificial Intelligence in the Public Sector: A Maturity Model

The technology is revolutionizing the way we derive value and insights from data in order to improve our daily lives. In addition, governments gather a treasure trove of pertinent data that can be used to execute important missions and improve services to the citizen. An effective AI program can greatly enhance the ability of the public sector to deliver on that promise.

Gerard Badorrek

Gerard Badorrek is the Chief Financial Officer of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA). As the senior financial executive at GSA, he is responsible for the management of its $25 billion budget and over 600 financial personnel at the GSA central office and across 11 regions. Mr. Badorrek oversees all financial functions and activities, including strategic planning, performance management, budgeting, accounting, analytics and reporting, financial operations and audits. He also serves as Performance Improvement Officer.

Gerard Badorrek, CFO at the U.S. General Services Administration

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Monday, September 13, 2021 - 11:32

Weekly Roundup: September 6-10, 2021

A Tuesday like no other: Feds recall shock of 9/1. Two decades ago, what began as an unremarkable Tuesday for federal employees quickly changed into an historic event like never before, and the country was never the same. Every agency was affected by the events of Sept. 11, 2001, and their workers impacted both directly and indirectly. Federal News Network asked readers who were in federal agencies that day to share their experiences of 9/11, in honor of the 20th anniversary on Saturday.

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