CIO Briefing

Biden Expected to Unveil Full Budget Proposal Next Week, Without a Permanent OMB Director 

A veteran Capitol Hill staffer has been serving as the acting head of the Office of Management and Budget. 

Cybersecurity

Lawmakers Call for Pentagon to Prioritize Cyber Investments

Rep. Jim Langevin suggested in a hearing the Defense Department has not elevated its focus on the cyber domain enough. 

Data

Coalition Urges Congress to Boost Funding for Census Modernization

A group of Census experts and data users are asking appropriators to provide $2 billion in funding to the Census Bureau in fiscal 2022.

Cybersecurity

White House Endorses Inclusion of Cybersecurity in Water Infrastructure Bill 

A recent attempt by hackers to poison the water supply in a Florida town prompted calls for more resources.

Cybersecurity

House Solarium Commission Members Press for More CISA Funding

“Congress was right to give the agency new authorities that allow it to better defend our interests in cyberspace, but without requisite funding, we’re setting CISA up for failure," the lawmakers wrote.

Emerging Tech

Pentagon Launched New Innovation Steering Group

The announcement came during a Senate Appropriations subcommittee hearing highlighting Defense budget tensions. 

IT Modernization

IRS Commissioner Calls for Multiyear Funding to Help Recoup Potential $1T Tax Gap

Charles Rettig told senators the agency needs increased resources to address aging tech systems and years of personnel cuts. 

Ideas

The Biden Administration’s Cybersecurity Roadmap

Making some changes to how the federal government buys cyber tools is one of the things the new Homeland Security secretary has mentioned.

CIO Briefing

Biden Budget Requests Major Investments for Federal Technology and Cybersecurity

The 1.5 trillion budget would give the Technology Modernization Fund and CISA big increases as well as launch new advanced research projects agencies.

CIO Briefing

Biden Commits to Investing ‘Closer to 2%’ of GDP in Science Research

The president referenced infrastructure, immigration, quantum computing and much more in his first formal press conference.

CIO Briefing

Biden Administration Issues New Guidance Instructing Agencies to Start Tracking Goals Again

White House reversed last-minute Trump policy to end the practice of developing and monitoring agency objectives.

Emerging Tech

Republican Lawmakers Push for Billions in Boosts to Science Agency Budgets

Their re-introduced bill also calls for a national S&T strategy—and new requirements, including a supply chain-tracking database.

IT Modernization

CIOs’ Wishlist for New Congress and Administration IT Leadership

Three department IT leaders share their top asks from the new Congress and yet-to-be-appointed federal CIO.

IT Modernization

Draft Senate COVID Relief Bill Includes $1B for Technology Modernization Fund

The fund gets a second chance at a boost after a $9 billion proposal didn’t make it to the House-passed bill.

Ideas

How Forward-Thinking Investments Will Build the Future of Digital Government

To succeed, governments must create long-term integrated plans that encompass enterprise architecture, funding and policy support.

IT Modernization

Tech Groups Urge Congress to Add Billions to TMF and Drop Some Repayments

Twelve advocacy groups representing the biggest names in tech asked for a major infusion of cash and some substantive changes to how the Technology Modernization Fund operates.

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