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TBM + FITARA Scorecard = IT transparency

Federal officials hope that as the Office of Management and Budget unveils more data on agencies' use of the Technology Business Management framework, Congress will take this as a cue to add it as a measure on the biannual FITARA Scorecards. “At some point, not maybe the next scorecard, but at some point down the line, I can see TBM being used to refine the existing scorecard measures,” said Kevin Walsh, the Government Accountability Office‘s director of IT and cybersecurity. For David Shive, CIO of the General Services Administration, there's a natural parallel between TBM and the FITARA Scorecard. "It’s all about increasing transparency so that executive decision-makers can make better decisions,” Shive said. Billy Mitchell has more on TBM.

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Interior awards its last major EIS task order for $483M

The Department of the Interior awarded a $483 million voice services task order under the larger Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract to Core Technologies. With the order, Interior has largely finished the procurement portion of its transition to the new, governmentwide contract for information technology and telecommunications. Dave Nyczepir has this one.

It took a pandemic for OPM to adopt cloud

For the Office of Personnel Management, the need to make informed telework decisions during the pandemic led to big decisions about moving to the cloud. Akanksha Sharma, a senior adviser to OPM’s chief information officer, said Wednesday that OPM was taking too long to consolidate and analyze data on the coronavirus. So the agency reached out to GSA's Cloud Adoption Center of Excellence (CoE) for help developing a faster solution for the facilities team. More from Dave.

Air Force taps AT&T 5G to boost network services at 3 bases

The Air Force has partnered with AT&T to bring 5G wireless technologies to three of its bases in support of its Enterprise IT-as-a-Service program. Under the partnership, AT&T will set up its low-latency networks at Buckley Air Force Base, Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson and Offutt Air Force Base to improve the connectivity of bases and support operations. “We think it is vital to test commercially provided services like 5G and software-based network-as-a-service capabilities,” said Col. Justin Collins, deputy for the Air Force’s Enterprise IT and Cyber Infrastructure Division. Jackson Barnett has the news.


CDM holds untapped value for agency cyberdefense programs

Agencies that are implementing the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation program have an opportunity to use the CDM data to increase the value of cyberdefense and cyber-operations programs, says Splunk’s executive Frank Dimina. “There's a wealth of sensor data for CDM reporting that has an untapped value. Operationalizing it lets CDM become more than a compliance program,” he shares in a new podcast. Hear more insights from Dimina.

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