Representatives discussed how data could be both useful to consumers -- and also a potentially risky asset.
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Many federal technology decision-makers say they see widespread use of shadow IT in their agency, but consider themselves Ill-equipped to handle its accompanying security risks.
The Defense Healthcare Management Systems Modernization contract’s base value is $4.3 billion over 10 years, with an expected 18-year lifecycle value of $9 billion.
The proposal, which could be published as early as today, follows hacks at two background checkers that compromised the security of personnel who handle U.S. secrets.
The Senate appropriations committee last week approved an annual spending measure that would grant USDS just one-third of the new funding President Barack Obama requested to scale up the team.
Significant issues remain for the proposed cybersecurity legislation, which is competing with at least two other issues for a vote before recess.
The U.S. government is playing catch-up on security primarily because it has not been able to keep up with the advances in technology over the last decade.
The first Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite-R series will produce “30 times the data at five times the rate and twice the resolution” of the current crop of geostationary satellites.
The White House will now aim to respond within 60 days.
The deputy CIO will help coordinate the department's cloud strategy, among other responsibilities.