When President Trump signed the 2018 National Defense Authorization Act into law in December, he also codified the Modernizing Government Technology Act, an amendment allowing agencies greater freedom in using allocated funds to spur digital transformation. That ongoing initiative has come as the public and private sectors continue to grapple with a variety of IT issues, including cybersecurity concerns, the need to adopt new technologies and big data navigation.
To gain insight into these challenges, GovConDaily spoke with Pete Tseronis, founder and CEO of Dots and Bridges, an IT consultancy assisting critical infrastructure companies with digital transformation.
“As a trusted advisor, I subsume my clients’ needs, pain-points and introspection as my own, be it distilling cybersecurity and supply chain risk management, articulating how technologies can mitigate corporate risk while driving innovation, unearthing next-generation disruptive technology/intellectual property and/or developing workforce change management tactics,” Tseronis said when describing his role.
He went on to identify what he sees as a fundamental challenge plaguing IT modernization.
“Digital transformation and digital trust, combined with the alleged ‘End of Moore’s Law,’ offer persuasive opportunities for businesses (and government) to enhance functionality, identify cost efficiencies and, ultimately, deliver improved consumer services. However, the race to accelerate the transfer of promising technologies toward broad economic impact requires due diligence … These technologies also create new vulnerabilities and associated risks for system owners and operators,” Tseronis cautioned.
To learn more about Pete Tseronis and Dots and Bridges, visit: http://dotsandbridges.com/.