Tag Archives: White House

Deltek’s Alex Rossino: White House IT Modernization Report Cites Cloud Adoption Challenges

Alex Rossino, a principal research analyst at Deltek, has said the federal information technology modernization report issued by the White House American Technology Council has named the use of enterprise cybersecurity platforms and the Trusted Internet Connections policy as some of the barriers to cloud adoption. The White House report calls for an update …

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GSA Issues RFQ for White House’s Centers of Excellence

The General Services Administration has asked industry for quotations to provide staffing support for the White House’s proposed centers of excellence, Nextgov reported Thursday. The proposed CoEs will advance several technology programs such as information technology infrastructure optimization; cloud adoption; service delivery analytics; contact centers; and customer experience. GSA could award by …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: MGT Act, White House IT Modernization Report to Incite AI, Cloud Adoption

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said he expects federal agencies to advance experimentation with cloud migration and information technology upgrades driven by the passage of the Modernizing Government Technology Act and the release of the White House’s IT modernization report, FedTech Magazine reported Tuesday. Chehreh said …

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Unisys’ PV Puvvada: Federal Govt Moves Toward Comprehensive IT Modernization

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ federal business, has said he observed the U.S. government moving toward a comprehensive approach to modernize federal information technology systems, Federal News Radio reported Monday. The Trump administration implemented initiatives to support federal IT modernization, including the enactment of the Modernizing Government Technology Act; the release …

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Dell EMC’s Steve Harris: Cloud Tech Could Aid in Federal IT Cybersecurity

Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC‘s federal business, has said the adoption of on-premise and hybrid cloud platforms can help government agencies comply with security best practices and access information technology services in the event of catastrophes. Harris wrote in a MeriTalk article published Tuesday that …

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Cyber Vet Melissa Hathaway Talks Threats to Critical Infrastructure at UN University

Melissa Hathaway, former White House cybersecurity adviser, discussed the cyber threats to critical infrastructure, internet economy and critical services during a conversation at the United Nations University’s headquarters in Japan, the Potomac Institute for Policy Studies reported. Hathaway, a senior fellow for the Potomac Institute, spoke with Sebastian von Einsiedel, director …

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Lockheed’s Marillyn Hewson, Rick Ambrose Host VP Mike Pence at Colorado Space Systems Facility

Vice President Mike Pence toured the Colorado campus of Lockheed Martin‘s space systems business to visit NASA‘s future Mars probe and the U.S. Air Force‘s latest global positioning system satellites, the Denver Business Journal reported Thursday. Company CEO Marillyn Hewson and Lockheed Martin Space Systems Executive Vice President Rick Ambrose joined Pence …

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GSA Seeks Info on Support Sources for White House Innovation Office’s Centers of Excellence

The General Services Administration has asked information on potential vendors that can provide support services for the White House Office of American Innovation’s four proposed centers of excellence and its technology initiatives. A FedBizOpps notice posted Friday says GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service is interested in companies that can help COEs …

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PV Puvvada: Agencies Should Collaborate, Utilize Shared Services to Meet IT Modernization Goals

PV Puvvada, president of Unisys‘ federal systems business, has said that federal agencies should establish cross-agency partnerships and utilize shared services to achieve information technology modernization goals. Puvvada, an inductee into Executive Mosaic‘s Wash100 for 2017, wrote in an opinion piece published Friday on FCW that the need for shared services …

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Dell EMC’s Cameron Chehreh: IT Network Simplification Key to Federal Shared Services Adoption, Cyber Efforts

Cameron Chehreh, chief technology officer of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said the move to centralize nonmission-critical information technology systems would help the federal government build up its cybersecurity posture through a reduction in the network’s attack surface, MeriTalk reported Monday. His remarks are in response to the August release of an IT …

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Phebe Novakovic: General Dynamics Supports White House Action to Help Protect IP of US Firms

General Dynamics Chairman and CEO Phebe Novakovic has said the company backs President Donald Trump’s latest action that seeks to protect U.S. industrial base from theft of intellectual property. The White House signed a memo last week directing the U.S. Trade Representative to examine if the federal government should investigate Chinese trade …

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