It’s been a long time coming, but the IT bureaucracy inside the Pentagon is getting streamlined and the new structure is producing positive results for the Defense Department.
Last month, the organization known as the Joint Service Provider, which manages all of the IT and cybersecurity defense services inside the DOD, declared full operational capability and became a subcomponent of the Defense Information Systems Agency.
Advancements in military, cybersecurity and automation are among the many focal areas for the federal government in fiscal 2019.
IT acquisition has landed on the Government Accountability Office’s High Risk List, and with sands shifting for tech leaders, reining in ineffective spending could be more difficult.
A model in which agencies share common functions is a central element of the White House’s vision to streamline IT across the government.
Agencies won’t have much new funding in their upcoming budgets, but they must still find ways to update their IT.
Matt Lira, a member of the Office of American Innovation, says the Trump administration is bringing together federal IT stakeholders to collaborate and update government technology.
The time is ripe for agencies to start moving aging infrastructure to the cloud, and some agencies, like USCIS and the FCC, have already done so.
FedRAMP can now authorize cloud providers to protect government’s most secure data.