Weekly Wrap-Up
Week of May 10, 2021
Federal CIO Martorana: $1B TMF lets agencies ‘apply for projects that previously were out of their reach’
(Federal News Network) With the release of the new guidance last week for agencies to submit proposals to receive some of the $1 billion in the Technology Modernization Fund, Federal Chief Information Officer Clare Martorana issued her first major policy decision that her fellow CIOs, industry and especially Congress will be watching the implementation of closely.
Federal CISO DeRusha Says CDM Crucial to Zero Trust, Backs FISMA Reform
(Meritalk) Federal Chief Information Security Officer Chris DeRusha explained today that the foundational elements of the Continuous Diagnostics and Mitigation (CDM) program are fundamental to moving Federal government network security to zero trust concepts and that implementation of the program only becomes more important as cyber threats increase.
VMware names Raghu Raghuram next CEO, preannounces upbeat earnings
(MarketWatch) VMware Inc. named a new chief executive Wednesday while also delivering better-than-expected preliminary results for its fiscal first quarter. Rangarajan (Raghu) Raghuram, who currently serves as VMware’s chief operating officer for products and cloud services, will be moving to the CEO role and joining VMware’s board of directors beginning June 1. The company’s prior CEO, Pat Gelsinger, left in February to head up Intel Corp.
Colonial Is Problem We Can No Longer Avoid: Palo Alto Networks
(Bloomberg Technology) Wendi Whitmore, Palo Alto Networks' senior vice president , discusses the cyber attack on Colonial Pipeline Company and its apparent lack of security infrastructure allowing hackers to shutdown America's largest gasoline pipeline for six days. She speaks with Emily Chang on "Bloomberg Technology."
ADI Endorses Biden Administration's Cyber EO
(White House) President Biden has signed an Executive Order charting a new course to improve the nation’s cybersecurity and protect federal government networks. ADI Executive Director Matthew Cornelius has released a statement of endorsement for the EO on Twitter and LinkedIn.
New Technology Modernization Fund repayment rules expand opportunities for cross-agency efforts
(Government Matters) New guidance from the Office of Management and Budget gives agencies opportunities to pay back the loans over time or, in some cases, not at all. Matthew Cornelius, Executive Director of the Alliance for Digital Innovation, said the minimal repayment option is beneficial because some very important, timely projects, such as cybersecurity improvements, might not generate cost savings. Cornelius said he applauds the Office of Management and Budget and the General Services Administration for the “simple and yet sophisticated” rule changes.
ADI Executive Director Matthew Cornelius Interview on
FederalNewsNetwork Airing May 13
Tune in to catch ADI Executive Executive Director Matthew Cornelius in his interview with FederalNewsNetwork on the topic of hacker-powered security. Tune your radio to AM channel 1500 or stream online at FederalNewsNetwork.com at 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. ET on Thursday, May 13. The interview was previously scheduled for May 6 at 10 a.m. ET.
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