Government News Roundup – December 2018 Edition
December 6, 2018
To build workplaces of the future, government agencies need to deploy technology-enabling flexible working arrangements, encouraging digital collaboration, and providing strong security to safeguard vital information.
Significant progress is being made with the adoption of flexible work in the federal government. Representative Gerry Connolly of Virginia is working to ensure that progress is continuing to be made.
The Feds are heading to the cloud, but the workforce isn’t being prepared. For the migration to be successful, agencies need to ensure their workforce is trained on how to effectively use the new technology tools.
Agencies are facing the overwhelming task of modernizing the IT infrastructure, but if they don’t also invest in their workforce, they risk falling even further behind.
State and Local Agency News
Arizona finds more than just cost savings in the move to the cloud.
Smaller, local agencies are showing the Feds how to effectively modernize and innovate their IT solutions.
Last month’s Mid-Term elections changed the face of local government in many states, and this may affect the CIO position.
From a security perspective, one of the key elements of success for the federal government is the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP), a government-wide program that provides a standardized approach to cloud security, and this benefit extends to state and local governments.