FOR THE CIO, CTO & CISO
CLOUD: CISO’s influence grows as cloud envelops the enterprise. In case you need any more evidence that enterprises no longer see the cloud as a security threat, here it is straight from the horse’s mouth – almost 90 percent of IT security leaders have, or are planning to adopt the cloud very soon, according to new research from IBM. Read more
MOBILE USE IS GROWING: Mobile Tech Emerges as Top Marketing Priority. A significant number of marketing executives consider mobile technology as a top priority for the immediate future, according to a recent survey from the Chief Marketing Officer (CMO) Council and SAS. The accompanying report, “Getting in Sync With Mobile Customers: Capitalizing on Marketing’s Big Mobile Opportunity,” highlights statistics that support such sentiments: There are about 4.55 billion mobile phone users globally, and mobile commerce now accounts for 15 percent of all U.S. e-commerce revenue. Meanwhile, mobile devices now account for 12 percent of a typical U.S. consumer’s media consumption time. Read more
HHS: Panel Probes CTO’s HealthCare.gov Role. The nation’s chief technology officer at the time of last year’s troubled launch of Obamacare’s HealthCare.gov website told a House panel Nov. 19 that his role in the launch was minimal and cybersecurity issues were handled by others. Read more
RETRO GOVT IT: In December of 2004, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the first Policies for Federal Public Websites. Over the past decade, technology has completely transformed how government delivers information and services to the public. On this 10-year anniversary, here’s a recap some of the pivotal moments that have shaped today’s digital government landscape. Read more
OPM: 48,000 Federal Employees Potentially Affected by Second Background Check Hack. The Office of Personnel Management is alerting more than 48,000 federal employees their personal information may have been exposed following a breach at KeyPoint Government Solutions, which conducts background investigations of federal employees seeking security clearances. Read more
MORE FROM OPM: If you’re taking a vacation day and a storm closes government offices, you still get charged for the vacation. No more excused absences. That’s the gist of a revised weather-closure policy from the Office of Personnel Management. Read more
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