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Almost ten months into the Obama White House, the President has made a commitment to make more use of technology to fundamentally change the way government does business. Two of his top technology officials paused to offer some ideas of how -- and why -- they plan to leverage technology to improve government.
Focus on procurement and cyber coordinator biggest differences as compared to Bush administration's CNCI. Pres. Obama to begin with 24 actions to improve IT security.
Position likely to focus on executive order, oversight issues
Congressional Democrats have begun the task of codifying into federal law "PayGo", rules that mandate an equivalent cut in spending in one area to compensate for an increase in spending elsewhere. The President has proposed the action to trim the budget, but opponents say recent stimulus and financial bailout spending make them wary of the idea.
Rep. Gerry Connolly has hand-delivered two letters supporting pay parity for federal employees.
In an effort to bolster its forces on the cybersecurity front, the Department of Homeland Security has been granted special new hiring authority to recruit as many as 1,000 new cybersecurity experts over the next three years. The announcement comes at the start of 'National Cybersecurity Awareness Month'.
Tags: technology , cybersecurity , Janet Napolitano , Department of Homeland Security , Deputy Defense Secretary William Lynn , Chris Painter , White House , Max Cacas , National Cybersecurity Awareness Month