The implementation of “10-Point Plan for IT Modernization” began as Teri’s big initiative to upgrade the information technology infrastructure. An assessment on typical IT infrastructures we look at the organization, technological, and the strategy overall. In order to begin implementing new plans, the current infrastructure and architecture must be assessed, a design and model for the new system must be created and then the strategy to implement the new
Technological advancements in recent decades have drastically affected many aspects of American society; our government is no exception. With a rapidly growing population, it is imperative that we maximize the efficiency of government organizations, while also being mindful of financial burdens. Technology is allowing government organizations to make relevant information more readily available to American citizens, which can reduce the amount of one-on-one time each customer requires with a government employee. The use of the Internet, I believe, has made the most significant change to how we are able to deal with government organizations. Many tasks that used to require mailing letters or meeting someone in person can now be accomplished online. Despite the various positive impacts technology has had on government organizations, there are unfortunately some negative aspects that require attention as well; for example, security concerns. More money must be allocated for cyber security advancements as people learn how to take advantage of modern technology. We’ve seen in the recent Wiki Leaks hacks during the 2016 Presidential Election that hacking can dramatically affect situations within the United States. The Obama Administration formed the Internet Policy Task Force to investigate privacy concerns, copyright issues, cyber security, and virtual economy
What precisely is Cloud Computing? And why are so many organizations switching to this new phenomenon? Cloud computing is defined as “the delivery of computing as a service rather than a product, whereby shared resources, software, and information are provided to computers and other devices as a metered service over a network, typically the Internet” (Wikipedia). My goal in this paper is to discuss what exactly cloud computing is and how it is affecting how businesses work now. I will be discussing the top leading groups that have administered and executed “the cloud” in their daily routines for successful business. I also will be focusing on the advantages and disadvantages of cloud computing and how it can be beneficial
Most IT departments agree that less is more in the grand scheme of systems to maintain, manage and administer. This recommendation follows that
The primary performance measures are related to student achievement based on standardized tests. Still, as with any organization today, cyberspace support plays an important part in reaching the strategic goals which include organization excellence and outreach. The IT division supports the DoDEA goals by “delivering reliable, secure, high-performing and cost-effective networks and services to our students, teachers and staff.” (CSP, 2013) The IT division is comprised of five branches: CIO-Enterprise Architecture, System Development, HQ Operations & Customer Support, Information Resources, and Information Assurance.
With any organization, rather it be civilian or military focused, there is a common element that resides; organizational competencies. These competencies is what makes any organization unique and identifies how they do the things they do, how relationships with institution division and external entities are developed and handled. With Information technology shifting from an administrative support tool to a strategic role within the organization, the question, or debate, is whether or not the planning and implementation of information technology, based on strategic goals, essentially share the same organizational competencies. This article will
The selected agency chosen for this paper is the City of Memphis Information Services, (IS). The City of Memphis has existing and emerging technologies in government operations, and its delivery of services to the public. The IS works to improve City government efficiency through technology and to make communications with the City uncomplicated and clear. The vision of the IS is to be recognized as a leading provider of innovative IT solutions for municipal services. The mission statement is: “Collaborate with City divisions in leveraging technology which provides responsive and cost effective services which support the City’s four priorities” (The City of Memphis, 2015). The Information Services Division’s FY 2015-2019 IS strategic
With the increasing use of the internet to perform organizational functions to deliver services to the public, the federal government saw the need to improve customer service in 2002. The enacted E-Government Act of 2002 required federal agencies utilizing information technology to become citizen focused, establish a chief information officer (CIO), develop and meet security requirement in accordance with the Federal Information Security Act (FISMA), protect confidential information, and support electronic government initiatives (Bolten, 2003). The legislation required agencies to develop their IT infrastructures to meet the needs of the public and link information systems agency-wide. Additionally, the conversion and management of electronic records would improve the communication and accessibility of information for the federal agency, employees, and the public.
With a specific end goal to consolidate a wide range of IT activities and advantage from them, the whole organizations IT strategy must be reengineered to cooperate. Instead of looking at IT as a unit itself, intergrading it into the business as a whole and making it work towards a common goal will make worth in the organization. The consequent strides should be refined in each segment of ModMeters to achieve their requests.
Recognition of the highly networked nature of the current federal computing environment while providing effective oversight of information security risks, including management of security efforts throughout the civilian, national security, and law enforcement communities.
As government agencies began to realize that their corporate and customer information was not as private and as safe as they had advertised, they called upon The National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) to construct a set of guideline to control and protect information security. The growing need to safeguard such information caused agencies, particularly government agencies, to seek assistance collectively to avoid security breach escalations.
Title III of the E-Government Act, entitled the Federal Information Security Management Act (FISMA) requires each federal agency to develop, document, and implement an agency-wide program to provide information security for the information and systems that support the operations and assets of the agency, including those provided or managed by another agency, contractor, or other sources (Staff, 2016). FISMA was amended by The Federal Information Security Modernization Act of 2014. The amendment was established to modernize the Federal security practices to focus on security concerns. The results of these changes will strengthen continuous monitoring, continue focusing on agency compliance, and report on issues caused by security incidents. FISMA, Paperwork Reduction Act of 1995 and the Information Technology Management Reform Act of 1996 (Clinger-Cohen Act), clearly highlights the plans for a cost-effective security program. In support of and reinforcing this legislation, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) through Circular A-130, “Managing Federal Information as a Strategic Resource,”1 requires executive agencies within the federal government to:
US Citizenship and Immigration Services are in the midst of an unprecedented shift in technology where end-user and mission demands are fast exceeding IT’s capacity to fulfill them. The office of the CIO needs to deploy an enterprise wide architecture to meet the demanding agency needs. The Next generation applications such as an electronic immigrant processing, record submission and online status verification require a next generation infrastructure architecture. The goal is to establish an operational model where resources can be provisioned dynamically and minimize capital investments in order to expedite time to production with agency capabilities. The question is should the USCIS government agency switch from their current operational
In deploying the use of IT in an agency there will be challenges which will be encountered, in the case where the federal agency could be moving to a cloud, it may not be welcomed by most employees of the federal agencies. It was the case of City of Pittsburgh, they had some strict limitation and challenges in the deployment of their new IT project involving the use of the Cloud. They did some analysis on the Internal and External Environment. Some specific challenges they were faced include;
The impact of information technology has been tremendous within the public sector. Over the years, the growth and development of technology has caused the public sector to change. One of the most significant changes in technology has been the evolution of the information systems and how their development has reshaped the way the world uses technology. “It has been just over fifty years since the worlds first programmable computer became operational. It cost millions of dollars to build and processed an unprecedented 5,000 instructions per second. By 1971, Intel was able to pack 25 times that power into a single, two hundred-dollar chip. Today’s personal computers process