Miller currently serves as the DOD's deputy CIO for cybersecurity but will step into the CIO role as John Zangardi heads to DHS.
The Futures and Modernization Command, which is set to stand up in 2018, will have to resist the ways of old if it wants to be successful.
Most federal agencies improved their employee happiness scores for the third consecutive year, but the need for more effective leadership continues to hold back greater improvement.
Kirstjen Nielsen, a former top aide to White House Chief of Staff John Kelly, was confirmed to lead the Department of Homeland Security, while Emily Murphy was confirmed as administrator of the General Services Administration.
With hackers increasingly targeting users, federal agencies are turning to identity management to better protect their systems.
Better federal data could help track efforts at increasing the percentage of women and minority in tech jobs, especially regarding compliance with equal opportunity laws by federal contractors, a report found.
IT modernization is not only key for federal agencies, but to GSA's Federal Acquisition Service.
Kirstjen Nielsen told a Senate committee that a planned border wall won't span the entire southern border and that cyberattacks have entered a more potent phase in their evolution.
The Department of Veterans Affairs also plans to roll out a series of initiative throughout November to improve its veterans' benefits services.
President Donald Trump selects a longtime DOD tech hand for the DHS CIO job 12 weeks after a New York hedge fund CISO abruptly left the post.
Federal hiring, the clearance backlog and procurement data came up in a Senate confirmation hearing for candidates to lead the Office of Personnel Management and the General Services Administration.
White House adviser Chris Liddell acknowledged that the federal government is moving too slowly in filling permanent CIO positions.