Federal 100 winner: Alan Paller

Alan Paller
Director of research
SANS Institute

Paller played a significant role this past year in framing the government’s Trusted Internet Connections efforts. The initiative was designed to reduce more than 4,000 federal government gateways to the Internet to fewer than 100 as a way of reducing security risks. Paller, working through the CIO Council, helped develop the overall strategy and individual workshops to implement it.

“Alan assisted us with what would work and how to make it work,” said Karen Evans, former administrator for information technology and e-government at the Office of Management and Budget. “And with him there, it gave confidence to the security professionals that this was the right initiative with the right direction.”

Paller founded the SANS Institute in 1989 to provide graduate-level education to cybersecurity professionals.

Featured

  • Telecommunications
    Stock photo ID: 658810513 By asharkyu

    GSA extends EIS deadline to 2023

    Agencies are getting up to three more years on existing telecom contracts before having to shift to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions vehicle.

  • Workforce
    Shutterstock image ID: 569172169 By Zenzen

    OMB looks to retrain feds to fill cyber needs

    The federal government is taking steps to fill high-demand, skills-gap positions in tech by retraining employees already working within agencies without a cyber or IT background.

  • Acquisition
    GSA Headquarters (Photo by Rena Schild/Shutterstock)

    GSA to consolidate multiple award schedules

    The General Services Administration plans to consolidate dozens of its buying schedules across product areas including IT and services to reduce duplication.

Stay Connected

FCW Update

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.