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FCW Insider: Sept 21

Treasury needs better cybersecurity tracking

The Government Accountability Office wants Treasury to do more to track the progress of financial services industry cybersecurity mitigation efforts.

Shared services poised for adoption

Quality Service Management Offices shared service offerings move closer to reality for federal agencies.

Comment: Culture and IT modernization

Attempting to modernize without a comprehensive approach that accounts for an agency's culture, engages its workforce and addresses critical business practices can actually create new or additional challenges that limit effectiveness and negatively affect mission outcomes.

Quick Hits

*** The Department of Defense is looking for ideas from industry on dynamic spectrum sharing to support commercial and military 5G development. DOD controls large swathes of mid-band spectrum used for high-power radar operations that are ideal for 5G deployment. In an Sept. 18 request for information, DOD is seeking ideas on how spectrum sharing could bring commercial users and radar operations into the same frequency bands, if it makes sense for DOD to own and operate its own 5G networks and whether multiple spectrum sharing solutions should be deployed.

"DOD's partnership with industry is imperative in this extremely technical and competitive field," agency CIO Dana Deasy said in a statement. "What we learn in this effort has potential to benefit the entire nation and keep the U.S. as the global leader of 5G technology for many years to come."

*** Data storage in the cloud has become an everyday phenomenon, but what about when data centers are migrated to under the sea? Microsoft has been piloting such an effort for the last last two years. GCN takes a look.

Posted by FCW Staff on Sep 21, 2020 at 2:32 AM


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