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Karen Evans

Former chief information officers support idea to consolidate role at federal agencies

Representatives Gerry Connolly and Darrell Issa want to consolidate the chief information officer (CIO) role across the federal workplace. The idea to reduce each agency to one CIO has been discussed for almost a decade. Karen Evans, partner at KE&T Partners and former CIO for the Department of Energy, said the suggestion comes up periodically […]


Former federal chief information officer says compliance culture change is underway

Jen Easterly, the nominee to take over the Cybersecurity and Infrastructure Security Agency, would like Congress to rethink the way it oversees agency security. Easterly says that would require reforming the Federal Information Security Modernization Act (FISMA). Karen Evans, former federal chief information officer and now partner at KE&T Partners, said there is a culture […]


Former federal chief information officers discuss new cybersecurity executive order

President Biden’s new executive order on cybersecurity has some important tasks for agencies, some of which have been around for a while. Former Federal Chief Information Officer Karen Evans said one critically important element of the order is the element about a Software Bill of Materials, a formal record for enhancing software supply chain security. […]


Prioritizing IT modernization in government

Karen Evans and Mark Forman, former E-gov administrators at the Office of Management and Budget, discuss optimizing investment in IT modernization and digital transformation at agencies


Modernizing financial systems at DHS

Karen Evans, Chief Information Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, talks keys to success, lessons learned and next steps for Financial Systems Modernization at her agency


Top IT priorities at the Department of Homeland Security

Karen Evans, Chief Information Officer at the Department of Homeland Security, discusses her work as the new CIO at DHS, initiatives that have come to the forefront during the pandemic, and plans for building the cybersecurity workforce


New Cybersecurity Capability Maturity Model updates

Karen Evans, Assistant Secretary for CESER at the Energy Department, discusses overhauling their cyber toolkit, and why they want to hear industry’s comments.

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