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Nick Sinai

Former US deputy chief technology officer “not convinced” about Defense Department’s cyber certification program

The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) wants to find a path forward to enhance its cyber hygiene practices. DHS is tracking progress on the Defense Department’s Cybersecurity Maturity Model Certification (CMMC) for lessons learned. Nick Sinai, senior advisor at Insight Partners and former deputy chief technology officer of the United States, said he is not […]


Simplicity is key for effective government websites, says former US deputy chief technology officer

The nominee to lead the General Services Administration Robin Carnahan says the government can’t implement policy if it “can’t get the damn websites to work.” If the Senate confirms her, Carnahan says she’ll focus on enhancing the agency’s cyber posture, building a secure digital infrastructure and making the services more user-friendly. Nick Sinai, former deputy […]


Former White House official argues for loosening Technology Modernization Fund repayment requirements

President Biden’s new “skinny budget” request includes $500 million for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF), a funding vehicle for federal IT modernization projects. That money would be on top of the $1 billion the fund got in the last coronavirus stimulus bill. Former U.S. Deputy Chief Technology Officer Nick Sinai said he and others have […]


Expanding to state and local governments

Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor at Insight Partners, discusses the significance of expanded access to the secure authentication platform from the General Services Administration

Nick Sinai

Biden administration plans for a digital corps

Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor at Insight Partners, explains his proposal for a federal service fellowship that would create opportunities for recent college grads to work in IT in government


Streamlining Federal Risk Authorization Management Program certifications

Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor at Insight Partners, discusses using machine learning to streamline the FedRAMP certification process


New pilot program for software acquisitions

Nick Sinai, Senior Advisor at Insight Partners, discusses a pilot program to test a new way to do software acquisitions in the military

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