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The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has a new Chief Information Officer. Suzette Kent was announced as President Trump’s pick for the job in January, coming to the post from the private sector. As she settles into the new position, what are some improvements Kent could make to the office? “One of the biggest […]

The U.S. Office of Management and Budget has a new Chief Information Officer. Suzette Kent was announced as President Trump’s pick for the job in January, coming to the post from the private sector. As she settles into the new position, what are some improvements Kent could make to the office? “One of the biggest challenges to take on would be to try and create more integration between the budget and management sides of OMB,” said Simon Szykman, CTO of federal services at Attain and former CIO of the Department of Commerce.  “Historically, the budget side has really happened a little bit more autonomously with a lot of interaction through agencies… I think probably it needs to come at the direction from above within OMB and within the White House.” According to FCW, the new CIO has some work laid out ahead of her. In March, the federal CIO is required to provide an update to the Trusted Internet Connection Policy, as well as update the cybersecurity cross-agency priority goal. In regard to the work that prior CIOs have done, Szykman says he is unsure if Kent will stay the course or forge her own path. “We have seen a little bit more in the way of disruptive influences in high level senior appointees at other agencies,” said Szykman. “It will be interesting to see when she comes in and begins to be visible and out there articulating her own vision, and how strongly that aligns with what came before her.”

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