Women make up only 37 percent of the top ranks of the federal government, known as the Senior Executive Service. This is according to Office of Personnel Management data shared earlier this year as part of the agency’s Executive Women in Motion: Pathways to the Senior Executive Service Toolkit. The kit “promotes the advancement of women and men in the Senior Executive Service,” according to an OPM memo.
Each federal agency is on a yearslong IT modernization journey that involves meeting the mandatory zero-trust executive order by 2024. As they work to raise the bar on cybersecurity across government agencies, they are focused on funding, strategy and tools.
This year marks the 20th anniversary of the pivotal E-Government Act of 2002, which provides guidelines on how government agencies use IT to handle personal information.
Several federal CIOs who were on the front lines of carrying out the act said it was a critical part of their IT modernization journeys, driving technology to solve some of the most difficult challenges facing the government.