The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development is migrating applications from a legacy mainframe, and the agency is weighing its modernization options. HUD Principal Deputy CIO Kevin Cooke discusses factors HUD is considering in its migration strategy, including the benefits of cloud services. GSA Secure Cloud Portfolio Director Jay Huie describes how federal agencies like HUD consult his agency to receive guidance on potential cloud migration projects.
In February, the U.S. Department of Agriculture unveiled a new website, Farmers.gov, for farmers, ranchers and others who rely upon the department for services. Assistant CIO Darren Ash discusses the rationale behind the new website and how it helps workers in America's heartland to feed people across the country.
Since the 2016 U.S. elections, the public has turned its attention to the cybersecurity of national voting systems. The U.S. Election Assistance Commission is charged with advising states on protecting their election networks, and Chairman Thomas Hicks discusses the processes employed by the commission. Meanwhile, U.S. CERT is on the ground, conducting vulnerability testing, and CERT's Justin Forbes reveals how his organization helps state and local governments improve voting cybersecurity.
We spoke with USCIS to learn more about how its artificial intelligence-powered customer service chatbot Emma is making life easier for those who are looking for permanent residence or to become citizens.