NSI and Symantec held a roundtable event with Congressman Gerry Connolly (D-VA) on Tuesday, October 23rd from 9:00-10:00 AM for a timely discussion on the implementation of the 2017 Modernizing Government Technology (MGT) Act nearly one year after it was signed into law.
Congressman Connolly is a leading Democrat on IT issues in the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee and has worked to support several bipartisan efforts aimed at updating and securing the federal government’s IT systems. This past summer, he introduced the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program Reform (FedRAMP) Act of 2018, which would streamline the FedRAMP process and require federal agencies to report their compliance with the cloud authorization program. He was also a co-sponsor of the 2017 MGT Act, which aims to reduce wasteful IT spending and strengthen information security; and a lead co-sponsor of the 2017 FITARA Enhancement Act, which expands oversight of federal IT budgets; and a co-sponsor of the 2018 Federal CIO Authorization Act, which would elevate the federal CIO position within the OMB.
As the Ranking Member of the House Subcommittee on Government Operations and a member of the Subcommittee on Information Technology, Congressman Connolly offers an important perspective on the role cybersecurity measures play in IT modernization, which is a critical issue for his northern Virginia constituency. Along with NSI and Symantec’s industry-leading cybersecurity expertise, the conversation offered timely and unique insights on the federal government’s efforts to modernize IT.
The event was held on Tuesday, October 23rd from 9:00-10:00 AM at Symantec’s Washington headquarters, 700 13th Street NW Suite 1150.