The policy update will help support the migration to cloud, said Federal CIO Suzette Kent. With the new TIC in place, “agencies are preparing for work in 2019 as they now have a clear policy path,” Kent said.
The federal CIO’s office recently put out an updated data center optimization policy draft and a revised policy on ID management. The Office of Management and Budget also recently released updated guidance on identifying and protecting high value assets.
Kent cited progress in cloud adoption. In the last year, she said, cloud email migration among agencies went from 40 percent to 70 percent.
If a lack of civility in public discourse is the problem, a lack of critical thinking may be partly to blame.
A recent study by the Reboot Foundation, which was founded to fund research on critical thinking and develop resources for parents and schools, concluded that while the American public claims to engage with opposing views, people don’t actually do so in practice.
Only 25% of people are willing to regularly have debates with people who disagree with them; roughly the same share says that they regularly avoid talking to people with opposing views.
It is hard to build critical-thinking muscles when they are engaged simply to confirm one’s own existing beliefs.
Government authorities or operators in six countries, including a few of the world’s biggest economies, have now restricted Huawei Technologies Co. Ltd. in some manner, supposedly out of concern that Chinese vendors are a threat to security.
Patient after patient would stream into her clinic with diabetes, weight problems, and heart disease. Ronda Rockett followed the medical guidelines, recommending healthier diets and more exercise. But despite her best efforts — even texting and emailing motivational follow-ups — many failed to change at all, either because they didn’t want to or didn’t have the means.
In 2013, eager to try something new, Rockett decided to quit medicine and close up her practice. What she did next, she says, is the most meaningful contribution to health care she’s made to date. She opened a CrossFit gym.
CrossFit is a high-intensity interval training and resistance exercise routine known for instilling a cult-like devotion among followers and promoting the low-carb diet.
Kanye West tops the list for his iPhone passcode of 000000, which he displayed in full view of television cameras in the Oval Office. But just behind him is the Pentagon, which made the list for a GAO report that discovered the vulnerabilities plaguing U.S. weapons systems.
“This is Russia trying to force the U.S. to say, ‘listen, if you withdraw from this and if you make these moves in Europe, we will make these moves as well,’” says Diego Moya-Ocampos, a Venezuela analyst for IHS Markit.
The ongoing negotiations on how to implement the Paris Agreement aren’t going well. The world’s largest economies and top greenhouse emitters remain mired in decades-old arguments about who is responsible for addressing climate change and its impacts.
Now, a group of small island nations have stepped in to save themselves.
Countries like Kiribati, Vanuatu and the Marshall Islands aren’t your typical geopolitical movers and shakers, but here at the United Nations climate change conference in Katowice, Poland these highly vulnerable countries have managed to reshape discussions with a simple but poignant reminder:
if the world fails to halt global warming they may disappear for good.
What should the workforce of the future look like?
Unlike today’s model, it will be made up of three distinct types of “workers”: traditional (full- and part-time), agile (gig, contract, project-based) and artificial intelligence (automation technology).
I believe, within the next few years, about 40% of a business’s workforce should consist of a mix of agile and AI workers.