Weekly Roundup: March 20- March 24, 2023

NEW REPORT: Preparing governments for future shocks: An action plan to build cyber resilience in a world of uncertainty. A new report that outlines a series of actionable steps designed to help governments emerge stronger from current and future cyber shocks.

Weekly Roundup: March 13- March 17, 2023

Celebrating 5 years of the Technology Modernization Fund. This week marks a significant milestone for the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF)— the five-year anniversary. The TMF, an innovative funding model for federal technology modernization projects, has grown and expanded significantly since its humble beginnings.

Reimaging Naval Power

The Office of Naval Research (ONR) and the Naval Research Enterprise (NRE) are the catalyst of future naval power, ensuring technological dominance for its fleet and force. This enterprise is tasked with discovering, developing, and delivering new technology and capability for the U.S. Navy and Marine Corps by sponsoring new research and creating new capabilities for America’s sailors and marines.

Weekly Roundup: March 6- March 10, 2023

Biden releases a $6.9 Trillion Budget Proposal. President Biden unveiled his $6.9 trillion budget proposal for fiscal 2024 that is proposing a total of $1.7 trillion in base discretionary funding, with an increase of 7.3% or $46.9 billion in non-defense discretionary spending from fiscal 2023 and a boost of 3.3%, or $28.1 billion in defense funding.

SPADE 2023: Deploying the Data Fabric for Multi-Domain Command

IBM and AFCEA host the SPADE Defense Conference bringing together members of the armed forces, intelligence agencies, industry, and academia from the U.S. and around the world.  The 2023 conference occurring March 9th is set to examine today’s defense technology and progress toward achieving “decision advantage” and “decision superiority” across domains by deploying technology, including data fabric, in support of multi domain command and control. 

Weekly Roundup: February 27-March 3, 2023

NEW: Release of the National Cybersecurity Strategy. Cybersecurity is essential to the basic functioning of the economy, the operation of critical infrastructure, the strength of institutions, the privacy of data and communications, and the national defense. This National Cybersecurity Strategy details the comprehensive approach being taking to better secure cyberspace and ensure the U.S.

Weekly Roundup: February 20-24, 2023

Mapping cloud to mission.  For more than a decade, the federal government has been exploring how cloud computing can help improve its operations, but a new report from the IBM Center for The Business of Government and the Partnership for Public Service is showcasing where agencies are gaining ground with the technology to produce tangible results.

Weekly Roundup February 10, 2023

Announcing the 2023 Federal 100. Meet the 100 outstanding individuals being honored for going above and beyond in support of federal IT over the past year.

Remembering Professor Carter. Steve Kelman reflects on the former defense secretary's life in government and academia.

Weekly Roundup January 30-February 3, 2023

Pentagon launches management reform institute to address challenges. The U.S. Defense Department launched the Defense Management Institute, an independent research entity (and part of the nonprofit Institute for Defense Analyses), aimed at advancing the Pentagon’s management, organization, performance improvement and enterprise business operations.

Insights for Thriving in Disruption

In our increasingly uncertain, complex, and transforming world,” says Roger Spitz, “the sooner we begin to embrace change and educate ourselves to take action, the better. Disruption is already transforming every aspect of our personal and professional lives and permeates every institution and sector of society. It’s not enough to be aware of the accelerating speed and scope of this change - we must prepare for it.” 


Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
United States

Sonny Hashmi is the commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

In this position, he oversees the delivery of more than $75B of products, services, and solutions that enable federal agencies to efficiently accomplish their missions while saving taxpayer dollars.

Known as a cloud computing thought leader in the emerging technology industry, Sonny previously served as the managing director of global government strategy at Box. There, he worked with federal, state, local and international government organizations on cloud and mobility strategy.

Prior to joining Box, Sonny served as GSA chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO). He led the agency IT modernization strategy as GSA adopted cloud computing, agile acquisition and DevSecOps principles, and helped create a cloud computing and performance measurement roadmap for the federal government.

Sonny Hashmi is active in the federal IT community and has been recognized with several awards including the Fed100, FedScoop 50 and as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Hayman Service to America medal.

He earned a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University and a master’s certificate in innovation management from the University of Maryland.

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