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PKI Techstat at the Department of Energy

August 1, 2011 - 2:53pm

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Earlier this month, the Department of Energy Office of the Chief Information Officer held a TechStat session of its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) program, which provides digital certificates for Department employees and advances the ability to share information in a secure manner with our internal and external stakeholders.

Earlier this month, the Department of Energy Office of the Chief Information Officer held a TechStat session of its Public Key Infrastructure (PKI) program, which provides digital certificates for Department employees and advances the ability to share information in a secure manner with our internal and external stakeholders.

The TechStat session brought together our internal stakeholders, as well current and potential customers, to discuss ways to improve the program. Opportunities for increased efficiencies were identified, including the recommendation to migrate the PKI program to the cloud by 2012. To ensure a successful migration, session attendees agreed on next steps, including the development of a detailed cost analysis, project plan and acquisition strategy, and implementation of refined governance processes. This initiative further supports the goals of the 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management, by creating efficiencies and strengthening services at the Department.

Our next TechStat session, also known as TechStrat, will focus on the delivery of commodity IT services and the way we manage technology throughout the Department.

As an update to another successful TechStat review held this year at the Department of Energy, our Identity, Credential and Access Management/Homeland Security Presidential Directive-12 investment recently received an overall rating of green on the IT Dashboard, after implementing various corrective action items identified in its review.

As the Department of Energy’s Chief Information Officer, I am excited by our TechStat sessions and the realized efficiencies they are bringing to the Department.

 

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