Intel Community CIO John Sherman Details Top IT Priorities for 2019

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John Sherman, chief information officer of the U.S. intelligence community, said expanding and modernizing the IC’s information technology environment are his top priorities with intelligence agencies in 2019, FedScoop reported on Friday. The “second epoch” of ICITE seeks intelligence integration and innovation, Sherman said at the recent AFCEA IC IT Day.

“Our adversaries are moving out quickly in many areas such as cyber, artificial intelligence and machine learning, information and asymmetric warfare, and not to mention other capabilities, such as conventional arms and space,” he said.

Among the efforts to help intelligence agencies enhance IT will include interoperability with other federal agencies as well as international partners, particularly Five Eyes members Australia, Canada, New Zealand and the United Kingdom.

“We’re not seeking a one-size-fits-all set of solutions but we must be capable of collaborating at the speed of mission and without overly customized approaches,” Sherman said.

He added that adopting new commercial tools and technologies would also help the IC better modernize its IT environment.

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