ModernGOV

Bringing Government IT Modernization and Innovation to the Forefront

Resources to Help Agency CIOs to Drive Modernization

shutterstock_181545938When President Obama’s 2017 budget was released in early February, it was clear that a key focus of the administration’s final year was to drive a smarter and more efficient government through IT. Key sections of the budget confirmed what has been evident for some time now: that “[t]he Administration has embarked on a comprehensive effort to fundamentally improve the way that the Government delivers technology services to the public,” through means of “recruiting top technologists and entrepreneurs to work within agencies on the highest priority projects, leveraging the best processes to increase oversight and accountability for IT spending, and ramping up Government contracting with innovative companies.”

IT Modernization and Doing More with Less, Top Themes at Recent AFCEA Conference

IT modernizationCIOs from across the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) shared their insights on recent IT initiatives, cyber security and other issues at the AFCEA Homeland Security Conference in Washington, DC. Panelists included Charles Armstrong, Assistant Commissioner and CIO, Office of Information and Technology, U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP); Kshemendra Paul, Program Manager, Information Sharing Environment (ISE); Stephen Rice, Assistant Administrator for the Office of Information Technology, Transportation Security Administration (TSA); Adrian Gardner, CIO, Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA); Joseph Klimavicz, CIO, Department of Justice (DOJ) and Luke McCormack, CIO, DHS.

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