Data consolidation, an inherent aspect of agency modernization efforts, is an even more viable option for agencies as cloud and super computing take IT to levels barely imaginable 30 years ago.
Did you know that last August a single rogue Android app took down the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Agency’s (NOAA) national digital forecast system?
Modernization and innovation are the new drivers for IT purchases in the federal government. In a recent broadcast on Federal News Radio, moderator Jim Flyzik, along with distinguished panelists, set-out to discuss these drivers and the most effective strategies for inspiring modernization. Flyzik turned to leading government technologists including Zach Goldstein, Chief Information Officer & Director for High Performance Computing at NOAA, Jim St. Pierre, Deputy Director, Information Technology Lab, NIST and Duncan McCarthy, Technical Executive, Innovation, National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency to talk about some of the big issues that they, and their peers, are dealing with when addressing IT modernization.