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Monthly Archives: September 2011

Agile Software Development in the Executive Office of the President

The Office of Administration (OA) supports the President and the staff of the Executive Office of the President (EOP). Our Office faces the unique challenge of supporting multiple missions including those of the White House and the 11 components of …

Digital Transportation Exchange: An Open Government Initiative

The President unveiled the National Open Government Action Plan today to highlight the Administration’s commitment to open government. The Status Report is currently available on the White House Open Government Initiative blog and reports on the progress made towards transparency, …

Join the National Dialogue on .gov Websites

Today the government launches an online discussion between web experts and the public on how to revamp .gov websites. The National Dialogue on Improving Federal Websites is part of the White House and General Service Administration’s Campaign to Cut Waste, …

My Information Technology Ministry

I recently became the Co-chair of the Federal CIO Council’s Architecture and Infrastructure Committee. Though I’m new to the gig, I can see similarities between this role and leadership roles I’ve had at church.   Sure, some enterprise architects are zealots about what …

Reimagining IT Talent in the Federal Government

I am pleased to announce that the Chief Information Officers Council has officially launched the Technology Fellows Program. This initiative follows through with another essential reform item from the 25 Point Plan to Reform Federal IT Management. IT has transformed …

CIOC Introduces Technology Fellows Program

This week, the Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC) announced a new Technology Fellows program to help the government compete more effectively with the private sector for IT talent. The CIOC worked closely with the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) to …

The Leadership of the Horse Holder

We can learn a lot about leadership from horse holders.   They show us the importance of leading from behind.  Many associate leadership success with fame, fortune recognition, and scores of admiring followers.  But, we need to remember the inspirational instruction from these vital …

Reflections on the NIEM 2011 National Training Event

At the end of August, I had the privilege to attend and speak at the 2011 National Information Exchange Model (NIEM) National Training Event (NTE) on behalf of the Executive Steering Council and other strategic partners who steward the program. …

Commerce Emphasizing Innovation and Efficiency in IT Security Operations

You missed it! The Department of Commerce’s Office of the Chief Information Officer (OCIO) hosted its inaugural Innovating Security Conference to increase knowledge and awareness of various initiatives, exchange information and ideas, and engage in discussions on ways to further …

IT Solutions – Connected Vehicle Technology

As transportation needs evolve, IT needs to evolve with it. At the Department of Transportation we are leading the way through the development of intelligent transportation systems (ITS). In partnership with the Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA) and other …


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