Online Chat: Joe Klimavicz, CIO, Justice Department

Joe Klimavicz, the Justice Department’s chief information officer, joined Federal News Radio for a free online chat to discuss his IT priorities around shared services, data center consolidation, hiring, and improving and standardizing IT portfolio management, among other topics.

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“We have made great progress on consolidating DoJ data centers,” Klimavicz said during the chat. “We started with 110 data centers in 2010 and now have 45. By 2019, we plan to consolidate and optimize commodity infrastructure to 3 core enterprise data centers.” View a full transcript of the chat by registering for free below. Joe Klimavicz became the Justice CIO in May 2014. As CIO, Klimavicz provides strategic direction, management services and oversight to cross-component information technology efforts, and IT infrastructure services such as telecommunications, desktop and data center services and IT security. He previously served as the CIO of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) at the Department of Commerce. Klimavicz also served as deputy CIO for the National Geospatial- Intelligence Agency from December 2003 to January 2007. He received a U.S. Presidential Rank Award for Distinguished Executive Service for his outstanding efforts in information technology in 2012. Klimavicz received Bachelor of Science and Master of Engineering degrees from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University in 1983 and 1988, respectively. Readers are also invited to listen to Klimavicz’s interview on Federal News Radio’s Ask the CIO radio show hosted by Executive Editor Jason Miller.


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