Richard McKinney, who spent three years at DoT’s chief information officer, said he took advantage of the IT reform law to help reshape how the agency oversees and manages technology.
Terry Halvorsen left DoD at the end of February after spending the last two-plus years as its chief information officer.
Dave Mihelcic, the recently retired chief technology officer at the Defense Information Systems Agency, said a pilot to test a software defined environment is opening the door to cloud applications that DoD can more quickly deploy and better secure.
Bill Evanina, the director of the National Counterintelligence and Security Center and the National Counterintelligence Executive, said foreign hackers will target current and former federal employees based on a broad set of data, not just personal information stolen during the massive breach in 2015.
Trevor Rudolph, the chief of business operations and cybersecurity for Whitehawk and a former chief of OMB’s cyber and national security team, said during his five years on the job he has seen a marked improvement in how agencies are securing their data and systems.
Janice Haith, who retired Feb. 2 after 34 years in government, including the last six years as the Department of Navy’s deputy CIO for the U.S. Navy, said the DoN has seen millions of dollars in savings moving to an enterprise software license approach.
Kshemendra Paul, who spent six years as the program manager of the Information Sharing Environment, recently took a new job with the Homeland Security Department as deputy director for Mission and Strategy on the Information Sharing and Services team in the agency’s chief information officer’s office.
Rob Klopp, the Social Security Administration’s out-going chief information officer, said by taking over the management of the Disability Case Processing System, applying an agile or dev/ops approach and listening to their customers at the state level, the agency made more progress in 14 months than it did in the previous four years.
Ann Dunkin, the Environmental Protection Agency chief information officer, said changes to the governmentwide capital planning and investment control process is one way that will help agencies better understand their spending on legacy systems.
Tony Scott, the federal chief information officer, said in an exit interview that the update to Circular A-130 and the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) are among the most significant accomplishments during his almost two-year tenure, which will end Jan. 17.