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  • Shared services: The path to success

    Alan Balutis, a senior director and distinguished fellow for Cisco Systems’ U.S. Public Sector, details 11 steps that would make shared services work in the government.

  • Are we missing the forest with IT modernization?

    Alan Balutis, a senior director and distinguished fellow for Cisco Systems U.S. Public Sector, makes the case for why agencies should take some year-end spending and save it for IT modernization efforts.

  • Federal CIO exit interview: Defining moments turned into forcing functions

    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.

  • HHS IT executives finding new homes

    Dave Nelson is leaving the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services to be the Nuclear Regulatory Commission’s CIO while Karen DeSalvo left her role as coordinator for health IT to focus full time on being acting assistant secretary for health.

  • The challenges of supply chain risk management

    Sally Long with the Open Group Trusted Technology Forum, Cisco Systems’ Edna Conway, and IBM’s Andras Szakal join host Roger Waldron to discuss how the forum is addressing the challenges of supply chain risk managment in the federal government. July 19, 2016

  • Richard Spires & Alan Balutis: Expectations for upcoming presidential transition

    Richard Spires, former Homeland Security Department chief information officer and CEO of Learning Tree International, and Alan Balutis, former Commerce Department CIO and senior director and distinguished fellow at Cisco Systems, discuss what challenges are ahead in the upcoming presidential transition on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Don’t Risk IT!

    Cloud computing is quickly changing almost every aspect of our lives. But for government agencies, it is often a struggle to keep up with the rapid pace of technology changes. The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) is helping agencies chart their way, but they still need help. Fortunately, FedRAMP has arrived and is providing an efficient and affordable way to build long-term success in the cloud: Cisco® WebEx Web Conferencing, A FedRAMP-Authorized Service.

  • Want culture change? Time to push baby boomers into retirement

    Alan Balutis, a senior director and distinguished fellow with Cisco Systems’ U.S. Public Sector Group, argues that the next president should provide early-out authority to quicken the pace of long-time federal employees leaving and make room for the next generations.

  • Don’t Risk IT!

    Aging, non-compliant systems are risky. Don’t risk your agency’s IT! Learn more about how secure networks and FedRAMP-compliant cloud-based conferencing services will help you meet easily, work faster, travel less without risking security.

  • John Stewart: Hackers and the security industry

    Hackers have no trouble innovating and creating new ways to disrupt systems, but the security industry struggles to keep up. That’s according to Cisco’s 2015 Midyear Security Report. It analyzes many of the industry’s intersecting challenges, and provides updates on some of the most compelling threats. John Stewart is the Senior Vice President and Chief Security and Trust Officer at Cisco Systems. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive to sort through the report’s findings, and discuss the current state of the security industry.