Dave Wennergren

  • Fixing federal IT requires changing acquisition, funding approaches

    Former Office of Management and Budget and Defense Department IT executives weighed in on why the frustrations over IT management boiled over in the Section 809 panel report.

  • Don’t exempt DoD from the Clinger-Cohen Act, modernize federal IT management instead

    Former federal IT executives say the 1996 law is not the problem, but it’s the processes that grew up around the Clinger-Cohen Act are making IT acquisition too difficult.

  • Summit the Supercomputer and the Future of Federal Technology

    Tune in to the July 6th FedTalk to hear about what’s in store for federal technology for the coming year, including developments on expanded use of artificial intelligence, extended reality, and the unveiling by the Department of Energy of Summit, the world’s most powerful supercomputer.

    July 6, 2018

  • IT Modernization in Government 2018 “Progress & Best Practices”

    This program will provide a progress report on IT modernization in government.

  • The Internet of Things (IoT) in Government “Progress & Best Practices” 2018

    This program will provide a progress report on IoT in government.

  • Dave Wennergren: Innovation and procurement: Where’s the danger?

    The Defense innovation unit on the West Coast hasn’t shut it doors with the change in administration. But there’s a danger in all of this innovation when it comes to procurement and treatment. Dave Wennergren, executive vice president of the Professional Services Council, shares his insight on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Dave Wennergren: What’s Trump administration’s IT policy?

    The new Trump administration has thrown off policies on immigration, border control, trade, federal employment, the environment and oil and gas transport. But we’ve seen nothing on information technology, on which the government spends more than $80 billion a year. Dave Wennergren, executive vice president for operations and technology at the Professional Services Council, shares more on Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • 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.

  • Dave Wennergren: Commission releases timely cybersecurity report

    Cybersecurity problems are metastizing. The Presidential Commission on Enhancing National Cybersecurity came out with a report just days before the alleged Russian election hacking and the breach of 1 billion Yahoo accounts. became news. With what these and other cyber incidents present as a challenge, Dave Wennergren, vice president of operations and technology at the Professional Services Council, joins Federal Drive with Tom Temin.

  • Agencies, industry should expect a lot of ‘churn’ in IT spending

    Results of more than 300 interviews of federal technology and acquisition experts for the Professional Services Council’s 2016 Vision conference predicts little new spending, but a lot of moving around of existing money.