Dawn Leaf

  • Former Labor CIO opens up about challenges of IT reform

    Dawn Leaf, the former chief information officer of the Labor Department who retired on Sept. 30, said the agency is working toward a more centralized and consolidated technology oversight and management structure.

  • Labor, GSA losing IT, customer service executives

    Dawn Leaf, the Labor Department’s chief information officer, is retiring after more than 17 years in government, while MaryAnn Monroe, the director of customer experience and chief of staff for public experience/USAGov in GSA’s Technology Transformation Service is leaving the government to join the private sector.

  • 3 takeaways from the FITARA 2.0 hearing

    Commerce, Energy, Labor and NASA told House lawmakers how they each are meeting the spirit and intent of the IT reform law.

  • Dawn Leaf: Your input is valuable

    Dawn Leaf, the chief information officer at the Labor Department, speaks to Women of Washington hosts Aileen Black and Gigi Schumm about her 30-plus-year career story both in private and public sector.

  • CIOs must herd cats before enjoying benefits of cloud

    For many agencies, the move to cloud computing services is predicated by policy, legal and contracting decisions made by more than just the chief information officer.

  • Labor overcoming budget stagnation to modernize IT

    Dawn Leaf, Labor’s deputy chief information officer, said the agency is moving to a centralized infrastructure and hopes to give its bureaus a platform on which to build mission-critical apps.

  • NIST’s Leaf to become Labor deputy CIO

    Dawn Leaf takes over for Tom Wiesner who retired in June.

  • NIST to expand cloud computing circle

    With the release of the draft of version 1 of the cloud technology roadmap, the agency wants to cast a wider net of cloud expertise. The draft roadmap could be used now by program managers and CIOs in order to meet OMB’s goal of moving three services to the cloud by 2013.

  • More time needed to finalize FedRAMP

    GSA, DoD, DHS still need at least another month to finalize the FedRAMP requirements. Agencies and vendors are anxiously waiting the FedRAMP process to speed up the move to cloud computing and save money. The CIO Council also is developing the top 20 cloud security considerations to help agencies mitigate risks.

  • NIST creates cloud computing test bed

    Federal News Radio was on hand for the latest NIST Cloud Computing Forum and Workshop where the agency announced it has created a cloud computing test bed named Koala. Dawn Leaf, NIST’s senior executive for Cloud Computing, told those in attendance the objective of the test bed is to “assess and characterize resource allocation algorithms […]