The Federal Chief Information Officer’s Council released a best practices guide to help agencies understand and use shared developer platforms and APIs to connect disparate web services.
Hillary Hartley, the deputy executive director and creative director of GSA’s 18F organization, is leaving in early April, while former 18F co-founder Aaron Snow has found a new home.
Greg Godbout, who co-founded the 18F organization at GSA and was in the initial class of Presidential Innovation Fellows, is leaving government to join cBrain, a Danish software firm.
More than a year after agencies first began embedding digital services teams into their organizations, IT leaders are seeing the benefits of adopting a more agile, incremental mentality — rather than bending to old policies and standard protocols.
Ann Dunkin, the EPA chief information officer, said her office hasn’t been updated since 1999 and was in a severe need of a new approach to meet internal and external customer needs.
Data has become the life blood of decision-making at many federal agencies. Greg Godbout is one of the leaders in federal data adoption. Now the chief technology officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, he’s helping decision-making at both the federal and state levels. Federal Drive with Tom Temin interviewed Godbout and the agency’s chief data scientist, Robin Thottungal, for an update on data initiatives. Godbout explained how data innovation can keep federal executives from making bad decisions on what they don’t really know.
The mission of the General Services Administration’s 18-F is spreading across government now. Its former executive director, Greg Godbout, was one of the first to take its mission to another agency. Godbout, now the chief technology officer at the Environmental Protection Agency, told In Depth with Francis Rose his vision for the CTO’s office is to serve both the internal IT team and the mission delivery people.
There was an awful lot of movement in the federal IT community over the last few weeks. There was maybe none more surprising than Sonny Hashmi’s decision to leave as the chief information officer of the General Services Administration. Now we know who made him an offer he couldn’t refuse.
Greg Godbout is leaving his job as executive director of the General Services Administration’s 18F innovation lab in early April.
With more business than it can handle, 18F hopes a new blanket purchase agreement for IT software development will prove the culture is changing. GSA will issue a final RFQ in the coming weeks and make the initial award in late spring.