Bill McElhaney will return to the Homeland Security Department after spending the last seven years in industry.
Former federal CIO Tony Scott and former SSA CIO Rob Klopp are both launched new companies while Mark Schwartz, the outgoing CIO at USCIS, announced he’s heading to Amazon Web Services.
Mark Schwartz, the chief information officer at the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service in the Homeland Security Department, is the second high-profile CIO who announces plans to leave government in the coming month.
Digital transformation is a hot topic in the federal community. But what do CIOs mean by digital transformation? Does digital transformation mean IT modernization? Does it mean moving to the cloud? Does it mean changing business processes and doing all of the above?
The Homeland Security Department’s Office of Inspector General issued a management warning to the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services, telling Director Leon Rodriquez not to restart its use of Electronic Immigration System because of unsolved technical and security issues.
Federal CIOs say if you want to get on board with agile services, be adaptable, communicate and don’t be afraid to fail.
Mark Schwartz, the U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services chief information officer, said he’s implementing something called impact mapping to better manage how his agency uses dev/ops to move off legacy systems.
Agencies are moving toward agile or dev/ops and the cloud to help address the technology side of citizen services. Both technologies offer agencies the ability to improve services in near real time based on that feedback.
Mark Schwartz, CIO of Citizenship and Immigration Services, pioneers new approaches to agile development.