Paul Brubaker

  • 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.

  • Paul Brubaker: Getting government to embrace driverless cars

    Self-driving cars might be the way of the future. But the way the Transportation Department is regulating autonomous traffic means it could it could be a long way off. One proponent of driverless cars is Paul Brubaker, president and CEO of the Alliance for Transportation Innovation. He finds lots wrong with current policy and joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin with more.

  • 3 ways to spark innovation in government

    How long are we going to let outdated practices, inefficient processes and unequipped leadership disarm real innovation? asks Paul Brubaker, a former Defense Department official, in a new commentary.

  • Agencies setting off into the next data frontier — procurement

    GSA, NASA and NIH are providing agency customers more insight into what they are buying, how they are buying it and what prices they are paying. OFPP plans to launch the Prices Paid Portal later this year. But others say it’s not about the data, but the outcomes agencies are trying to achieve.

  • Back to the Future: Bring back the Raines Rules for IT procurement?

    Two key contributors to the 1996 Clinger-Cohen Act say there is nothing wrong with the current IT management laws. Agencies and Congress just need to improve how they implement and enforce the IT management directives set out by the law. The Senate is expected to pass the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act next week.

  • How DoD cost-cutting affects the CIO office

    Paul Brubaker, senior director for Cisco System’s North America Public Sector Solutions, former deputy CIO at DoD and one of the people who crafted the legislation that created the CIO’s over a decade ago, joined the DorobekINSIDER to discuss changes happening at the DoD CIO office.

  • The Government’s role in IT innovation

    We continue our look at the Five Fallacies of Government – today, we’re asking is the government behind the technology curve?