Federal CIOs say if you want to get on board with agile services, be adaptable, communicate and don’t be afraid to fail.
Rafael Diaz, the chief information officer of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, said by enforcing standards and a portfolio management approach, he now can better manage systems and network spending and modernization efforts.
Federal chief information officer Tony Scott said agencies are spending too much of their money on legacy technology that can’t easily be secured, and the people who have built and supported it are leaving government service. HUD, EPA, SSA and the Patent and Trademark Office are among the agencies trying to transform their IT infrastructures.
Rafael Diaz, the Department of Housing and Urban Development’s chief information officer, said he canceled the old approach to improve the agency’s technology infrastructure, called HUDNet, and is embarking on a new plan.
NASA CIO Larry Sweet has mandated enterprise services first for all commodity IT. Other agencies, such as GSA and Interior, are trying to find the right balance between giving field offices latitude and rigid IT requirements.
Rafael Diaz is named as the new HUD chief information officer, replacing Jerry Williams.