Richard McKinney

  • New spending framework to take the guesswork out of IT decision-making

    Better cost data will help agency CIOs make more informed decisions about moving to newer, more cost effective IT solutions, said Richard McKinney, the Transportation Department’s chief information officer.

  • What’s ahead for FITARA in 2016?

    Steve Harris, vice president and general manager with Dell Federal Systems, joins host John Gilroy to discuss the future of FITARA and how his company can help federal agencies implement FITARA initiatives. January 12, 2016

  • IT Workforce Optimization: The New Alignment between Mission Needs and Human Capital

    This discussion will feature an in-depth discussion of how government is tackling these issues through workforce optimization and training.

  • Agencies closing the gaps in quest to reform IT

    GSA, Treasury and Transportation highlighted to House lawmakers progress each has made in improving their individual processes for managing and overseeing networks, systems and data under the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act.

  • Agencies warned to begin improving IT reform efforts

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee released the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act scorecard and the governmentwide average is a “D.” Lawmakers and OMB expect agency scores to improve across the four metrics.

  • Richard McKinney: Identifying ID spending harder than it looks

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee will soon release the first round of grades on implementation of the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act. One of the things the committee will grade agencies on is their IT spending. Richard McKinney, chief information officer at the Transportation Department, told In Depth with Francis Rose that determining what counts as IT spending and what doesn’t isn’t as easy as it looks any more.

  • Transportation finding the right balance as it reforms IT procurement

    DoT CIO Richard McKinney said he’s not buying any new hardware and will not approve IT spending plans unless they get the program off of legacy infrastructure.

  • OPM data breach starkly reminds CIOs to tighten up cyber

    The Office of Management and Budget wants to create a cyber playbook, and a digital services teams focused on IT security. Tony Scott, the federal CIO, said industry also must play a bigger role by automatically enabling two-factor authentication and using more secure chips.

  • DoT, USDA to stop kicking the IT consolidation can down the road

    Acting Agriculture CIO Joyce Hunter is taking aim at consolidating 15 assorted networks the agency uses. At Transportation, CIO Richard McKinney is creating shared services for commodity IT to get the bureau CIOs out of the IT services business.

  • Federal CIO Scott to pilot IT initiatives toward smooth landings

    Tony Scott, the new federal chief information officer, said in his first public speech his priorities are to ensure existing administration technology efforts are successful. But Scott offered some insights into tweaks and focus areas.