Rick Holgate

  • How OMB is taking a pragmatic approach to data center consolidation

    OMB released a new draft data center policy where cost savings is taking a back seat to optimization and operational realities.

  • Rick Holgate: Stepping down as ATF CIO

    Rick Holgate has been the chief information officer at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives in the Justice Department for the past six years. His service at ATF is over though. Rick joins the Federal Drive with Tom Temin to review his tenure at ATF and talk about his future.

  • ATF CIO Holgate to waltz into private sector

    Rick Holgate, the chief information officer for the Justice Department’s Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, announced he’s moving to the private sector.

  • Dan Chenok and Rick Holgate, Co-Chairs, ACT-IAC

    The Office of Personnel Management is trying for the fifth time to modernize its technology for processing retirement claims. OPM will choose a foundation for a fully automated system next year. Rick Holgate is Chief Information Officer of the Bureau of Alchohol, Tobacco and Firearms, and Dan Chenok is senior fellow at the IBM Center for the Business of Government. They’re both co-chairs for ACT-IAC. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained how agencies like OPM, and others, are planning their IT futures.

  • ATF CIO says technology refresh will push mobile

    In a technology overhaul that will replace hardware as old as five years, Rick Holgate, CIO at the Bureau for Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives said the agency will move towards mobiles devices, including tablets.

  • Rick Holgate, Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives

    Around federal information technology circles, Rick Holgate’s name is roughly synonymous with mobile computing. As CIO of the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, Holgate is an early and enthusiastic adopter of mobile technologies. But what’s new eventually gets a little dated. Now ATF is about to undergo a pretty big technology refresh. Rick Holgate joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with an update.

  • ATF’s move to tablets part of broader infrastructure modernization effort

    Rick Holgate, the chief information officer and assistant director for science and technology at the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives, said lighter, more mobile computers along with VDI and the cloud is making it easier for employees to do their jobs.

  • The 2013 Executive Leadership Conference

    Jim Williams and Rick Holgate from ACT-IAC will fill us in on next month’s 2013 Executive Leadership Conference in Williamsburg Virginia. September 17, 2013

  • Agencies preparing for next evolution in telecom services

    The General Services Administration is preparing the Network Services 2020 program that would move the government to a standardized telecommunications network infrastructure. Other agencies, such as VA and ATF, are building on their experiences with the cloud to create an agile network infrastructure.

  • VA moves mobile from concept to reality with veteran homelessness app

    The Veterans Affairs and Housing and Urban Development departments created a mobile app in two weeks to improve the process for counting homeless veterans. The successful development effort puts the notions detailed in the Digital Government Strategy into practice.