Agriculture Department CIO Gary Washington provides more details on its plans across the five Centers of Excellence areas.
Industry and former federal executives say the Trump administration’s plans for IT modernization have matured.
The White House wants to bring experts in cloud, user design and analytics in to help agencies replace legacy systems.
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.
Rajive Mathur has been appointed the new deputy commissioner for systems and CIO for the Social Security Administration.
Rob Klopp spent two years as the Social Security Administration’s chief information officer and brought the agency into the modern technology era.
Rob Klopp, the Social Security Administration’s out-going chief information officer, said by taking over the management of the Disability Case Processing System, applying an agile or dev/ops approach and listening to their customers at the state level, the agency made more progress in 14 months than it did in the previous four years.
NASA Administrator Charles Bolden met with Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services CEO Meg Whitman in October to discuss ongoing challenges with the $2.5 billion ACES contract.
Rob Klopp, the SSA chief information officer, and Rob Thomas, the deputy assistant secretary and principal deputy CIO in VA’s Office of Information and Technology, both are focusing on workforce training to move off legacy systems.
Federal CIOs say when it comes to modernizing government IT systems, most of the workforce welcomes the change. But if the government truly wants to modernize, it will have to do more than try to catch up to the technology curve.