Simon Szykman

How 5G, SDN help agencies push innovation to the edge

Mission requirements to get speed and high bandwidth to users far and wide is leading agencies to adopt 5G, low-earth satellite and other emerging agile…

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Episode 1: Insider Tips For Marketing to Senior Government Executives

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OMB draft policy begins IT modernization with or without Congress

The Office of Management and Budget is developing an IT modernization policy for civilian agencies that would require them to do a majority of the up-front…

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Simon Szykman: A new inter-agency project might not live up to the hype

President Obama wants to build one of the fastest supercomputers ever in the next 15 years. The exascale computer would run about 30 times faster than…

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Simon Szykman: Dealing with sudden budget shortfalls

Veterans Affairs faces a budget shortfall of more than $2.5 billion this year, mainly because of increased demand by veterans for health care. The problem is, three months still remain in the fiscal year. How do you deal with a situation like that? Simon Szykman is the chief technology officer in the Federal Services Division at Attain, and a former federal CIO. He joined Tom Temin on the Federal Drive with some advice for how senior leaders in a department can deal with a problem that affects them all.

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