Steve VanRoekel

  • Cyber is least of worries for many federal CIOs under partial shutdown

    Several agency CIOs and IT executives told Federal News Network that their systems and data are well protected, but the loss of the contractor workforce could be devastating.

  • Advice for the new Federal CIO Suzette Kent from those who came before her

    Seven former federal CIOs and deputy CIOs share lessons learned with the incoming Federal CIO.

  • Obama nominates new leadership for VA

    President Barack Obama nominated two people for key administration posts at the Veterans Affairs Department.

  • White House names VMWare’s Tony Scott as federal CIO

    Tony Scott comes to government after spending his 35-year career in the private sector.

  • The OMB perspective on federal information technology

    How are federal agencies delivering smarter information technology (IT) services? What are agencies doing to deliver value in federal IT investments? How are agencies using data-driven reviews to enhance IT performance? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Steve VanRoekel, Federal CIO & Administrator for E-Gov, Office of Management and Budget (OMB).

  • Federal CIO VanRoekel leaving post for new role at USAID

    VanRoekel will advise the agency’s senior leadership on using technology and data to help coordinate the government’s response to the crisis. This is his second stint at USAID. Lisa Schlosser will be the interim federal CIO.

  • OMB turns to the people-solution to fix troubled IT programs

    As part of President Barack Obama’s second term management agenda, agencies are testing new hiring authorities for technology experts and an industry-government exchange program. The Office of Management and Budget also worked with agencies to benchmark the cost effectiveness of back-office functions.

  • OMB wants lessons to endure in new Digital Service Office

    The White House named Mikey Dickerson to lead the Digital Service Office and to be federal deputy CIO. OMB also releases the TechFAR and Digital Service Playbook to help agencies implement agile and other innovative contracting types.

  • OMB aims to keep launch of digital A-Team on track

    OMB has already deployed small teams to a few agencies to help with one-off digital projects, but the next step is standing up a more formal “Digital Service” within OMB. When fully operational, the office would be staffed with about 25 tech professionals — from outside the government — who would parachute into agencies on two-to-four-year rotations to help get new IT projects off the ground and help get wayward projects back on track.

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: DATA Act is law, IT, acquisition A-11 changes

    In this edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities. Senate lawmakers prepare to mark-up IT reform bill next week. CIO’s spend time at camp where OMB and others emphasize the word of the year: effectiveness.