Tag Archives: CIO

SAIC’s Mark Forman: CIOs Should Help Agency Leaders Recognize Need for Digital Tools


Mark Forman, vice president of digital government strategy at Science Applications International Corp., wrote in a commentary published Monday on FCW that government chief information officers should help agency leaders understand the importance of adopting cloud, artificial intelligence, big data analytics and other digital government tools as they transition from response to the recovery phase during the coronavirus pandemic.

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Cisco’s Alan Balutis Suggests Approach to Accelerate Transition to EIS Telecom Contract


Alan Balutis, a Distinguished Fellow and senior director for North American public sector for Cisco Systems’ global strategy and consulting arm, wrote in a FedScoop article published Friday the lack of authority of agency chief information officers could be one of the reasons why agencies are slow to transition to the General Services Administration’s $50B Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions telecommunications contract. 

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Section 809 Panel Recommendation Highlights Need to Update IT Acquisition, Budgeting Approaches

Some industry experts say the Section 809 panel’s recommendation to exempt the Pentagon from the Clinger-Cohen Act highlights the need to fix the budgeting approach to provide agencies the ability to facilitate the information technology acquisition process, Federal News Network reported Friday. Mark Forman, vice president and global head of public sector at Unisys, said the Section 809 report suggests that agencies have now shifted to buying IT as-a-service, instead of treating or procuring IT as a capital asset.

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Booz Allen’s Dan Tucker: Agencies Need Data Strategy to Facilitate Cloud Migration

Dan Tucker, a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, told Meritalk in an interview published Tuesday that federal agencies need to assess their data architecture and future requirements for data scalability and extensibility when moving workloads to the cloud. “You almost need the data strategy at the application and portfolio level before you can lay out your cloud strategy,” Tucker said.

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Dell EMC’s Steve Harris: Automation, Cloud Platforms Could Help Agencies Manage ‘Technical Debt’

Steve Harris, senior vice president and general manager of Dell EMC’s federal business, has said advancing automation, adopting cloud platforms and simplifying the procurement process are the strategies federal agencies should implement to address the rising “technical debt” associated with maintaining legacy information technology systems. Harris wrote in an opinion piece …

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ViON to Provide Storage, Back-Up Systems to University of Wisconsin; Tom Frana Comments

The University of Wisconsin has selected ViON to help the UW system’s chief information officers implement storage and back-up platforms to support their information technology projects. ViON said Thursday it will supply the company’s switches, tapes and tape libraries to UW’s 26 campuses worldwide along with storage systems from Oracle, Fujitsu and …

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Riverbed’s Davis Johnson: Planning, Migration Among ‘Four Pillars’ of Network Modernization

Davis Johnson, vice president of U.S. public sector at Riverbed Technology, has said federal agencies should advance network modernization efforts as they move to the cloud. Johnson wrote in a FedTech article published Wednesday that agencies seeking to build up end-user experiences with cloud-based services should implement the “four pillars” of network modernization …

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