Ask the CIO

Federal News Radio Executive Editor Jason Miller talks to federal chief information officers about the latest technology trends and issues facing their agencies.


Bradley talks declassification; McCarthy talks IT spending

On this special episode of Ask the CIO, host Jason Miller talks to Mark Bradley, the director of the Information Security Oversight Office, and Shawn McCarthy, the research director for IDC Government Insights.
00:41:22 8/16/2018

Past Episodes

David Powner left the Government Accountability Office in early August after spending 16 years overseeing federal technology management issues.
00:43:20 8/8/2018
Dave Nelson, the chief information officer of the Nuclear Regulatory Commission, said it just took one success and a little bit of time to get the NRC fully on board with cloud services.
00:42:52 8/2/2018
Leonel Garciga, the CTO of the Joint Improvised Threat Defeat Organization (JIDO), broke from the traditional federal model with open source to get capabilities out faster.
00:43:22 7/26/2018
Jerry Davis retired from federal services after more than 20 years, including the last five as the NASA Ames CIO.
00:00:00 7/19/2018
The Health Resources and Services Administration awarded $11 billion in grants across 90 programs in fiscal 2017. And with that comes petabytes of data and the need to analyze that information. Adriane Burton, the Health Resources and Services Administration's chief information officer, said a new modern data analytics platform holds the key for improving how HRSA manages its grants process.
00:42:24 7/15/2018
Frank Konieczny, the CTO for the Office of Information Dominance and chief information officer in the Air Force, said the service is figuring out how to authenticate connected devices.
00:41:09 6/28/2018
The Export-Import Bank of the U.S. received an unusual report from its inspector general. Auditors praised the agency's efforts to modernize its infrastructure and deploy new systems. Howard Spira, the chief information officer of EXIM, said on Ask the CIO with Jason Miller that he focused the agency on the nuts and bolts of operations and maintenance to create this successful approach.
00:41:26 6/25/2018
The Agriculture Department is moving closer to ending the planning stage and entering the operational stage of the Trump administration's Centers of Excellence IT modernization initiative. USDA and the General Services Administration will host a CoE phase 2 planning session on June 27 for contractors to learn about their procurement strategies. The details from phase GSA and USDA awarded four vendors contracts to support phase 1 in March. Gary Washington, the USDA chief information officer, said his agency as well as GSA, detailees and vendors helping on this transformation effort have to keep one very important fact in mind: This is not about technology.
00:41:27 6/14/2018
Wayne Jones, the chief information officer at the NNSA, said he is taking a hybrid approach to modernizing systems and applications.
00:42:50 6/7/2018
John Sherman, the Intelligence Community's chief information officer, wanted to tamp down any rumors about why the IC signed a deal to bring Microsoft's cloud into the mix. He tells it all to Executive Editor Jason Miller on Ask the CIO.
00:43:21 5/31/2018

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