Ask the CIO

The U.S. Agency for International Development has no legacy systems. With more than $7 billion in technical debt across the government, USAID is not responsible for any of that. Jay Mahanand, the chief information officer at the U.S. Agency for International Development, said the agency accomplished what few others have been able to do: Get out of deep technical debt, by taking full advantage of the cloud and consolidating data centers. Hear his conversation with Federal News Network Executive Editor Jason Miller on this week's Ask the CIO.

Ask the CIO
00:43:24 7/18/2019

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Amira Boland, who is coordinating the implementation of the Customer Experience Cross-Agency Priority Goal and the GEAR Center for OMB, and Jim Thompson. the director of private sector engagement at the State Department, are spearheading different approaches to bringing new thinking into the government.
00:43:25 8/15/2019
The U.S. Marshals Service technology modernization effort actually has little to do with the actual technology.The Justice Department bureau is upgrading its processes that will lead to successful IT implementations. Karl Mathias, the chief information officer of the U.S. Marshals Service, said the agency is adopting a risk-based and agile approach to system updates. He also hired a new CIO to help develop a 5-to-10 year technology modernization roadmap. Mathias joined Jason Miller on Ask the CIO to discuss the agency's agenda.
00:42:35 8/7/2019
Irv Dennis, the CFO of the Department of Housing and Urban Development, says the data analytics portion of the Centers of Excellence effort is helping to transform the agency's financial management processes and technologies.
00:00:00 8/1/2019
In early fiscal 2020, the Department of Health and Human Services will pilot its new contracting writing system called Accelerate. HHS will work with a small group of contracting officers and industry to prove that using the cloud and blockchain technology is not only possible, but real. Jose Arrieta, who is currently the chief information officer and was the acting deputy assistant secretary for grants, acquisition policy and accountability at HHS, said the agency has made a lot of progress since December when the Accelerate platform received the authority to operate. He shared more details on Ask the CIO with Federal News Network's Jason Miller.
00:43:25 7/25/2019
Since 2004, the Defense Department has been a part of an international Computer Emergency Response Team through NATO. But only in the last few months has DoD and some of its allies been able to share cyber threat information and work together in real time.Ian West, the cybersecurity chief of the NATO Communications and Information Agency, told Ask the CIO with Jason Miller, the launch of a new encrypted workspace lets five countries test how they can share secure video, voice, chat and information gathering capabilities.
00:00:00 6/27/2019
It's one thing to get an "A" or a "B" in the different areas of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) scorecard. It's another to translate those grades into real IT reforms. While the results are far from final, the Department of Health and Human Services seems to be on a path to transform how it manages technology and delivers services. Amy Haseltine, the deputy chief information officer for enterprise services at HHS, said the agency's IT reform efforts are starting to pay off in measurable ways. Hear her conversation with Jason Miller on Ask the CIO.
00:42:54 6/23/2019
NSA's six-year-old program challenges students and others to solve a multi-step cybersecurity problem as a way to expose them to the type of work the agency and the government does.
00:43:25 6/12/2019
Federal chief information officer Suzette Kent said in an exclusive interview that during her time leading federal technology she has learned the biggest areas agencies need to catch the private sector in is processes and people, but not technology.
00:33:12 6/9/2019
OMB's draft cloud smart strategy is one of several ongoing efforts across the government to help agencies deliver services and modernize systems more quickly.
00:43:24 5/23/2019
Eric Jeanmaire, the former division chief for Identity, Records and National Security Delivery in U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Service and now the CEO of Finality, said moving E-Verify to the cloud made surviving the government shutdown not only possible, but a success.
00:42:52 5/9/2019

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