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David Garcia, CIO, State of Maryland

Over the last 18 months, my primary goal has been to improve our cyber security platform by promoting awareness and streamlining processes and budgets to reduce risk across state government. As a businessman turned Cabinet Secretary for the...

Users, Don't Take the Bait!
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Martin P. Rose, CIO, Pinellas County Government

Information Technology Security is a sum of many parts. Border security involves layers of security systems across multiple networks. Virus protection involves updated virus datasets and tools. Physical security involves facility access and...

Users, Don't Take the Bait!
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Martin P. Rose, CIO, Pinellas County Government

Information Technology Security is a sum of many parts. Border security involves layers of security systems across multiple networks. Virus protection involves updated virus datasets and tools. Physical security involves facility access and...

Leveraging the Power of the Enterprise to Streamline and Secure DoD's IT
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Terry Halvorsen, CIO, US Department of Defense

This is the Department of Defense’s (DoD) primary mission. Our IT infrastructure must effectively and efficiently support this wherever, whenever and however the mission calls. IT Infrastructure There has never been a time of such...

IT Governance Built to Last: The Wisconsin Enterprise Model
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David Cagigal, CIO, State of Wisconsin

In early September, the State of Wisconsin learned that it had earned an A- in the Center for Digital Government’s 2016 Digital States Survey, along with first place in the Adaptive Leadership category. Adaptive Leadership reflects our...

IT's Role during Crisis
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Rosa Akhtarkhavari, CIO, City of Orlando

The Role of Information Technology in a Crisis Information technology is pervasive in City of Orlando government, enhancing operational capabilities and allowing the City to fulfill its mission of delivering public services in a knowledgeable,...

The Highway's Jammed with Broken Heroes on a Last Chance Power Drive
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Jonathan Alboum, CIO, The United States Department of Agriculture

"The highway’s jammed with broken heroes on a last chance power drive.”– Bruce Springsteen, “Born to Run” Federal CIOs would do well to keep this memorable Springsteen line in mind.Those that attempt to do it...

Empowering the Public Sector and the People
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Tanya Acevedo, CIO, Travis County

Travis County, with its county seat in Austin, Texas, is one of the fastest growing metropolitan areas in the nation. This increase in growth drives a subsequent increase in demand on all governmental resources such as construction permits, road...

The Changing Paradigm of IT Leadership: Clashing Cultures
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Vincent J. Simonowicz III, CIO, City of Rock Hill, South Carolina

Each day IT leaders are fighting the same battles and challenges in their respective governments. Social trends, political motivations and technological advances place a sometimes inconceivable and unobtainable challenge to any traditional IT...

Strengthening the Relationship between Federal IT, Procurement and Industry
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Luke McCormack, CIO, U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Rapid technology development and shrinking resources present the federal government with great challenges, but also great opportunities. To deliver world-class digital services to the American people in this ever-changing environment, the...

Creating value while leading change
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Hardik Bhatt, CIO, State of Illinois

From Industrial Revolution, to Internet Revolution, to the current Connected Revolution, every major economic revolution has been shorter, faster and has created more value. For a public sector organization, where costs are concentrated and...

General Dynamics Announces the Authorization of FedRAMP for Its Cloud Computing
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FAIRFAX, VA: General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT), a provider of cloud computing and virtualization support, announces the authorization of Federal Risk Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) for its “GDIT Cloud”. The...

Doing More with Less: Making IT Count in Challenging Times
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Jim Bates, Director & CIO, State of Alaska

Have you ever felt like you’ve done so much with so little for so long that you are now qualified to do anything with nothing? It seems that in spite of the humor there resonates an element of truth in that question.With more demand for the...

Technology and Effective Communication Power Strategic Development
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David Cagigal, CIO, Wisconsin Department of Administration

There’s a misperception that an organization’s CIO who, through the strength of his or her personal vision or enlightenment somehow drags enterprise colleagues to the place where they need to be, then everything works beautifully. I...

Security in a Digital Age
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David Behen, DTMB Director & CIO, State of Michigan

One of the many things that I love about my job as director of the Michigan Department of Technology, Management and Budget (DTMB) and state Chief Information Officer (CIO) is having the opportunity to speak to a wide variety of groups about how...

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