Earlier this fall, we co-hosted an event with the Partnership for Public Service that featured three federal executives leading innovative analytic efforts in their agencies. Over the last few weeks, we extended the conversation by blogging on seven government executives who successfully implemented analytics initiatives in their agencies. They shared their insights on ways to be successful, and hurdles to be mindful of, when beginning an analytics initiative.
As CIO she is responsible for managing the agency's $600 million IT budget and ensuring alignment with agency and Administration agency and administration strategic objectives, information security, and enterprise architecture.
Recent recommendations from OMB around IT Reform depend critically on the ability of those individuals and teams to manage large scale IT programs effectively, and to communicate with each other before, during, and after the contracts for such programs are released. This reality reinforces the fact that success relies on people, not technology: well-qualified leaders and managers who are incentivized to work together and achieve results.
This article is adapted from Marilu Goodyear, Holly T.
Goerdel, Shannon Portillo, and Linda Williams, “Cybersecurity
Management in the States: The Emerging Role of Chief
Information Security Officers“ (Washington, DC: IBM Center
for The Business of Government, 2010).