Since December 2010, Dr. Jonathan Woodson has acted as the principle advisor to multiple secretaries of defense. As assistant secretary of defense for health affairs, he has lead DoD’s military health system, overseeing the Defense Department's $50 billion health budget, and shepherding this mission critical care system through major reform efforts.
What is DoD doing to break down information stovepipes across the military? How has net-centricity changed over time? Join us as we will explore this question and so much more with our very special guest Dave Wennergren, Assistant Deputy Chief Management Officer at the U.S. Department of Defense on The Business of Government Hour. Here's a video sampling of Dave's always cogent insights
Unless agencies undertake a strategic approach to IT consolidation, they are likely to end up worse-off post-consolidation than pre-consolidation. This post explores some key activities that are vital to long term success of agencies’ transition to a new environment.
The Federal Government has a split personality when it comes to IT. In some areas it is a bleeding edge leader in the development and use of IT. But in many others, it lags behind the private sector in the broad implementation of IT commercial best practices. This post provides a short history of Federal IT and insight on why the Federal Government has the IT infrastructure that it currently does.
I believe IT is a foundational and critical element to the success of an organization such as [the Department of] Homeland Security. In fact, I would say that it is as important as any function in assuring mission effectiveness today.
The past year saw significant attention paid to cybersecurity on the Hill, in the Administration, and across the economy. The cyber environment is only growing more prominent, and a number of factors will contribute to its moving front and center for Government managers of all kinds in the coming months.
The federal government is looking at Information Technology (IT) Consolidation at way to reduce costs and improve performance. IBM’s success in consolidating its own IT systems and infrastructure provides insight into how adoption of commercial best practices and reduce IT costs while improving performance and increasing service levels.