Weekly Roundup June 20-24, 2022

Six Big Government Success Stories of the Last Two Decades. There are several areas where elected officials and government employees at all levels excelled at problem-solving and succeeded in improving the lives of Americans. Some of their efforts attracted great attention (even if it tended to fade rather quickly). Others never received widespread attention. Here are six examples.

Dr. Danny Harris

Dr. Danny Harris was formerly the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Education from 2008 to 2016. As the CIO, he maintained all of the department's mission critical information system resources. This included managing the department's information assurance program and capital planning and investment management processes. He also deployed and maintained all enterprise-wide information technology and managed the agency's participation and implementation of Federal CIO Council.

Announcing the Center’s New Visiting Fellow: Dr. Danny Harris

Dr. Harris was formerly the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the Department of Education from 2008 to 2016. As the CIO, he maintained all of the department's mission critical information system resources. This included managing the department's information assurance program and capital planning and investment management processes. He also deployed and maintained all enterprise-wide information technology and managed the agency's participation and implementation of Federal CIO Council.

SPADE Defense Conference 2022 - Len Bastien, MG Bob Wheeler (Ret) and Terry Halvorsen

What is Multi-Domain Command and Control (MDC2)? How is the U.S. and its allies collaborating to deliver on the vision of MDC2? How is Canada’s Defence Team pursuing MDC2? What lessons can be learned from previous efforts? Michael Keegan welcomes Len Bastien, CIO, Canadian Department of National Defence, Terry Halvorsen, former DoD CIO and IBM executive, and retired Major General Bob Wheeler next week on The Business of Government Hour.

Broadcast Date: 
Monday, June 20, 2022 - 10:12

Weekly Roundup June 13-17, 2022

Trustworthy: INCREASING CIVIL SERVANTS' TRUST AT WORK. NEW REPORT: @publicservice researchers explored civil servants' trust in two key dimensions of the federal government (1) government leaders and (2) civil service rules and their enforcement—and what agencies and Congress can do to improve it.

Transforming Technology Procurement (Part Two)

In our first blog, we wrote how many governments around the world are updating how they procure technology.  The goal is to reduce risk and get higher value out of investments -- especially from complex systems integration programs.  We highlighted three common approaches to those changes, and will next describe two additional approaches, five lessons learned, and five key takeaways.

As a review, the five approaches include:

Connecting and Protecting the Warfighter in Cyberspace: Lt. General Robert Skinner, Director, DISA

Conversation with Lt General Robert Skinner, Director, Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA). What are the strategic priorities of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA)? How is it strengthening the security and resilience of networks and systems? What is it doing to prioritize command and control and leverage data as a Strategic Asset? Michael Keegan explores these questions and more with Lt. General Robert Skinner, Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

 

Broadcast Date: 
Monday, June 13, 2022 - 09:30

Lt. General Robert Skinner

Lt. Gen. Robert J. Skinner is the Director of the Defense Information Systems Agency and the Commander of the Joint Force Headquarters-Department of Defense Information Network.

 

Weekly Roundup June 6-10, 2022

Connecting IT, Customer Experience, and Trust in Government. Through the Federal IT Operating Plan, the U.S. government is driving digital transformation across the Federal enterprise.

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