Teaching Technology & Public Management – The Need Has Never Been Greater

Perhaps more importantly, Dr. Shark highlights how public administrators can leverage technology in their work, enabling greater effectiveness for the people served by government programs and civil society advocacy. The text tracks the evolution of key topics in managing technology that range from mobile devices and broadband access to cybersecurity and privacy. Readers will learn both foundational content and practical applications that they can adapt in their own work. Dr.

Pursuing IT Modernization at OPM

“Given I am the tenth CIO in the last 12 years at OPM,” explains Guy Cavallo, “I am focused on bringing stability and I can do that by setting a clear IT vision and strategy.” Recently, Guy Cavallo joined me on The Business of Government Hour for a timely and insightful discussion on OPM’s cloud-first IT modernization program, increasing OPM’s technology workforce, replacing its legacy contact center for retirement services, and work to accelerate the adoption of a zero-trust cybersecurity architecture. The following is excerpted from our conversation. 

How federal agencies embrace flexibility and bring visibility to the cloud

Blog Co-Authors: Emma Shirato Almon, Associate Manager, Partnership for Public Service; Trista Colbert, vice president and senior partner of hybrid cloud management, IBM; Will Kimball, former intern on the Partnership for Public Service’s Research, Evaluation and Modernizing Government team.

Pursuing IT Modernization: A Conversation with Guy Cavallo, CIO U.S. Office of Personnel Management

What is the IT strategy for the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM)? How is it modernizing its IT systems and infrastructure? What is OPM doing to secure its IT systems and infrastructure? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Guy Cavallo, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM).
Broadcast Date: 
Monday, April 17, 2023 - 10:57

Guy Cavallo, Chief Information Officer, OPM

Guy Cavallo serves as the Chief Information Officer of the Office of Personnel Management (OPM). In this capacity he is the senior executive leading OPM’s enterprise information technology (IT) services, including the development and execution of current state and future IT strategic plans, and the day to day management oversight of the agency’s technology services. He also serves as the executive leading OPM’s all IT modernization efforts

Weekly Roundup January 16-20, 2023

When the Infrastructure Boom Meets the Workforce Crash. Now, with the federal government pouring cascades of cash into state and local coffers, a new problem is on the horizon. Though this isn’t widely recognized yet, all the money in the world won’t make much of a difference if there aren’t enough people, in and out of government, to spend the money effectively and in a timely way.

On Leading GSA's Federal Acquisition Service

The U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) uses the collective buying power of the federal government to acquire goods and services to support its agency customers. According to the recent GSA Strategic Plan, FAS offers agencies more than 31 million different products and services and in fiscal year (FY) 2021 it delivered over $84 billion in various products, services, and solutions. 

It’s Transition Time Again

That leaves the nation with nine new governors, all of whom will have assumed their new jobs by January 18. They include Sarah Huckabee Sanders of Arkansas, Katie Hobbs of Arizona; Josh Green of Hawaii, Wes Moore of Maryland, Maura Healey of Massachusetts, Jim Pillen of Nebraska, Joe Lombardo of Nevada, Tina Kotek of Oregon, and Joshua Shapiro of Pennsylvania.

Leading GSA's Federal Acquisition Service: A Conversation with Sonny Hashmi, Commissioner, FAS, U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

How is the GSA’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) leveraging technology to transform how it operates? What is the Federal Marketplace Strategy? How does FAS play a role in managing the federal supply chain. Join host Michael Keegan as he explores this question and more with Sonny Hashmi, Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service within the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA).

Broadcast Date: 
Monday, April 3, 2023 - 10:47

Sonny Hashmi

Sonny Hashmi is the commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

In this position, he oversees the delivery of more than $75B of products, services, and solutions that enable federal agencies to efficiently accomplish their missions while saving taxpayer dollars.


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