CTOs, Global Cyberwar and Our Collective Future

If you are a technologist, please take a moment to download the PDF of the report by the U.S. Commission on Cybersecurity.  This report, titled Securing Cyberspace for the 44th Presidency, is the best proclamation of the challenges of cyber I have read.  It is also a roadmap that will help any trying to navigate […]

OMB on CIOs: Some context for the enterprise CTO

On 21 October, Mr. Clay Johnson of OMB signed out a memorandum for the heads of all executive departments and agencies in the US government.  Check it out here: Download 20081023-omb-cio-memo.pdf (0.0K) This is a great read and a positive move.  It provides an emphasis on the information technology management structure and governance framework.  This […]

Performance Management In Organizations and Computers

There are some interesting analogies between performance management applied to organizations and performance management applied to computers. In both cases, performance metrics are crucial to success.  In organizations, what we reward gets measured, and what gets measured can be more efficiently and effectively done.   In our computers, what we decide is important gets measured, and […]

Another government IT program succeeds beyond all expectations!

In 2002 congress passed the E-Government Act.  It mandated that the approximately 300 federal entities that can make rules expose those rules in a modernized way and also specified that regulations in draft will be exposed so comments can be solicited. The government’s response: OMB and CIO’s from throughout the government established an eRulemaking solution […]

White House Forum on Information Technology Management Reform

On Thursday 9 December from 0830 till 1000 the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) will host the Forum on Information Technology (IT) Management Reform .  The event will be streamed live at http://www.whitehouse.gov/live More from the CIO.gov website: Federal Chief Performance Officer and OMB’s Deputy Director for Management Jeffrey Zients and U.S. […]

Debrief from The White House Forum on IT Management Reform

If you are an enterprise technologist in or out of the Federal Government, please take time to watch the entire presentation below. It captures the entirety of the presentations and majority of the conversations at the White House Forum on Information Technology Management Reform. I recommend you watch the entire presentation for several reasons. If you […]