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. Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra will discuss the Obama Administration’s new strategy to fundamentally change how the Federal Government purchases and uses IT, which they announced at a Northern Virginia Technology Council breakfast on November 19.

Zients and Kundra will review action items and execution plans for the major goals of the strategy, including:

  • Piloting projects for increased budget flexibility and greater transparency, such as the one developed at the Department of Veterans Affairs.
  • Developing a cadre of IT acquisition specialists to help streamline and align the process with technology cycles.
  • Creating career tracks for IT program managers.
  • Requiring complete, integrated teams to be in place before green-lighting projects.
  • Launching “myth-busting” campaigns to promote engagement and collaboration with the IT community.
  • Instituting a “cloud-first” policy whenever a safe, secure cloud-based solution exists.
  • Establishing TechStat sessions and other accountability measures.
  • Reducing the number of Federal data centers by at least 40 percent by 2015.

Editor's note: CTOvision.com's Bob Gourley will be present for the event and will seek to capture the discussion for readers here.

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Bob Gourley is a Co-founder and Partner at Cognitio and the publisher of CTOvision.com and ThreatBrief.com. Bob's background is as an all source intelligence analyst and an enterprise CTO. Find him on Twitter at @BobGourley

Comments

  1. David Prompovitch says:

    This was an information packed session that provided insight into potential huge impacts to those of us that work in the CIO offices. Although it was not obvious on how to get a copy of the slide deck, so that the details can be more widely shared within the agency.

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