Posts By Andy Gravatt

The Last NASA Mainframe

I started my career as a programmer at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center doing assembly language programming on mainframes. Part of me is sad knowing that this is no longer a skill worthy of inclusion on my resume, but I’m excited that NASA has finally moved on. My previous position was working as the softwareRead… Read more »

CTO Competencies

There has been some discussion on the Govloop-CTO Forum pertaining to CTO competencies and I thought I’d post a list of competencies that we’ve put together to build a curriculum for CTOs at the iCollege of the National Defense University. This list has been reviewed by hundreds of people (many of whom are CTOs) andRead… Read more »

The Roles of CIOs and CTOs

Introduction The role of the Chief Information Officer (CIO) has been in existence for many years in the government and its ultimate definition was finally settled by the Clinger-Cohen Act of 1996. At this time the position of the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) is being instituted across federal government departments and agencies, but the roleRead… Read more »