Posts Tagged: CIOs

DorobekINSIDER: Veteran federal CIO Kirit Amin to retire

Kirit Amin, one of the seasoned guard of federal government technology executives and currently the chief information officer at the International Trade Commission, will retire for government, he confirmed to the DorobekINSIDER. He will be stepping down at the end of the year. The departure is the latest to a growing list of CIOs who… Read more »

Unifying Around FITARA – Understanding the Future of Tech

Recently, GovLoop’s Christopher Dorobek moderated a panel of government IT experts, hosted by the Association for Federal Information Resources Management (AFFIRM). Parts of the panel discussion around the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) will be on today’s DorobekINSIDER. Last year, a new law – FITARA – was passed to help government better spend… Read more »

The “Slow Evolution” of IT

If you’re anything like me, you’re pretty overwhelmed with the never-ending commercials concerning the newest updates, systems, and innovations the IT world sends out. We are inundated with more and more. It seems the IT world is constantly evolving – but is that the reality? On December 18th, 2014 Christopher Dorobek sat down with a… Read more »

DorobekINSIDER: VA deputy CIO Warren leaving

Stephen Warren, who has served as the deputy chief information officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs for more than seven years, will step down from that post later this month, GovLoop’s DorobekINSIDER has learned. LaVerne Council, the new VA CIO, made the announcement in an e-mail to staff on Thursday. Warren is known for… Read more »

10 Ways FITARA Guidance Empowers CIOs — Equally

Nowadays, everyone has an opinion about federal information technology — how projects should be managed and whether chief information officers have adequate authority to do their jobs. The truth is that all CIOs are not empowered equally. Many argue the culprit is not the nearly 20-year-old law that created the position but rather inconsistent implementation… Read more »

How federal agencies save money by running IT like a business

The Federal CIO’s 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management mandated that federal agencies complete progress reports and plans for data center consolidation. As a result, fiscal year 2011 brought the closure of more than 81 data centers, with more than 900 scheduled to shutter by FY2015, for a cost savings of nearly $5… Read more »