Creating a Dynamic and Agile IT Enterprise: Insights from Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

 

Creating a Dynamic and Agile IT Enterprise: Insights from Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:57
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In 2013 the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) embarked on an ambitious effort to modernize its information technology infrastructure, transforming from an agency with 207 different IT systems to one with a cloud-based common data platform that would play a significant role in creating a more dynamic and agile enterprise.

Dr. David Bray, FCC’s Chief Information Officer, orchestrated this transformation. He understood that making this IT vision into a reality would require introducing a myriad of challenges to how the FCC managed its IT systems and services. It would also involve affecting broader cultural change across the agency’s 18 different bureaus and offices. Most importantly, Bray recognized that the resources IT spent on maintaining existing systems were unsustainable and unacceptable for an organization that was supposed to be at the forefront of 21st century communications technology. The FCC’s IT division was lagging behind.

What has the FCC done to transform its IT infrastructure? How has the FCC Chief Information Officer cultivated a network of change agents? What is the FCC doing to cultivate a culture of risk-taking and experimentation? Dr. Bray, FCC Chief Information Officer, joined me on The Business of Government Hour to share his insights on these topics and more. The following is an edited excerpt of our discussion complemented with additional research.

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