Insights from Richard McKinney, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation

 

Insights from Richard McKinney, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation

Tuesday, October 27th, 2015 - 11:32
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Meeting the Mission of Transportation Safety Through Information Technology: Insights from Richard McKinney, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Transportation

Since its inception, the U.S. Department of Transportation has been responsible for ensuring a safe, efficient, accessible, and convenient transportation system. Information technology enables government agencies to deliver mission services. Today, government IT executives must remain true to their agencies’ strategic intent while addressing many challenges in the government IT landscape. Among those challenges are constrained budgets, rapid technological advancements, and new government mandates. Like most federal departments, the DOT has sought to meet these challenges head on, and that requires a strong mission support infrastructure. Specifically, it is an information technology core that supports the DOT’s strategic goals while keeping an eye on the improvement of operational efficiency and smarter resource management.

What challenges does the DOT CIO face? How is IT being used to advance the mission of DOT? What does the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) mean to federal CIOs? Richard McKinney, chief information officer at the U.S. Department of Transportation, 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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