Weekly Roundup: July 17 - 21, 2017

Friday, July 21st, 2017 - 13:03
Michael J. Keegan White House pushes TBM for IT savings and smarter spending.  Chris Liddell, the president's director of strategic initiatives, thinks the federal government may be spending as much as $200 billion on IT each year -- far more than is generally acknowledged.  Better data and metrics, he argued at a July 20 White House event, is critical to bringing down that spend.

Avi Bender

Friday, January 11th, 2013 - 11:38
Avi Bender is currently the Chief Technology Officer for the US Census Bureau, in charge of Enterprise Architecture and IT Governance. He is leading the optimization of Census' IT through standards, shared services, and innovation. Prior to the Census, Avi was the Director of EA at the Internal Revenue Service. Prior to joining the IRS, Avi held executive level positions at IBM, Price Waterhouse LLP, GTE (Verizon), and he was the cofounder of a software company.  

Counting on the Cloud: Early Reflections on the Adoption of Cloud Computing by the U.S. Census Bureau

Monday, November 22nd, 2010 - 15:13
This enterprise includes mailing out 600 million forms and marshaling a network of 1.3 million temporary employees to count over 300 million people living in 130 million households. It is expected the cost of the current census will ultimately exceed $13 billion—or about $50 per person given population estimates. Against the backdrop of the economic downturn and escalated pressure on Congress and government agencies to curtail excessive spending, the Census Bureau has worked to capitalize on technological developments to meet its mission—and save money doing it.
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