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LaVerne Council

Friday, July 1st, 2016 - 10:09
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What is the VA’s IT strategy? How is VA changing the way it does IT? What about VA’s “buy-first” strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with LaVerne Council, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.
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Mon, 11/07/2016
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What is the VA’s IT strategy? How is VA changing the way it does IT? What about VA’s “buy-first” strategy? Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with LaVerne Council, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs.

Weekly Roundup May 20, 2016

Friday, May 20th, 2016 - 12:45
Friday, May 20, 2016 - 12:01
Michael J. Keegan Report card day: Agencies remain average or below on IT reforms. House lawmakers are set to release the second scorecard grading agencies’ implementation of the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) and the progress across all four categories is limited.

Pamela Dyson

Tuesday, April 26th, 2016 - 14:16
Pamela C. Dyson is the SEC’s Chief Information Officer (CIO) in charge of overseeing the agency’s information technology functions. Ms. Dyson has served as Acting CIO since October 2014.  She has held key positions in the Office of Information Technology (OIT) since she came to the Commission in 2010, including Deputy CIO.

Dr. David Bray

Monday, April 18th, 2016 - 12:56
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What has the Federal Communications Commission (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? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer, the Federal Communications Commission next week on The Business of Government Hour.
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Mon, 07/25/2016
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What has the Federal Communications Commission (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? Join host Michael J. Keegan as he explores these questions and so much more with Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer, the Federal Communications Commission next week on The Business of Government Hour.

Benefits of Effective IT Governance with Strong Security

Thursday, April 14th, 2016 - 11:19
Thursday, April 14, 2016 - 10:30
This post is the fourth in a series on how strong IT Governance can help drive effective security across Federal enterprises.  See the first installment.

New Organizational Structure Required for an Effective IT Governance Program With Strong Security

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016 - 10:16
Wednesday, March 30, 2016 - 10:01
This consists of a definition of IT Governance communicated throughout the agency, and the establishment of a new organizational structure to ensure the IT Governance Program is effective and continuously improved. Continuing with the Veterans Affairs Department (VA) example discussed in the previous blog, below is the definition VA developed and a generic discussion of the organizational structure that VA adopted.

Creating the appropriate environment for successful adoption of IT Governance that supports improved security

Monday, March 21st, 2016 - 8:53
Friday, March 18, 2016 - 11:08
To start, guiding principles can ensure that all staff have a common understanding of the core IT Governance criteria. These guiding principles let staff know that IT Governance is recognized by the C-Suite as critical to the organization’s success, and that IT resources result in maximum effectiveness and efficiency across the organization. It ensures that security is integrated in meeting requirements and delivers benefits set by an organization’s business leaders.

A Roadmap for Implementing and Improving IT Governance

Monday, March 7th, 2016 - 15:31
Monday, March 7, 2016 - 14:24
As previously discussed, all Federal departments/agencies were charged with establishing an IT Governance program per OMB Memorandum M-09-02.

IT Governance, Risk Management, Security & Privacy – a Perspective for the C-Suite

Monday, February 29th, 2016 - 15:03
Monday, February 29, 2016 - 13:40
Today, more than ever, with the increasing number of cybersecurity attacks on government organizations and threats of data breaches to the privacy of government officials and their staffs, and government contractor staffs, strong IT Governance based on sound IT risk management is critical to restoring confidence in the security and privacy protections provided by our Federal Government.  This is no longer purely an IT technology issue but an issue that must be addressed at the top layers of government – from the “overseers” of IT policy (e.g., Office of Management and Budget (OMB), Nat

Idea to retire: A federal budget process that inhibits IT innovation

Thursday, February 4th, 2016 - 16:06
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Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 14:52
(This article first appeared on the Brookings Blog "TechTank.")   A review of the federal budget process