Eight Strategies for Transforming Government

Importantly, the areas address both individual trends influencing government, and topics that can be addressed with even greater impact if assessed in a way that integrates across trends—such as driving an agile approach to digital innovation that improves outcomes. This integrative approach is especially true for how different trends relate to equity across government programs and foster trust in government institutions,

Weekly Roundup October 10-14, 2022

The Agile-Policymaking Frontier – Part 1 and 2. Prof. Larry A. Rosenthal, Goldman School of Public Policy, UC Berkeley discusses “agile policymaking” as a vehicle for better government and how agile would be more objective and evidenced-based when it comes to traditional policy analysis (“TPA”).

Weekly Roundup September 26-30, 2022

Fall Agency Priority Goal Updates. Read about agencies' progress toward more than 80 APGs or use our new feature to explore APGs and strategic objectives by policy theme.

Investing in Safe, Reliable, and Equitable Transportation Infrastructure

The Department of Transportation has been trusted with an opportunity of historic proportions. Alongside Transportation’s ongoing core safety and policy responsibilities, the administration has tasked the department with making transformative investments that will modernize the nation’s infrastructure to deliver safer, cleaner, and more equitable transportation systems. 

Weekly Roundup September 19-23, 2022

Is it time to add IT workforce ratings to the FITARA scorecard? A new report from ACT-IAC recommends changes to the biannual FITARA scorecard, including adding a category measuring IT workforce capability. The authors suggest measuring the share of an agency's IT workforce eligible for retirement, whether an agency has an IT workforce strategic plan and how its making progress against that plan.

Weekly Roundup September 5-9, 2022

Agencies Really Are Missing an Opportunity by Downplaying Performance Information. What’s the best strategy for shining a flashlight on government performance in ways that engage the public’s support for reaching these goals?

Attaining Effective Outcomes: Context for Center Research

With the IBM Center for The Business of Government’s next due date for new research report proposals approaching on September 6th, we are publishing additional perspectives on our research topics over the next week in the form of blog posts focused on each topic.   The insights in these posts draw from dialogue that helped to frame the research agenda, as well as subsequent content relevant to each research topic area.  We hope that these posts provide potential research

Weekly Roundup August 22-26, 2022

Federal Experts Want More Visibility Into the FedRAMP Process. Both vendors and federal officials want more visibility into the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program (FedRAMP) process, which certifies the security of cloud technologies for Federal government use and is operated by the General Services Administration (GSA).

Fostering Resilient Institutions: Context for Center Research

With the IBM Center for The Business of Government’s next due date for new research report proposals approaching on September 6th, we are publishing additional perspectives on our research topics over the next week in the form of blog posts focused on each topic.   The insights in these posts draw from dialogue that helped to frame the research agenda, as well as subsequent content relevant to each research topic area.  We hope that these posts provide potential research

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Commissioner, Federal Acquisition Service (FAS)
U.S. General Services Administration (GSA)
United States

Sonny Hashmi is the commissioner of the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) Federal Acquisition Service (FAS).

In this position, he oversees the delivery of more than $75B of products, services, and solutions that enable federal agencies to efficiently accomplish their missions while saving taxpayer dollars.

Known as a cloud computing thought leader in the emerging technology industry, Sonny previously served as the managing director of global government strategy at Box. There, he worked with federal, state, local and international government organizations on cloud and mobility strategy.

Prior to joining Box, Sonny served as GSA chief information officer (CIO) and chief technology officer (CTO). He led the agency IT modernization strategy as GSA adopted cloud computing, agile acquisition and DevSecOps principles, and helped create a cloud computing and performance measurement roadmap for the federal government.

Sonny Hashmi is active in the federal IT community and has been recognized with several awards including the Fed100, FedScoop 50 and as a finalist for the prestigious Samuel J. Hayman Service to America medal.

He earned a master’s degree in engineering from Purdue University and a master’s certificate in innovation management from the University of Maryland.

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