Shows & Panels
- The 2014 Big Picture on Cyber Security
- AFCEA Answers
- Ask the CIO
- Building the Hybrid Cloud
- Connected Government: How to Build and Procure Network Services for the Future
- Continuing Diagnostics and Mitigation: Discussion of Progress and Next Steps
- Federal Executive Forum
- Federal Tech Talk
- The Intersection: Where Technology Meets Transformation
- Maximizing ROI Through Data Center Consolidation
- Moving to the Cloud. What's the best approach for me
- Navigating Tough Choices in Government Cloud Computing
- The New Generation of Database
- Satellite Communications: Acquiring SATCOM in Tight Times
- Targeting Advanced Threats: Proven Methods from Detection through Remediation
- Transformative Technology: Desktop Virtualization in Government
- The Truth About IT Opex and Software Defined Networking
- Value of Health IT
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Executive Leadership Conference
The American Council for Technology and the Industry Advisory Council's Executive Leadership Conference brings together government and industry leaders to address acquisition, security, and human capital challenges in an increasingly mobile world.
Can federal IT still transform agency missions?
Monday - 10/24/2011, 10:17am EDT
Jerry Mechling (left) speaks with Federal Drive anchor Tom Temin.
Jerry Mechling, a longtime faculty member at Harvard Kennedy School of Government, is now a research vice president for the public sector at Gartner.
Mechling joined the Federal Drive with Tom Temin and Amy Morris from the 2011 ELC conference in Williamsburg, Va., to discuss the federal government's IT-transformation efforts.
The federal government is under pressure to change, a result of both economics and politics, Mechling said.
While much of the IT world is wrapped up in incremental shifts and process improvements, that amounts to smaller savings than large-scale technological changes, he added.
One of the changes in recent years, is the speed with which a great idea is transformed into a technological reality, Mechling said, as in the case of Data.gov, the government's repository for federal spending information.
Check out more interviews and coverage from the 2011 Executive Leadership Conference.