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1:53 pm, September 17, 2014

Ask the CIO

Thursdays, 10:30 a.m.

Each week, host Jason Miller interviews federal agency CIOs about the latest directives, IT challenges and successes.

New IT helps USDA's Risk Management Agency survive data deluge

A record year for insurance crop claims pushes RMA's systems to the brink. Chad Sheridan, RMA's CIO, said recent modernization efforts kept the agency's systems processing and paying claims.
October 6,2011

Thursday - 10/06/2011, 08:16pm EDT
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Interior ready to put substance behind IT reforms

Initial results from the two major changes to the way the agency manages and applies technology will come to the forefront this fall.
September 29, 2011

Wednesday - 09/28/2011, 03:36pm EDT
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With email migration done, GSA turns to other cloud services

Agency CIO Casey Coleman said the move to Google's gmail went smoothly and is 99 percent complete. GSA recently hired another cloud service provider to host collaboration tools. Coleman said the agency now is looking at legacy business systems.
September 22, 2011

Thursday - 09/22/2011, 09:41pm EDT
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OPM moving out of IT status quo

Matt Perry is making wide-ranging effort to improve the Office of Personnel Management's technology infrastructure. This includes data storage and analytics to make processing HR information easier.
September 15, 2011

Thursday - 09/15/2011, 08:09pm EDT

Navy to take right risks to find IT savings

Department of Navy CIO Terry Halvorsen said business systems and infrastructure are two main areas to reduce the cost of the service's technology.
September 8, 2011

Thursday - 09/08/2011, 09:36pm EDT
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FTC overhauls its IT network

The Federal Trade Commission is using enterprise architecture make its technology backbone faster, more efficient and able to run mobile devices.

Wednesday - 08/31/2011, 03:22pm EDT

Treasury's East making two transitions

New department chief information officer is finding her way with the federal government, while making improvements across Treasury. She says the agency will implement ITIL and collaboration software.
August 25, 2011(Encore presentation October 27, 2011)

Thursday - 08/25/2011, 08:02pm EDT
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Joint Task Force integrates military medical data

The Joint Task Force National Capital Region's effort to consolidate and bring disparate medical data together is in the home stretch. Created by BRAC, the office is making it easier for doctors and nurses to access wounded warriors and beneficiary information whenever and wherever it's needed.
August 18, 2011

Thursday - 08/18/2011, 09:19pm EDT
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Kundra's impact not lost on next CIO

Vivek Kundra ends his tenure as the federal chief information officer Aug. 12. He was the driving force behind moving agencies to cloud computing, consolidating data centers and laying down the foundation to reform information technology. But Kundra's biggest impact may be less about specific technologies, but reminding the government that time and process are not major barriers.
August 11, 2011

Thursday - 08/11/2011, 07:04pm EDT
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Two RFPs to get ATF prepared for mobile computing

Rick Holgate, ATF's chief information officer, said a new IT infrastructure contract could be worth $40 million a year. The goal is to make the agency's network more agile to deliver managed services.
August 4, 2011

Thursday - 08/04/2011, 08:04pm EDT
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DoJ's Hitch looks back on a decade of IT changes

Van Hitch will retire as the Justice Department's CIO at the end of July. He said cybersecurity, information sharing and social media and mobile computing were among the biggest technology transformations he saw.
July 21, 2011

Thursday - 07/21/2011, 07:06pm EDT

DCMA zeroes in on new computing approach

Jacob Haynes, the Defense Contract Management Agency's CIO, said a zero client set up will rely totally on the cloud for all computing needs.
July 14, 2011

Friday - 07/15/2011, 01:03am EDT

FLETC looks to mobile tech for training

CIO Sandy Peavy said the agency already launched a pilot using iPad and is using avatars to help trainees.
July 7, 2011

Thursday - 07/07/2011, 07:19pm EDT
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U.S. Mint rebounding from technology deficiencies

Goutam Kundu, the agency's CIO, is focusing on reducing the number of applications, modernizing its systems and improving online customer service.
June 23, 2011

Thursday - 06/23/2011, 10:17pm EDT
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ICE adjusts approach to IT vendors, workforce

Luke McCormack, the chief information officer of the Homeland Security Department's Immigration and Customs Enforcement, said ICE has not done a good job over the years in how they communicate their needs and requirements to industry.
June 16, 2011(Encore presentation July 28, 2011)

Tuesday - 06/14/2011, 10:24pm EDT
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NRC inundated with FOIAs after Japan earthquake

Agency CIO Darren Ash said media and citizens wanted more information than ever about what NRC is doing in the U.S. and in Japan to deal with the nuclear power safety. Ash said the agency is considering both technology and process improvements to its FOIA processes.
June 9, 2011

Thursday - 06/09/2011, 08:17pm EDT
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Berkeley National Lab riding the cloud to more services

CIO Rosio Alvarez said she soon will release a RFP to move the lab's ERP system to the cloud. Berkeley already moved its email to the cloud.

Wednesday - 06/01/2011, 04:57pm EDT
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Spires spreads DHS's data center experience to rest of government

DHS CIO Richard Spires tells host Jason Miller about his agency's data center consolidation efforts and where the government is headed next.
December 2, 2010

Thursday - 12/02/2010, 12:06pm EST
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Seligman preparing CDC for larger role in health IT

CDC Chief information officer, Jim Seligman, tells host Jason Miller how his agency is playing a growing role in health information technology by investing in health data exchange and bio surveillance.
October 28, 2010

Thursday - 10/28/2010, 11:56am EDT
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DoD's Wennergren combining skills in new position

Defense Department deputy CIO Dave Wennergren gets set to take on a new role in the department - assistant deputy chief management officer. Wennergren tells host Jason Miller about the new position.
October 21, 2010

Wednesday - 10/20/2010, 06:01pm EDT
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