Thursday - 10/25/2012, 11:49am EDT

Federal News Radio spoke with top technology leaders, both in and out of government, at the 2011 Executive Leadership Conference. Read our reports, listen to our interviews, and view pictures from the event.


DHS adds new ‘service' to reduce IT costs

Agencies are moving to email-as-a-service. They are starting to come around to infrastructure-as-a-service. And now the Homeland Security Department is introducing a new "as-a-service."

New DoD strategy to wring IT savings from services

Military services and agencies, alike, are under pressure from senior defense officials to find IT savings, said Rob Carey, DoD's deputy CIO, at the annual Executive Leadership Conference.

ELC news and notes

OPM develops competency models for performance improvement officers as part of its requirements under the GPRA Modernization Act. DHS moves to agile development to fix the HSIN program. NIST to update HSPD-12 card requirements to meet mobile needs.

Photo Gallery

See photos of events and people from the ELC 2011.

Tweets from ELC 2011

Read real-time updates from the conference and join the conversation using hashtag #elc2011.


David McClure
Associate Administrator in the Office of Citizen Services & Innovative Technologies
General Services Administration

Budget cuts could be pushing agencies to develop more innovative approaches to IT management. Innovation now is not about large overhauls but incremental steps, McClure said.
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Casey Coleman
General Services Administration

Fresh off its cloud email transition, Coleman said GSA has taken an agencywide — not just a project-wide — perspective on return on investment for its mobility initiatives.
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Chris Smith

USDA CIO Chris Smith, who co-chaired the conference planning committee, provided a behind-the-scenes look at how the conference is planned and the top priorities for his agency.
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Robert "Rocky" Young
Cybersecurity and IT specialist
Defense Information Assurance Program

Young provided an update on mobility in the military and how the Pentagon is leveraging and tweaking commercial solutions to put mobile tools in troops' hands.
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Lee Holcomb
Senior vice president
Lockheed Martin

Leveraging mobile technologies makes agencies work better and more easily engage with the public through the use of mobile apps, Holcomb said.
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