The Federal IT environment has experienced a radical change over the last several years. In a relatively short period of time, agencies have embraced service delivery through their web sites and empowered their employees to go mobile in support of critical agency missions. While end users ultimately reap the benefits of a more agile and responsive government, those tasked with implementing such changes in a pressure cooker environment face daunting challenges.
Nate Rushfinn, Principal Enterprise Architect at CA Technologies and Linda Cureton, former CIO of NASA and current CEO of Muse Technologies recently discussed how agencies have made drastic adjustments to provide the most beneficial IT services to employees and constituents. Rushfinn and Cureton also explored how a variety of trends including cloud computing and cybersecurity impact agencies and their leaders. Lastly they looked at best practices for implementing new and emerging technologies particularly with shrinking budgets, and how to assess what technology brings beneficial change rather than simply effecting change for change’s sake.