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Everything As A Service

January 28th, 2015 · No Comments · CIO, cloud computing, technology

Recently I was on the DorobekINSIDER LIVE show along with Sean Herron, Product Lead and Developer at 18F; and Richard Beutel, Senior Advisor and Counsel for Acquisition Policy House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform. The link to the show is here. The attitude to Cloud has changed dramatically since I was the CIO at the […]

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Federal News Countdown – February 1st

February 3rd, 2013 · No Comments · CIO, government 2.0, technology, telework

I was, to my continual amazement, invited back again to be on the Federal news Countdown, hosted by Francis Rose, on WFED, on the AM dial at 1500. During the show two guests go over their top three Federal news stories of the week, starting with their third most important, then their second and finally […]

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When Is It ‘Okay’ To Hack Into A System?

January 31st, 2013 · No Comments · CIO, cyber-security, technology

Recently there was a situation where a student at Dawson College in Montreal hacked into his school’s network and was expelled from the school. What seemed like a pretty obvious and reasonable result turned out not to be so clear-cut. Eric Chabrow wrote a column on this at govinfosecurity.com, The Ethics Behind Gray-Hat Hacking. He asked […]

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Lessons From A Political CIO (updated)

November 16th, 2012 · 2 Comments · CIO, technology

I have updated my write-up of the lessons I took from my time from 2006-9 as the US Department of Transportation CIO. This was published earlier this week in FedScoop, http://fedscoop.com/lessons-from-a-political-cio-2/. I repeat the update here.

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Why FedRAMP Is Worth Caring About

December 12th, 2011 · No Comments · CIO, cloud computing, cyber-security, government 2.0

Reposted from AOL Government, http://gov.aol.com/2011/12/12/why-fedramp-is-worth-caring-about/. If you have been at a recent Washington Capitals hockey game when the opponent scores a goal, you know the crowd routinely shouts out “Who cares!” Last week, Steven VanRoekel, Federal CIO, released the long awaited OMB plan for the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program, or FedRAMP; which reminds me to be […]

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My GWU Discussion – Part 2 – What to do About Cybersecurity

May 13th, 2011 · No Comments · CIO, cyber-security, education, government business, presentations, technology

Previously, I had written about a class at George Washington University to which the professor, Dr. Robert McCreight, invites me to be a guest lecturer on cyber-security from time to time. I posted a copy of my slides then and do so again here: George Washington University Slides on Cyber-Security I wanted in this entry to […]

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Lessons From a Political CIO by Dan Mintz CIO, Department of Transportation

February 9th, 2011 · 3 Comments · CIO, government business, leadership, technology

This morning in the Washington Post there was a column discussing the regular transition of political appointees, http://views.washingtonpost.com/leadership/fedcoach/2011/02/political-appointee-merry-go-round.html?hpid=smartliving. For those of you are are thinking of becoming a political appointee or wonder about the process, it is worth reading. In December, 2008, I wrote a column about what I learned from personally being a political […]

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Cloud Computing Thoughts – Part I

November 8th, 2010 · No Comments · CIO, cloud computing, cyber-security, government 2.0, government business, technology

The Cloud Computing freight train roars on, if not with a lot of motion, at least with a lot of noise and tumult. I have been part of a number of panels over the last few months which focused on the subject of Cloud Computing, the current state of the’art’, and as usual what barriers […]

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Ambient Knowledge

August 16th, 2010 · 2 Comments · CIO, education, technology

I have been giving a lot of thought lately about the impact of technology being integrated into everything. In a separate post, I will talk more about that, but until I get that written, one of my students in my Syracuse University class on CIO on “CIO’s and the Global Enterprise”, wrote an interesting discussion […]

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