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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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Reflections on the DOT Headquarters Move

June 2nd, 2012 · No Comments · technology

While working on lesson plans for some of the classes I teach, I came across the summary and lessons learned I wrote up after we finished the move of the US Department’s of Transportation headquarters from L’Enfant Plaza to the Navy Yard. It original appeared in Federal Times, I thought some of it might be applicable […]

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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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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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On Leadership

January 24th, 2011 · No Comments · government business, leadership

I often refer to Leadership as being the ability to get people to do things when you are not in the room. For most of my professional career I did not particularly think about the differences between management and leadership. I was not in a position where it mattered particularly; I was always ‘in the […]

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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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School of Information Studies, Syracuse University, Upstate CIO Conference

April 14th, 2010 · No Comments · cloud computing, government 2.0, presentations

This coming Friday, April 16, the School of Information Studies at Syracuse University is hosting a conference to bring together CIO’s and Academic leaders to discuss some of the current issues facing IT. The conference welcome describes the nature of the conference pretty clearly: “Welcome to the first Upstate CIO Conference, where CIOs from Upstate New […]

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Management of Change Conference, May 23-25, Philadelphia, Be There or Be Unchanged

March 6th, 2010 · No Comments · government business

This year I was lucky enough to be allowed to be one of the Workshop Co-Chairs for the Management of Change Conference, sponsored by ACT-IAC; with two wonderful co-chairs Goldy Kamali, the Goddess of FedScoop!, and Valarie Burks, from the Department of Agriculture. In this entry I wanted to give a Workshop committee update, encouraging […]

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The Big Bang Theory Hearts Firefly

February 9th, 2010 · No Comments · 2009 china solar eclipse, Entertainment, Firefly, government business, movies, Serenity, travel

For those who knew me when I was the CIO at the US Department of Transportation, you will know that I held a monthly lunch with a small band of fans of both the TV show Firefly, http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firefly_(TV_series), and the movie Serenity, http://www.rottentomatoes.com/m/serenity/. For references to this, see the end of the interview I gave […]

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CIO Magazine Article On Cybersecurity

July 16th, 2009 · No Comments · cyber-security

The lead story in the July 1, 2009 issue of CIO Magazine deals with cyber-security. The Editor’s Letter headline is: “Whac-A-Mole” Approach to Security and contains the following paragraph: “It’s hard to imagine more appropriate imagery for our cover story (“Moving Target”) about the widespread frustration with mounting cybersecurity threats and the lack of an […]

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