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John Foley is director, strategic communications, for Oracle Corp. and a former editor of InformationWeek Government.
Articles by John Foley
posted in December 2009
A new data center complex under construction in northern Virginia is protected by armed guards, bomb-sniffing dogs, and blast-proof walls.
Federal CIO Vivek Kundra needs to rein in the government's ever-growing IT operations. He could learn a few things about cost management from private sector CIOs.
When federal CTO Aneesh Chopra and federal CIO Vivek Kundra unveiled the Obama Administration's Open Government Directive on Dec. 8, it marked the end of one long, drawn out process and the beginning of what's sure to be another. Good luck making it work.
The Obama administration outlines steps that federal agencies must take to become more open, participatory, and collaborative, including release of "high value" data.
As state CIOs devise cloud computing strategies, they must assess whether their teams can provide services with the same skill and efficiency as commercial providers.
The FBI's newly appointed CTO, Jeffrey Johnson, brings an outside-the-beltway background to the job--he worked for Lehman Brothers, a hard-charging technology innovator, until last year. FBI CIO Chad Fulgham also worked at Lehman Bros., as well as at IBM and JPMorgan Chase. Look for their private sector experience to be reflected in the intelligence agency's IT strategy and execution.