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The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency is the latest member of the intelligence community — after the CIA, the National Security Agency and others — to merge its CIO and IT ser- vices. The man behind the merger said it will make NGA nimbler on IT acqui- sition and help it deliver better intel- ligence to its government customers. “We are very bullish about being able to quickly deploy IT services and capabilities while we at the same time meet all the security requirements,” said Douglas McGovern, NGA’s new CIO and director of IT services. NGA Director Robert Cardillo, who took over in October, has stressed the need to more quickly adopt advances in IT, McGovern said. Having the CIO and IT services functions in the same office will help the agency balance speed and security in acquisition, he added. “Now there’s no excuse for the pro- grams and the technology developers trying to avoid or ignore the require- ments for certification and accredita- tion” because the personnel is “all in one shop,” McGovern said. He said part of his plan for speed- ing NGA’s deployment of IT services involves assessing which services need New NGA CIO ‘bullish’ on IT deployment of Americans think it’s OK for the government to monitor U.S. leaders’ electronic communications, the Pew Research Center found 60% Trending extensive help-desk support and which do not. Some applications and widgets, for example, do not need around-the- clock support. “If three people are using it, we don’t need to spend a lot of money trying to support that,” he said. Before replacing David White as CIO last month, McGovern led NGA’s research and development branch, which gave him a prime view of emerg- ing geospatial technologies. He told FCW that automated analytics and open-source software are among the technologies on his radar as CIO. “Open-source software capabilities out there are growing in power and use throughout the private sector,” he said, adding that he would like to fur- ther incorporate those capabilities into classified environments. NGA has signaled greater emphasis on open-source software recently. In October, the agency released open- source gamification software to GitHub, the collaborative software development environment. Automated analytics is also high on McGovern’s list of IT priorities. “Here- tofore, we’ve never had the technology that could power those kinds of auto- mated analytics,” he said, citing as an example advanced behavior modeling to anticipate terrorist attacks. “So the automation area is an area that we’re very excited about bringing into the real operations.” NGA is not the only federal agency to recently reorganize itself in an effort to keep pace with technological advances. In January, the Defense Information Systems Agency overhauled it structure because of a perception that it was too slow to respond to industry demands. McGovern said NGA’s private-sector partners are “not shy about highlight- ing how fast the technology maturation cycles and refresh cycles occur, versus traditional acquisition approaches. So that’s been a constant drumbeat from industry that we’ve heard for some time.” — Sean Lyngaas FCW CALENDAR Cybersecurity Michael Garcia, deputy director of NIST’s National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace, is the keynote speaker at this FCW event on identity-driven federal enterprises. Washington, D.C . fcw.com/cybersecurity2015 Small business ACT-IAC’s 9th Annual Small Business Conference will feature a track dedicated to transformation technology. Washington, D.C . is.gd/FCW_sbc15 4/29 4/22 April 15, 2015 FCW.COM 3 “The automation area is an area that we’re very excited about bringing into the real operations.” — DOUGLAS McGOVERN, NGA NOMINATIONS NOW OPEN Nominations for the 2015 Rising Star awards are now being accepted. Learn more at fcw.com/2015risingstars. 0415fcw_003-009.indd 3 3/24/15 1:13 PM
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