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FCW : April 30, 2015
Trending of Americans rely almost exclusively on their smartphones for online access 7% 10 April 30, 2015 FCW.COM By any measure, the Commerce Department is a hot Web property, and that’s just the way Secretary Penny Pritzker wants it, according to agency CIO Steve Cooper. Commerce components typically occupy four or five slots on the list of the top 10 most visited websites on the new analytics.usa.gov and a similar proportion of the most down- loaded datasets on the Data.gov portal. “Our secretary is competitive. She is on us to maintain thislead—ina very positive way,” Cooper said at the ModernGov Sum- mit earlier this month. “She wants us to be the premier federal government agency with regard to data.” Weather data from the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Adminis- tration and industrial, population and economic data from the Census Bureau are driving the traffic to Commerce websites. But despite the widespread interest in Commerce data, Cooper said there is more to be done. “Most people in federal service aren’t trained to think in terms of finan- cial [return on investment],” he said. “We are always focused on delivering on the mission.” Additionally, data col- lection and dissemination have focused on internal users. “We don’t think of people who consume and use data as customers — not yet.” Cooper suggested that geospatial, satellite, economic and population data could yield whole new categories of applications. “We can probably provide some very powerful raw data that can be used in all kinds of ways,” he said. — Adam Mazmanian Commerce aims to lead feds in data Penny Pritzker HHS’ Sivak steps down Bryan Sivak is stepping down as chief technology officer at the Department of Health and Human Services at the end of April. Sivak, who won a 2015 Federal 100 award for his work, has been a key player in two recent HHS inno- vations: development of the Buyers Club to share institutional wisdom on procurement and the ongoing administration of the Entrepreneurs in Resi- dence program, which taps private-sector developers to work at HHS on high-profile technology goals. Sivak was also a leader in the HHS Idea Lab, which has empowered tech employees at the department to experiment with new ideas and collaborate with the private sector on data applications. Sivak came to the federal govern- ment after serving as chief innova- tion officer under Maryland Gov. Martin O’Malley, who is considering a 2016 presidential bid. Grkavac wins FCW President’s Award Olga Grkavac was honored with the 2015 President’s Award at FCW’s Fed- eral 100 Awards Gala in March. Grkavac was a senior executive at TechAmerica and its predeces- sor organizations for 31 years, and before that was a key aide on Capitol Hill. Although she retired in 2012, she remains a trusted counsel to a wide range of senior officials in gov- ernment and industry. “All the groundwork and founda- tion work for almost every issue, almost every policy, almost every technology the government is adopt- ing today, Olga has a major role in it,” said Trey Hodgkins, who succeeded Grkavac at TechAmerica and now leads the IT Alliance for Public Sector. The President’s Award recognizes individuals whose quiet leadership and long-term contributions might otherwise slip under the radar. GPO promotes Hall Laurie Hall has been named manag- ing director of the Government Pub- lishing Office’s Library Serv- ices and Content Manage- ment. She will oversee the Federal Depository Library Program, the Cataloging and Indexing Program, the Inter- national Exchange Service and the By-Law Program. Hall had been serving as acting director of library services and was previously director of Library Techni- cal Information Services. She has worked at GPO since 1985. Goldman named chief digital officer President Barack Obama has tapped IT product manager Jason Goldman to be the White House’s first chief digital officer. Goldman has held product man- agement positions at Google and Twitter. He takes over as head of the White House’s digital outreach with less than two years left in Obama’s final term. Jones moves to DOT James Jones, chief program officer at the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board, has moved to the Transportation Department to work for the chief technology officer. In a note on his Facebook page, Jones said he would begin working at DOT on April 19. He did not spec- ify a job title and did not respond to requests for comment. — FCW staff FCW INSIDER Bryan Sivak 0430fcw_003-011.indd 10 4/8/15 2:23 PM
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