by clicking on the page. A slider will appear, allowing you to adjust your zoom level. Return to the original size by clicking on the page again.
the page around when zoomed in by dragging it.
the zoom using the slider on the top right.
by clicking on the zoomed-in page.
by entering text in the search field and click on "In This Issue" or "All Issues" to search the current issue or the archive of back issues respectively.
by clicking on thumbnails to select pages, and then press the print button.
this publication and page.
displays a table of sections with thumbnails and descriptions.
displays thumbnails of every page in the issue. Click on a page to jump.
allows you to browse through every available issue.
FCW : September 15, 2015
CRITICAL READ WHAT: “Creating a Balanced Portfolio of Information Technol- ogy Metrics,” an IBM Center for the Business of Government report by Kevin C. Desouza of Arizona State University WHY: Real-time data is helping government decision-makers meet their agencies’ IT needs, but CIOs would benefit from more effective use of perfor- mance metrics, according to the report. Desouza interviewed 27 fed- eral, state and local government CIOs and concluded that a bal- anced portfolio of metrics could help agencies track the progress of IT initiatives. Although that approach takes time and money, Desouza said that without such measurements, the conversa- tion in the public sector will usually focus on the times when things don’t work. The report found that CIOs are adept at managing metrics from outsourced IT projects, and they are interested in what other IT departments are doing and the reasoning behind their metrics. VERBATIM: “We are more likely to hear about IT proj- ects that have ‘gone rogue’ and failed to deliver on their promises. One possible cause for these problematic IT projects is that the [CIO] community has not done enough to invest in the cre- ation of metrics that capture the performance of IT assets and their contribution to organizational performance.” FULL REPORT: is.gd/FCW_ITmetrics Trending .gov and .mil email addresses were on the list of Ashley Madison customers that hackers posted in August 15,019 Barry West’s unexplained absence from the Federal Deposit Insurance Corp. came to an end in August when he updated his LinkedIn page to reflect his new role as president of Mason Harri- man Group. He had been on leave from FDIC since early June and was out of sight for more than two months before his Linked- In page was updated in mid-August with informa- tion on his new position at Mason Harriman Group, a firm that connects retired CXOs with govern- ment and industry. It’s unclear when exactly the update was made or whether West personally made it. He was still listed as CIO on FDIC’s website on the morning of Aug. 17, but FDIC spokesperson Barbara Hagenbaugh confirmed that he had resigned effective Aug. 15. Hagenbaugh has consistently declined to say whether West was on paid administrative leave, despite multiple Federal News Radio reports to that effect. West has extensive experience in and out of government, having served as executive vice president at SE Solutions and CIO at the Pension Benefit Guaranty Corp., National Weather Service, Federal Emergency Management Agency and Commerce Department. He also served as president of the American Council for Technology from 2003 to 2007. He started at FDIC in December. Hagenbaugh said Acting CIO Martin Henning, who was doing West’s work during his absence, would continue to handle the job while a permanent replacement was sought. Neither West nor Mason Harriman responded to requests for comment. — Zach Noble Out-of-sight CIO posts new job to LinkedIn 10 September 15, 2015 FCW.COM INK TANK 0915fcw_003-012.indd 10 8/25/15 12:17 PM
August 30, 2015
September 30, 2015