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FCW : July 30, 2014
July 30, 2014 FCW.COM 25 For the cloud initiatives that are already underway, we are working toward compliance and are engaged with third-party assessors. How much have you used PortfolioStat and how useful has it been in tracking IT spending? PortfolioStat has provided an increased focus on efficiency. When [the Office of Management and Budget] focuses on something, it adds weight. I think we had the mechanisms in place to do IT spend tracking before PortfolioStat, but it has provided a specific focus from the administration toward reducing duplication. That focus, coupled with our renewed focus on IT governance, has allowed us to transition some decentralized solutions to enterprise solutions. What do you see as some of the greatest IT challenges facing government? A major challenge in government IT is ensuring we remain current with emerging technology that is changing constantly. This environment requires an agile workforce that can adapt to requirements and capabilities that change based on available technology solutions. In government, we have to ensure we’ve allotted the necessary resources to train our teams, and we need to ensure we have the right balance of contract and federal employees. What are your goals for the the CIO Council’s Cyber Workforce Subcommittee, and what have been the main discussions so far? Darren Ash, CIO from the Nuclear Regulatory Commission and co-chair of the subcommittee, and I are fostering in-depth discussions between [the Office of Personnel Management], the chief human Who is Richard McKinney? Before taking over as the Transportation Department’s CIO in May 2013, Richard McKinney was a senior fellow at the Center for Digital Government. For several years before that, he was the government technology adviser for Microsoft’s state and local government division. Before joining Microsoft, he worked at the state level — as CIO for Nashville and Davidson County, Tenn.; director of information services for the Tennessee General Assembly; and assistant commissioner of administration for the Tennessee Department of General Services. McKinney, 64, earned a master ’s degree in public administration and a Bachelor of Science degree from Tennessee State University. capital officers community and the CIO community to iron out differences in the interpretation of IT authorities and OPM hiring regulations as you move from department to department. We’re already making progress. One of the ideas we’ve come up with is building a library of position descriptions to share between departments. In other words, if one department writes a position description and it results in finding a well-matched candidate, we’re going to make that available so other departments can access it and tweak it for their use, as opposed to starting from scratch. That’s just a beginning, but it’s a good start. What should we expect to see coming out of DOT in the next six to 12 months? Safety is the heart of the mission. To that end, we have an incredible amount of data that helps us track and fulfill that mission. We have been a leader in the federal government in opening up our data for public access, having already published over 2,000 datasets. We want to continue this approach and continue to expand our focus on our data because we understand that data is the lifeblood of that mission. To that end, we’ve recently appointed a chief data officer to help us coordinate our data sharing and analysis efforts. The department can also play a role in data standardization as we move into the Internet of Things, which for our department includes connected vehicles — vehicle to vehicle, vehicle to infrastructure and vehicle to pedestrian. The digital world of transportation is really in its infancy, and DOT has a leadership role to play — along with our state, local and industry partners — to standardize data collection and data elements for the benefit of all. ■ From Day One, I have focused on cybersecurity as a top priority. We have concentrated on the basics and as a result have made great progress in strengthening our cybersecurity posture.
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