An Interview With Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel On The Future Of Computing

Matt McLaughlin and Jimmy Daly | Fedtech | April 22, 2013

The future of government technology is mobile.

As the second federal CIO, Steven VanRoekel inherited an ambitious agenda from his predecessor, Vivek Kundra, including efforts to implement cloud computing and to consolidate the number of federal data centers, among other priorities laid out in 2010’s 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT.

VanRoekel has overseen the emergence of numerous efforts that have had a huge impact on governmentwide IT, such as the Digital Government Strategy and PortfolioStat reviews. Agencies have made significant strides in improving IT operations, and VanRoekel shared his vision for continued progress in an interview with Jimmy Daly, FedTech’s online content manager.

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