Steven VanRoekel

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VanRoekel: Current Law Sufficient To Permit Federal IT Success

David Perera | FierceGovernmentIT | January 22, 2013

Federal agencies don't necessarily need a new information technology reform law to become better in managing projects, said Federal Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel while testifying Jan. 22 before the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee. Read More »

VanRoekel: Don't Let Sunk Costs Sink Innovation

Katherine McIntire | Nextgov | February 6, 2014

Too many federal officials believe that to do more you have to spend more, but in fact that opposite can be true, acccording to the Obama administration's top technology official. Read More »

Wasting Information Technology Dollars: How Can The Federal Government Reform Its IT Investment Strategy?

Staff Writer | Committee On Oversight & Government Reform | January 22, 2013

Information technology is at the heart of every federal agency or program’s ability to function successfully. In just the last ten years, government spending on IT has risen from $46 billion in 2001 to approximately $81 billion in 2012. As is the case government wide, spending decisions are often not based on performance results... Read More »

White House Accused Of Letting Politics Influence Design

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | October 22, 2013

Congressional overseers made their first move to apportion blame on Monday for the troubled launch of, the government’s online health insurance marketplace, while the White House turned to social media to drum up public support for the ailing and embattled website. Read More »

White House Could Face Bipartisan Scorn If It Bucks IT Reform

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 25, 2013

If White House officials don’t get behind a House-passed bill that overhauls how the government buys information technology, they’re likely to face wrath from congressional Republicans and Democrats alike, Rep. Gerry Connolly, D-Va., said Thursday. Read More »

White House Introduces New Class Of Innovation Fellows

Rebecca Carroll | | September 15, 2014

The White House has pulled nearly 30 innovative techies from the private sector to spend a year tackling thorny government problems, introducing the third class of Presidential Innovation Fellows...

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White House Marks Digital Gov Strategy’s First Milestones

David Hubler | GCN | August 24, 2012

Federal agencies are making “great strides” toward meeting President Barack Obama’s May 23 directive, “Building a 21st Century Digital Government” during the next year, Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel said in marking the first quarterly anniversary of the initiative. Read More »

White House Names 18 Presidential Innovation Fellows.

Bridget Mintz Testa | AOL Government | August 24, 2012

The White House introduced 18 incoming members of the Presidential Innovation Fellows at a ceremony in Washington on Thursday who will work as volunteers on five projects with innovators from within the federal government. Read More »

White House Releases Modular IT Development Guide

David Stegon | FedScoop | June 18, 2012

The White House released a new guide encouraging agencies to shift away from larger multi-year information technology projects to a more nimble approach. Read More »

White House to mandate machine-readable open data

Jason Miller | Federal News Radio | January 7, 2013

White House technology leaders are close to issuing a new policy that will change the way agencies release data to the public. Todd Park, the federal chief technology officer, said Friday the new policy is one of several steps to spur the release of more data from agencies. Read More »

White House Touts Nearly $1.4 Billion In IT Savings

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | July 25, 2013

Rep. John Mica, R-Fla., expressed skepticism about the reported savings and asked for more documentation. Mica chairs the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee's panel on Government Operations. VanRoekel responded that the figures were based on rigorous investment reviews. Read More »

Why APIs Aren't Enough At

Staff Writer | AOL Gov | July 2, 2012

BusinessUSA connects businesses to many government services and information. It does that primarily by providing access to APIs – the instructions that allow software applications to exchange information – but APIs only involve the transfer of data and do not provide a user interface to actually see the data. Read More »

Why Duplication In Federal IT Happens: ‘We Lack Transparency And Good Metrics’

Colby Hochmuth | FedScoop | June 11, 2013

Sen. Tom Coburn came out swinging at today’s Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee hearing on reducing duplication and improving results in federal IT. Read More »

Your Mama’s Data’s So Big…

Joseph Marks | Nextgov | January 15, 2013

Steven VanRoekel opened his keynote address at the National Institute of Standards and Technology’s cloud and big data conference Tuesday morning with a setup but no punchline. Read More »

Zillow Speaker Series: Steven VanRoekel, White House Chief Information Officer (VIDEO)

Staff Writer | Zillow Blog | August 27, 2012

When Steven VanRoekel moved to Washington, D.C., to take a job as managing director of the Federal Communications Commission in 2009, it was his first time working for government. The self-described “geek at heart” had worked at Microsoft since college and had never planned on working in public service. Read More »