Nov 01 2017

ELC 2017: IT Modernization Takes Priority for Federal Government

The federal government is facing an aging IT infrastructure and getting systems modernized or decommissioned is mission #1 for several federal CIOs. We spoke with several IT leaders at the 2017 ACT-IAC Executive Leadership Conference to learn more about what different federal agencies are doing to get with the times.


    • Christopher Wlaschin, CISO, HHS
    • Sandra Paul-Blanc, CISO, NARA
    • John Sprague, Deputy Associate CIO Technology and Innovation, NASA
    • H. Lionel Cares, Chief, Data Services Branch, ATF

Video Highlights

  • IT modernization means moving away from legacy boxes and IT services that aren't sustainable.
  • Big Data requires modern storage infrastructure and NASA is working on adapting its strategies to support Big Data.
  • Shifting resources to the cloud is one way that several agencies are moving their IT modernization projects forward.