Jan 12 2018

How NASA, ATF, SBA and NARA Plan Successful IT Futures

How can federal IT leaders successfully plan for the future? Leaders from NASA; the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives; the Small Business Administration and the National Archives and Records Administration discuss their technology priorities and how they plan to make them a reality. 


    • Renee Wynn, CIO, NASA 
    • H. Lionel Cares, Chief, Data Services Branch, ATF
    • Maria Roat, CIO, Small Business Administration 
    • Sandra Paul-Blanc, CISO, National Archives and Records Administration  

Video Highlights

  • NASA must maintain and protect legacy IT and satellites, but also plans to upgrade its networks to handle and secure more data, and improve authentication and accessibility. 
  • ATF plans to train its users on the latest software — the kind they are likely to already have at home — so that they are more inclined to do work in the office.
  • SBA wants to build an infrastructure via fiber networks and cloud services so that it can easily add in new technologies. 
  • NARA will use innovative IT to support its ambitious strategic plan.