Federal CIO VanRoekel details his ‘first’ priorities

October 26, 2011
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With nearly three months on the job, federal chief information officer Steven VanRoekel is putting a new shine on some long-standing technology priorities.

VanRoekel gave his first major policy speech on Tuesday night, since taking over for Vivek Kundra in August, signaling how he plans to move the administration’s IT reform ball forward.

“Building on the progress of the last two-and-a-half years, my focus going forward will be to drive innovation in government and make investments in technology that better serve the American people,” VanRoekel said during his speech at Xerox’s PARC headquarters during an event sponsored by TechAmerica and the Churchill Club in Palo Alto, Calif. “We will use technology to improve government productivity and lower barriers to citizen and business interaction with the government, all while bolstering cybersecurity.”

VanRoekel detailed specific initiatives inside each of the administration’s focus areas — maximizing IT return on investment, improving citizen and business interaction with agencies, closing the so-called productivity gap and cybersecurity.

via Federal News Radio, continued here.