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On May 24th, U.S. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel, U.S. Chief Technology Officer Todd Park, and a panel of government executives explored the challenges and opportunities associated with the new Digital Government Strategy entitled “Digital Government: Building a 21st Century Platform to Better Serve the American People”. The event was organized by the American...
Disrupt isn't just a great launch platform for startups. Earlier this week at TechCrunch Disrupt New York, President Obama's senior technology advisor, Todd Park and U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel announced five new federal initiatives to get entrepreneurs and other innovators to work on the White House's new digital road map for open government. Show More Summary
The U.S. government’s top information and technology officials today announced a mobile device initiative that’s part of an agency-wide modernization effort. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel and Chief Technology Officer Todd Park said the push to make new and useful mobile device services available fits into a digital strategy in which major federal agencies — [...]
President Obama's technology advisors are looking for some "kick ass" fellows to work on the White House's new digital road map for open government. Announced on stage at Disrupt 2012, CTO Todd Park and CIO Steven VanRoekel detailed five new projects, each which will need a team of open government geeks to help move forward. Show More Summary
President Obama has a "high geek quotient" according to his senior technology advisor, Todd Park. Park and U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel announced five major federal initiatives at TechCrunch Disrupt today, along with a call to entrepreneurs to join in a new gold rush of data that will be released in the coming months. Show More Summary
The President's technology gurus, US CTO Todd Park and CIO Steven VanRoekel, will be looking for savvy innovators to work with at next week's TechCrunch Disrupt conference in New York (tickets here). Park and VanRoekel will be announcing some new technology initiatives at their Disrupt Panel. Show More Summary
We're thrilled to announce that two of President Obama's technology gurus, Todd Park, the US Chief Technology Officer, and Steven VanRoekel, its Chief Innovation Officer, will be joining us on stage at TechCrunch Disrupt NYC. Big Data...Show More Summary
Buyer: Steven VanRoekel Price: $6.9 million Details: In 1935, legendary architect John Russell Pope designed this six-bedroom home in a woodsy Massachusetts Avenue Heights neighborhood for young investment banker John Clifford Folger (later an ambassador to Belgium) and his wife Kathrine. Show More Summary
Alex Howard recently interviewed Steven VanRoekel, the current US CIO. Howard notes, “As the nation’s federal CIO, he has inherited a staggering challenge: evolve the nation’s aging IT systems toward a 21st century model of operations. Show More Summary
rom adjusting to the needs of an increasingly mobile federal workforce to moving to the cloud to developing a strategy for big data, it's safe to say that federal CIO Steven VanRoekel has a lot on his plate.
It’s rare to see government agencies at the front of the technology curve, but it’s becoming more common with U.S. federal agencies after U.S. CIO Steven VanRoekel declared at CES that 2012 the year of mobile for the federal government. While most agencies have pushed to reevaluate their mobile technology option during the past few months, the [...]Show More Summary
Steven VanRoekel: "We have to get out of the data business and into the platform business."
Steven VanRoekel and Aneesh Chopra recently shared some exciting news about the growing reach of open government initiatives. They wrote, “Last week, President Obama’s unprecedented efforts to advance open and transparent Government reached an important milestone. Show More Summary
Steven VanRoekel, the new Chief Information Technology Officer for the United States, says smartphones and apps have raised the bar for citizen expectations of their government. The second person to hold the CIO post, after nearly a decade at Microsoft VanRoekel headed to the FCC. There, he launched Apps.gov and ran a public contest [...]
The President's new Chief Innovation Officer, Steven VanRoekel, says America has become a "Facebook nation" that demands increased transparency and interactivity from the federal government. His solution is to make agencies function like lean startups. Show More Summary
The federal government has expanded the pool of data centers eligible for consolidation and now plans to close even more of the facilities than previously designated. Chief Information Officer Steven VanRoekel said Thursday the government is no longer limiting its data center count to those centers measuring at least 500 square feet. Show More Summary
When former FCC Managing Director Steven VanRoekel prepared to take the helm as America's second Chief Information Officer, he told reporters he believed he could apply the lessons he learned as a senior director for Windows Server at Microsoft to the public sector. Show More Summary
President Barack Obama announced Thursday that Steven VanRoekel will be promoted to be the executive branch's chief information officer. VanRoekel comes to the post from Microsoft, by way of the Federal Communications Commission. VanRoekel and his wife Caroline, however, are no strangers to the political process.
Steven VanRoekel, current managing director of the FCC and former Microsoft executive, will become the Chief Information Officer (CIO) for the federal government this Thursday and be responsible for the country's $80 billion-a-year IT budget. More »