How Technology Can Modernize Government

GovernmentCIO Magazine proudly presents the View from the Top video series featuring interviews with a dozen technology leaders whose work and vision are transforming how the government delivers citizen services and meets its mission.

Government and industry tech leaders share what they're doing to revamp old, unsecure IT systems in their agencies.

Current CXOs and other leaders share their best tips to incoming CIOs in government.

Hear what the experts say about how government can best work with industry in an effort to upgrade outdated technology.

CIO, Food and Drug Administration

Todd Simpson is the CIO of the Food and Drug Administration, where he is responsible for providing IT services and support throughout the administration and its contractors.

CISO, Veterans Affairs

Dominic Cussatt is the chief information security officer for the Department of Veterans Affairs. Prior, he was a deputy CISO with the Defense Department.

CIO, Marine Corps

Brig. Gen. Dennis A. Crall is the director – Command, Control, Communications, Computers, Headquarters Marine Corps and the CIO of the Marine Corps. He is a career aviation command and control officer.

Cybersecurity Expert

Merritt Baer is a cybersecurity expert in Washington, D.C.






Former CIO, Federal Communications Commission

David A. Bray is the former chief information officer for the Federal Communications Commission. He is now the executive director for the People-Centered Internet coalition.

Director of Military Health System at DHA

Paul R. Cordts is the director and functional champion for the Military Health System at the Defense Health Agency. He retired from the Army as a colonel after 30 years of service

Co-Founder, Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology

Parham Eftekhari is the co-founder and senior fellow of the Institute for Critical Infrastructure Technology, a cybersecurity think tank working to bridge the gap between the private sector, federal agencies and the legislative community.

CTO, Health and Human Services

Bruce Greenstein is the chief technology officer of the Health and Human Services Department, where he focuses on using data, technology and innovation to improve citizens’ lives and the performance of all HHS operating divisions.

CIO, Health and Human Services

Beth Killoran is the CIO of the Health and Human Services Department. Prior to joining HHS, she spent 11 years at the Homeland Security Department. Killoran also served nine years at the Treasury Department.

CIO, Small Business Administration

Maria Roat is the CIO of the Small Business Administration. Roat has 30 years of professional IT experience. Prior to SBA, she spent two years as CTO for the Transportation Department.

Director of IT, Department of Agriculture

Ron Thompson is the director of IT and the CIO at the Agriculture Department’s National Agricultural Statistics Service. He has 25 years of experience in IT service design, engineering, operational management, governance and leadership.

Acting Deputy CIO, Department of Homeland Security

Barry West is the acting deputy CIO and senior accountable official for risk management at the Department of Homeland Security. Previously, he was the CIO and chief privacy officer of the Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation.

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