Keith Trippie, CEO of The Trippie Group consulting firm, has recommended that U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott implement measures to help federal information technology executives address their agencies’ operational and technical issues.
Trippie wrote in an opinion piece published Monday on Federal News Radio that Scott should encourage agency CIOs to get involved in IT planning and programming activities.
He urged Scott to promote the use of crowdsourcing approach to solicit technology ideas from the public as well as establish reusable contracts to simplify government-wide access to multiple cloud service offerings.
Scott should also collaborate with the Office of Personnel Management to introduce new programs to bolster the government’s IT talent pipeline, according to Trippie.
“Agencies need access to the best and most talented business executives to lead their IT organizations and talented innovators to help deliver better value to federal customers,” he added.
Trippie also proposed updating a scorecard designed to measure agencies’ compliance with the Federal Information Security Management Act and implementing cyber-related risk management tools.
He also offered metric systems for agencies to track IT asset utilization and to measure contracting process duration and customer satisfaction.