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Sonny Hashmi: Industry Partners, Tech Skills Development to Drive Federal IT

Sonny Hashmi
Sonny Hashmi

Sonny Hashmi, former chief information officer of the General Services Administration, has highlighted the agency’s role in moving forward federal information technology during the four years he has worked on GSA’s IT efforts.

Hashmi, who joined cloud platform provider Box this month as managing director for government, told Aaron Boyd in an interview published April 3 on Federal Times that GSA has led cloud adoption and IT consolidation in government.

The former GSA CIO also noted that working on a user-centric, platform-first and continued integration model will help agencies overcome culture and other hindrances when managing new programs and technologies.

“[What] made sense to us was a consolidated IT organization that provided the entire suite of IT services. Everything from the most commodity areas of IT — network services and that stuff — to the most strategic areas of IT, which is mission areas and improving business processes and doing data analytics and providing thought leadership around businesses and things like that,” he told Federal Times.

Hashmi also indicated further progress in federal IT through strategic acquisition, partnerships with industry and the development of IT-related skill sets.

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