Maria Roat on Cross-Agency Collaboration Tech

Maria Roat on Cross-Agency Collaboration Tech
Maria Roat

Maria Roat, deputy federal chief information officer at the Office of Management and Budget and a 2020 Wash100 Award winner, said the COVID-19 pandemic has highlighted the need for more cross-agency collaboration platforms, Nextgov reported Wednesday.

“I’d really like to see more cross-government usage of the collaboration capabilities,” Roat said Wednesday at the IBM Think Gov Digital event. “The same things I was able to do in my agency, why can’t I do that with another agency?”

Roat, who joined OMB in May from the Small Business Administration, said the ongoing health crisis has demonstrated the significance of a digital federal government.

“I think the need to be digital was even more evident than people anticipated,” Roat said Wednesday at the IBM Think Gov Digital event. “Everybody’s got a mobile phone. Everybody expects that digital interaction, not just with their friends and family but with their government. I think this really put a big spotlight on that.”

She also mentioned SBA’s adoption of document sharing, video, chat and other digital collaboration tools to facilitate coordination within the agency.

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