Critical Update: Federal CIO Suzette Kent on Leading Governmentwide Transformation

NextGov: Modernizing the government’s IT systems will take an all-of-government effort, as many administration officials have said. But there is one official on whose shoulders the entire IT modernization push rests: the federal chief information officer.

Federal CIO Suzette Kent joined Nextgov for the third episode of Critical Update to discuss the challenges agencies face in modernization and what federal leaders—including herself—can do to effect real change.

Leaning on her experience in the private sector, Kent said the government’s challenges are not unlike those of a large, multisector corporation with many lines of business.

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