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Chief Enterprise Architect at the U.S. Small Business Administration in Washington, DC.
Host of Cloud & Coffee, ATARC's bi-weekly video series on technology modernization.
Maker of @EOPbot, The Civic Tech Webring, Job.Hunt.Works, and other little free tools.

Chief Enterprise Architect at US SBA, Washington DC. Host of Cloud & Coffee. Maker of @EOPbot, etc.

Previously: Cloud Policy Lead at the Office of Management and Budget (The White House), US Digital Service at the Department of Veterans Affairs, Sunlight Foundation, OpenGov Foundation, etc.

Previously: Cloud Policy Lead for OMB OFCIO (The White House), USDS at the VA, Sunlight Foundation, etc.

Enthusiastic about Transparency, Civic Tech, Open Data, and Tea. More about me.

Transparency, Civic Tech, & Tea.

Cloudbusting

Feb 28, 2021

Get in loser, we're going cloudbusting! Common cloud myths, debunked.
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Login.gov for Everyone!

Feb 18, 2021

GSA's Login.gov identity service is now available to city and state governments! This is literally the biggest and most important govtech news to come out in the last five years!
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Presenting EOPbot

Jan 25, 2021

If you're like me, you may be having trouble keeping up with all the new Executive Orders and OMB Memos that the Biden Administration is putting out. To help, I've created a little bot to look for changes on specific pages of the White House website: @EOPbot!
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Principles for Automation in Government

Dec 20, 2020

Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), Robotic Processing Automation (RPA), and other related predictive algorithm technologies continue to gain attention. However, at the moment their promises are far greater than the reality, and instead of successes we continue to see the worst of ourselves reflected back.
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Reskilling and Hiring for Technology in Government

Dec 19, 2020

Since the Reagan era, government agencies have outsourced more and more IT tasks to contractors and vendors, under the false promise of reduced risk and increased savings for taxpayers. This effort has lobotomized government by eliminating subject matter experts, reducing its ability to manage change, and as a result has greatly increased — rather than reduced — the risk for Federal agencies.
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Hiring and Programming Tests

Dec 11, 2020

I don’t mean to call anyone out, but I want to talk about programming tests in hiring and contracting. Stop doing them.

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Welcome Home

Nov 9, 2020

I see many of my former technology-colleagues now suddenly eager to return to government- or join for the first time- and I’m very excited to work with you all again! That being said, here are a few thoughts from someone who stuck around for the hard parts over the last 4 years.

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The Secret Equation of Job Satisfaction

Dec 16, 2018

Many lengthy books and articles have been written on how to be fulfilled at work, good management, and keeping your staff engaged and excited. However, I’ve found one simple equation that is the secret to all of these.

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The Hype Market

Oct 24, 2018

It takes time, money, and other resources to execute on any new information technology initiative. In theory, there should be a return on investment for any new IT development. However, in the current market landscape, a lot of effort is being wasted on reinventing the wheel or misapplying solutions, rather than driving towards proving greater value to citizens and customers. The relatively low cost of experimentation and implementation of processes result in a fetishization of abstraction, leading to further and further complexity even if a proportional benefit is not achieved.

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