Federal CIOs, CTOs and other IT leaders are increasingly responsible for driving their agency’s innovation agenda, delivering operational excellence through automation and maintaining mission assurance. Addressing these often-conflicting demands requires a wholesale shift in how IT operates with new organizational structures, operating models, skillsets, and even culture needed. By navigating this transition successfully, they can lead their agencies to become faster, leaner, more agile and smarter.
While most CIOs and other IT leaders have long recognized the need to modernize, they have often lacked the funding and framework to do so. The newly published Federal CIO Playbook: IT Modernization helps to fill this void. With this playbook, Accenture Federal Services aims to arm agencies with recommendations for where to start, outlines some of the most effective ways to modernize federal systems and offers four financial strategies for making modernization happen today.
A new Accenture Federal Services whitepaper – Decouple to Innovate – addresses the unique IT modernization challenges of federal agencies. According to an exclusive survey of 185 federal IT executives, legacy systems are putting agencies in danger and technical debt is impeding agility and innovation. In addition to assessing current risks, Decouple to Innovate offers pragmatic insight on monitoring and mitigating technical debt and how to take advantage of continuous modernization and digital decoupling.
How can federal IT executives drive real change within their agencies and how can they make it stick? Accenture Federal Services recently partnered with the Partnership for Public Service to answer these critical questions. The result—A Blueprint for Leading Lasting Technology Reforms in Government—draws upon the real-world insight of government innovators to identify five strategies for being a change agent.
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Shifting from IT modernization alone to a broader focus on digital government transformation requires CIO’s to embrace new strategies and thinking. Accenture Federal Services and Federal Computer Week recently brought together a number of industry leaders to share emerging best practices on making this transition. The report – IT Leaders Examine Evolving Role of CIOs – summarizes these frank discussions with insight from the Office of American Innovation’s Matt Lira, USDA Deputy CIO Francisco Salguero, Salesforce’s Todd Schroeder and Dave McClure of Accenture Federal Services.
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