Federal 100: Brook Colangelo
- By Matthew Weigelt
- Mar 28, 2011
Executive Office of the President
When Brook Colangelo stepped into the CIO position, he launched a program to
modernize the technology infrastructure, improve its reliability and offer
better support for remote workers.
He went about his job with an eye toward ensuring that White House staff
members had the tools they needed to do their jobs effectively. The back-to-back
blizzards that hit the Washington,
D.C., area in February 2010
provided an unexpected test of the new system. Thanks to Colangelo's
efforts, 60 percent of White House employees were able to complete
mission-critical work from home while much of the city was shut down.
“He’s keenly aware of the critical need for 24/7 IT support for customers,”
said Katy Kale, director of White House operations.
Read more about the 2011 Federal 100 award winners.
Matthew Weigelt is a freelance journalist who writes about acquisition and procurement.