Federal 100: Alan P. Balutis

Alan P. Balutis
Director, Global Public Sector Practice
Internet Business Solutions Group

Cisco Systems Inc.

The work: Providing invaluable input on the Obama administration’s 25-point plan to reform federal IT management.

The impact: The plan, now in full swing, reflects management expertise that Balutis has honed in government, where he was one of the first CIOs, and in industry.

The nuts and bolts: Balutis continued that work through pro bono engagements at the departments of Homeland Security and Veterans Affairs. As a member of a consulting group at Cisco, he helps connect federal officials with innovative industry executives. Balutis also found time to co-edit a book, "Transforming American Governance: Rebooting the Public Square."

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

John Stein Monroe, a former editor-in-chief of FCW, is the custom editorial director for the 1105 Public Sector Media Group.

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