Federal 100: David L. McClure

David L. McClure
Associate Administrator
Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies
General Services Administration

The work: Promoting innovative approaches to how the government buys, deploys and secures $80 billion worth of IT each year.

The impact: McClure has been a leading advocate for the Obama administration’s cloud-first policy as a way to save money and enhance efficiency.

The nuts and bolts: McClure was a key driver behind GSA’s forward-thinking infrastructure-as-a-service contract, which allows agencies to buy IT services as needed rather than purchasing and maintaining more hardware. Furthermore, he shepherded the Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program through the interagency review and approval process to establish a standardized approach to assessing and authorizing cloud products and services.

McClure is also the recipient of the 2012 Eagle Award for Government. The Eagle winners – one from government and one from industry – are selected from among the winners of the Federal 100 award, which recognizes individuals who made a significant impact on federal IT. The 2012 Eagle winners were announced at the March 28 Federal 100 Awards Gala in Washington, D.C.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Alice Lipowicz is a staff writer covering government 2.0, homeland security and other IT policies for Federal Computer Week.

Featured

  • Defense
    Ryan D. McCarthy being sworn in as Army Secretary Oct. 10, 2019. (Photo credit: Sgt. Dana Clarke/U.S. Army)

    Army wants to spend nearly $1B on cloud, data by 2025

    Army Secretary Ryan McCarthy said lack of funding or a potential delay in the JEDI cloud bid "strikes to the heart of our concern."

  • Congress
    Rep. Jim Langevin (D-R.I.) at the Hack the Capitol conference Sept. 20, 2018

    Jim Langevin's view from the Hill

    As chairman of of the Intelligence and Emerging Threats and Capabilities subcommittee of the House Armed Services Committe and a member of the House Homeland Security Committee, Rhode Island Democrat Jim Langevin is one of the most influential voices on cybersecurity in Congress.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.