Federal 100: James "Andy" Ozment

James "Andy" Ozment
Director of Federal Agency Information Security
National Security Staff

The work: Leading efforts to strengthen information security at federal agencies.

The impact: Ozment established White House IT security priorities for the first time in years. He also helped develop and launch the National Strategy for Trusted Identities in Cyberspace.

The nuts and bolts: Ozment used key Office of Management and Budget meetings, report cards and other internal White House procedures to get deputy secretaries interested and engaged in IT security, and CIOs immediately reported on the difference it made. And by working behind the scenes with OMB to protect agencies’ IT security budgets for fiscal 2013 — and in some cases increase funding — he strengthened key programs in an unprecedented way for a National Security Staff director.

Read more about the 2012 Federal 100 award winners.

About the Author

Camille Tuutti is a former FCW staff writer who covered federal oversight and the workforce.

The Fed 100

Save the date for 28th annual Federal 100 Awards Gala.

Featured

  • Social network, census

    5 predictions for federal IT in 2017

    As the Trump team takes control, here's what the tech community can expect.

  • Rep. Gerald Connolly

    Connolly warns on workforce changes

    The ranking member of the House Oversight Committee's Government Operations panel warns that Congress will look to legislate changes to the federal workforce.

  • President Donald J. Trump delivers his inaugural address

    How will Trump lead on tech?

    The businessman turned reality star turned U.S. president clearly has mastered Twitter, but what will his administration mean for broader technology issues?

  • Login.gov moving ahead

    The bid to establish a single login for accessing government services is moving again on the last full day of the Obama presidency.

  • Shutterstock image (by Jirsak): customer care, relationship management, and leadership concept.

    Obama wraps up security clearance reforms

    In a last-minute executive order, President Obama institutes structural reforms to the security clearance process designed to create a more unified system across government agencies.

  • Shutterstock image: breached lock.

    What cyber can learn from counterterrorism

    The U.S. has to look at its experience in developing post-9/11 counterterrorism policies to inform efforts to formalize cybersecurity policies, says a senior official.

Reader comments

Please post your comments here. Comments are moderated, so they may not appear immediately after submitting. We will not post comments that we consider abusive or off-topic.

Please type the letters/numbers you see above

More from 1105 Public Sector Media Group