Federal 100: Christopher L. Smith

Christopher L. Smith
Agriculture Department

The work: Bringing innovative technologies and IT management reform to USDA and to other federal agencies through his role on the CIO Council.

The impact: Thanks to Smith’s efforts, USDA has migrated the e-mail services for 120,000 employees to a robust cloud environment.

The nuts and bolts: Smith was one of the first federal CIOs to adopt a cloud-based solution for enterprise e-mail. As co-chairman of the CIO Council’s Management Best Practices Committee, he has also led the way on a number of the actions required under the Obama administration’s 25-point plan to reform federal IT management.

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.


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