2015 Fed 100

Federal 100: T.A. Summerlin

Tony Summerlin

Name: T.A. Summerlin
Title: Senior Adviser
Agency: Federal Communications Commission

Rebooting the FCC. Although the FCC has made news for its technology and telecommunications policy, the agency's IT gear is aging and dangerously decentralized. As senior adviser to CIO David Bray, Summerlin is the FCC's point man for streamlining acquisitions, speeding new products to users, engaging internal and external stakeholders, and developing more robust public-facing technology. He's as "subtle as a woodpecker," a non-FCC executive said, but highly effective. "Tony has been a key asset in assessing opportunities for short-term gains," Bray said, "while never losing sight of the longer-term goal of bringing FCC IT into a 21st-century service-delivery model."

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