2016 Fed 100

Federal 100: Carol Bales

Name: Carol Bales
Title: Senior Policy Analyst
Agency: Office of Management and Budget

The visionary revisionist. OMB's Circular A-130 is the go-to rulebook on everything related to computer and information security in the federal government. Its 75-plus pages cover budgeting, planning, acquisition and more, and Bales has been in charge of the latest revision to the complex document. Her dedication and decade of experience at OMB have served her well in revising A-130 to reflect a wide range of policy updates that have come down on acquisition, cybersecurity, information governance, records management, open data and privacy in the 15 years since the circular's last revision.

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