2017 Fed 100

Federal 100: Kristen Baldwin

Name: Kristen Baldwin
Title: Deputy CIO
Agency/Company: Department of Transportation

The IT traffic cop. DOT is a far-flung and complex organization, yet Baldwin kept a number of major initiatives moving in 2016 — including a complete security and bandwidth review of DOT networks and the tricky reprogramming of core IT staff. Subordinates praised her management skills and commitment to providing “top cover” for innovation efforts, while her former boss declared that “at least half (if not more) of the credit I am generously given for making changes at DOT...actually belongs to the efforts and the dedication of Kristen Baldwin.”

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