2017 Fed 100

Federal 100: Edward C. Zick

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Name: Edward C. Zick
Title: Senior Project Manager and Strategic Adviser, Office of the CIO
Agency/Company: Defense Department

Windows refresher. Zick led the DOD-wide implementation of Microsoft Windows 10. In collaboration with all the DOD CIOs, he identified more than 4,800 operating systems, 1,900 programs of record and numerous technical refresh schedules that would be affected by the transition to Windows 10. He worked with mission partners to incorporate an aggressive testing regimen and integrate technical engineering solutions to resolve all interoperability challenges and share lessons on configuration management and the use of virtual environments. Zick developed a successful strategy for transitioning over 3 million desktops, laptops and tablets while minimizing risk and sustaining mission requirements.

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