2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Matthew R. Bailey

Name: Matthew R. Bailey
Title: Digital Services Expert and Acting Unit Chief, Office of the Federal CIO
Agency: Office of Management and Budget

The cruft-cropper. Much like software code, the federal government’s internal policies can get unwieldy over time. “There’s a broad recognition that the way we make policy today is something that was created before we created the internet,” Bailey said. Through Project Cruft, he reviewed over 250 IT policies issued by OMB and identified dozens that were ineffective or impeding innovation, and many were eliminated. He is also reshaping the way policies are accessed and implemented by leading efforts to create a website that presents policy requirements in a clear and concise manner.

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