2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Guy Cavallo

Name: Guy Cavallo
Title: Deputy CIO
Agency: Small Business Administration

The power of “Why not?” SBA faced two massive challenges in 2017: overhauling its IT systems for the cloud and laying the groundwork for digital modernization. Cavallo had no budget for the agency’s cloud and data center consolidation initiative, so he streamlined existing software and service contracts and used the $1.2 million in savings to power his agency to the cloud. It’s that sort of creativity and inventiveness that colleagues admire. “You have to be able to look at something and say ‘why not?’ and [Cavallo] brought that to the table,” CIO Maria Roat said.

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