2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Alan Evans

Name: Alan Evans
Title: Principal Deputy Comptroller
Agency: Department of State

State of modernization. For someone without a computer science background, Evans certainly made a mark on State Department IT in 2017. He oversaw major modernization upgrades to the department’s budget system, helped implement a new business intelligence platform and led a two-year effort to integrate the department’s procurement and financial management systems. According to Evans, the technical challenges presented by those endeavors were not nearly as difficult to navigate as managing staff expectations. “Never underestimate the amount of time and effort that needs to go into change management,” he said.

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