2018 Fed 100

Federal 100: Chris Liddell

Name:  Chris Liddell
Title: Director of Strategic Initiatives
Agency: Office of American Innovation

From Microsoft to modernizing government. Liddell made the transition from Microsoft chief financial officer to public servant at an opportune time. Last year, he led the modernization strategy for the Trump administration, encouraging industry executives to share their expertise and viewpoints and ensuring that IT remained a management priority. Under his guidance, the Office of American Innovation created interagency working groups to determine modernization priorities. The White House's IT Modernization Report reflects those priorities, including a push to the cloud, adoption of shared services, enhanced cybersecurity and the establishment of centers of excellence.  Those successes prompted a promotion; Liddell was recently named White House deputy chief of staff for policy coordination.

Click here for the full list

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.

Featured

  • Defense
    The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) reveal concept renderings for the Next NGA West (N2W) campus from the design-build team McCarthy HITT winning proposal. The entirety of the campus is anticipated to be operational in 2025.

    How NGA is tackling interoperability challenges

    Mark Munsell, the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency’s CTO, talks about talent shortages and how the agency is working to get more unclassified data.

  • Veterans Affairs
    Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer speaks at an Oct. 10 FCW event (Photo credit: Troy K. Schneider)

    VA's pivot to agile

    With 10 months on the job, Veterans Affairs CIO Jim Gfrerer is pushing his organization toward a culture of constant delivery.

Stay Connected

FCW INSIDER

Sign up for our newsletter.

I agree to this site's Privacy Policy.