2021 Fed 100

Federal 100: Alan Balutis


Name: Alan Balutis
Title: Senior Director and Distinguished Fellow
Organization: Cisco Consulting Services

Marathon man. Balutis has now won eight Federal 100 awards in the past quarter-century — a testament to his unwavering commitment to the federal IT community and the mission of making government work better. In 2020, he served as chairman of the Social Security Advisory Board’s IT Systems Expert Panel — a blue-ribbon panel that was assembled to provide the Social Security Administration guidance and advice on IT modernization. The group’s recommendations were well received by SSA leaders and the new president’s transition team. Balutis was also a major contributor to IT-focused transition planning via ACT-IAC, the Partnership for Public Service and the National Academy of Public Administration.

Click here for the full list

Note: This article was updated on Aug. 27 to clarify that the IT Systems Expert Panel was charted by Social Security Advisory Board, not SSA itself.

About the Author

Connect with the FCW staff on Twitter @FCWnow.


  • Management
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    Where does the TMF Board go from here?

    With a $1 billion cash infusion, relaxed repayment guidelines and a surge in proposals from federal agencies, questions have been raised about whether the board overseeing the Technology Modernization Fund has been scaled to cope with its newfound popularity.

  • IT Modernization
    shutterstock image By enzozo; photo ID: 319763930

    OMB provides key guidance for TMF proposals amid surge in submissions

    Deputy Federal CIO Maria Roat details what makes for a winning Technology Modernization Fund proposal as agencies continue to submit major IT projects for potential funding.

Stay Connected