2021 Fed 100

Federal 100: Rick Kryger


Name: Rick Kryger
Title: Deputy CIO
Organization: Labor Department

New tools for the new normal. Kryger tackled the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic head-on. He immediately scaled necessary tools to prevent workforce disruption and continues to implement new technology so the department can serve America’s wage earners, job seekers and retirees. As 95% of staff transitioned to working remotely, his team invested in new collaborative technology, including Cisco’s Jabber and Microsoft’s Teams and OneDrive. Thanks to his efforts, Labor became one of the first agencies to implement split tunneling to increase VPN performance and conserve bandwidth access, allowing the department to support a 79% increase in daily connections.

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