Author Archive

David M. Wennergren

David M. Wennergren is the CEO of ACT-IAC, the national non-profit public-private partnership dedicated to advancing the business of government through the application of technology. Follow him on Twitter at @davewennergren.
Commentary

How to accelerate tech modernization (and still play by the rules)

Opportunities exist to bring speed and break down barriers to technology modernization at large organizations like the Defense Department.

IT Modernization

Accelerating modernization with an extra $1B

The TMF funding influx provides an opportunity to transform government -- if we can move with speed and purpose.

Workforce

Delivering outcomes, building trust

Few things will derail a project as fast as a lack of focus on mission outcomes and maintaining trust.

IT Modernization

Moving out smartly on cloud and modernization

The Federal Cloud Computing Strategy takes a thoughtful approach to IT modernization.

IT Modernization

Are DOD CIOs on the endangered species list?

The Section 809 report offers an opportunity to reflect on the future of federal agency tech leaders, but reports on the impending demise of CIOs at DOD may be exaggerated.

Workforce

The future of federal IT leadership

It’s time to confront, not ignore, the changing expectations for CIOs.

IT Modernization

Automation is the secret to modernization

How applying automation technology can speed agencies' modernization of outdated systems.

People

David Wennergren's reading recommendations

A longtime federal IT executive shares his thoughts on recent books that inspire and challenge anyone who seeks to lead in these trying times.