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David Wennergren

Executive Vice President, Operations & Technology

David Wennergren is executive vice president for operations and technology at the Professional Services Council.
IT Modernization

Top 10 tech trends for feds to watch

As Trump's budget proposal points to policy priorities, these tech issues are sure to shape government's operational agenda.

Workforce

How to survive and thrive in the Trump administration

Advice for career federal executives navigating the awkward "in-between" time of a presidential transition.

IT Modernization

IT modernization, improved cybersecurity and innovation are all intertwined

New survey shows agency CIOs, CTOs and CISOs agree on the needs, and lament the slow pace of progress.

IT Modernization

FedRAMP Ready or FedRAMP Irrelevant?

Despite GSA’s efforts to accelerate the FedRAMP approval process, the lack of agency reciprocity puts the program’s central goals at risk.

IT Modernization

Truly committing to innovation and the cloud

Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.

Cybersecurity

So many chiefs, so little coordination

The growing number of roles with "chief" in the title are complicating governance and security efforts, especially when they bypass the CIO.

Workforce

Ideas for the next president

It's not too early to start thinking about how to help the upcoming administration define its priorities for improving federal IT.

Acquisition

Moving from oversight to outcomes with FITARA

The law's success hinges on a culture change from blame-setting to measuring progress toward desired goals.

IT Modernization

What CIOs really think

Here are seven insights into the state of federal IT from the 25th annual CIO survey.

Cybersecurity

Valuing cybersecurity outcomes instead of oversight

Although the government has made progress on cybersecurity, we need to make better use of the tools we have.

Workforce

Secure sharing: Maintaining the right balance

Think you can succeed by zeroing in on a single problem? Sorry, but life is not that simple.

Acquisition

The right tool for the job

Rather than falling back on the same old solutions, federal IT professionals should discern the best approach to achieve the desired outcome.