Andrea DiMaio

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Obama’s Victory Speech: Why Change and Forward is Not Enough for Government IT

by Andrea Di Maio  |  November 8, 2012  |  Comments Off

Like many people around the world, I listened to the US President’s speech after his victory at the last election. I found one sentence particularly inspiring: “America is not about what can be done for us. It is about what can be done by us, together, through the hard and frustrating, but necessary work of […]

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The US Federal CIO Leaves: Has Government Run Out of Innovation Fuel?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  June 16, 2011  |  2 Comments

Over the last few days there have been two prominent IT professionals have announced that they will be leaving the Federal government. Last week, Sonny Baghowalia, who has been leading the cloud agenda at GSA announced that he accepted a position of CIO in the State of Hawai starting in July. Today’s news is that […]


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Obama’s State of the Union Sets the Bar Higher for Information Technology

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 27, 2011  |  2 Comments

The US President made his second State of the Union address on January 25th (see full transcript from New York Times), touching both on what his administration has accomplished and, more importantly, on the challenges ahead and how they require bi-partisan approaches to be solved. Certainly an inspired and inspirational speech for an overseas observer […]


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Is the OMB Afraid of Google?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  January 11, 2011  |  2 Comments

On January 7 the Office of Management and Budget issues a memo reminding US federal agencies of the importance of technology neutrality in procurement. The one-page memo reminds that […] policies are built around the use of merit-based requirements development and evaluation processes that promote procurement choices based on performance and value, and free of […]


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A Year in Review: Top Ten for Government 2.0 in 2010

by Andrea Di Maio  |  December 28, 2010  |  8 Comments

As I did last year, I decided to share my personal top ten in the area of government 2.0 and the likes. Once more, I am following the tradition of many top tens, by going in reverse order, from number ten to number one. This ranking is my own, o course, and – as such […]


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GAO’s Criticism and the Changing Shape of Clouds

by Andrea Di Maio  |  July 6, 2010  |  1 Comment

A report by the Government Accountability Office about Information security and cloud computing  issued a few days ago highlights risks and insufficient preparedness of the US federal government to deal with cloud computing. While the report (which is based on data collected until March 2010) may have missed a few recent developments, it certainly looks […]

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Will the US Government Mandate the Cloud?

by Andrea Di Maio  |  February 27, 2010  |  2 Comments

Over the last few weeks there have been rumors about a possible mandate from the OMB to all US federal agencies about the use of cloud computing (see here and here). According to a colleague of mine who attended an AFCEA breakfast last Friday, the US federal CIO Vivek Kundra alluded to the fact that […]


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