Criterion Moderates IT Modernization Panel of Federal CIOs at NLIT Summit 2020

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Criterion Moderates IT Modernization Panel of Federal CIOs at NLIT Summit 2020


On October 13, Criterion’s CIO Bob Heckman will be moderating a panel entitled, IT Lessons Learned and Modernization During the COVID-19 Crisis, at the National Laboratories Information Technology Summit 2020.  Panelists include:

  • Rocky Campione, CIO, U.S. Department of Energy
  • Wayne Jones, Associate Administrator for Information Management and CIO, National Nuclear Security Administration (NNSA), U.S. Department of Energy
  • Roger Stone, Deputy Assistant to the President and Director of White House Information Technology

IT’s response to the pandemic has highlighted the technologies, strategies and culture necessary to drive success going forward. The health crisis has dramatically changed the way IT departments provide services to their organizations. That includes supporting the massive shift to a work-from-home model that few could have fathomed a few months ago. But the crisis has also highlighted the importance of investing in modernization and the need for Agencies to develop, update, improve and implement their IT modernization plans. In June 2020, Sen. Maggie Hassan, D-N.H., sent letters to 10 major federal agencies asking what each is doing to modernize aging IT systems, as issues with legacy systems have been exacerbated by the COVID-19 crisis. This panel will share some lessons learned and discuss some of the challenges and promised benefits of IT modernization.

Topics of discussion include:

  • Organizational agility begins with culture
  • Remote work is now a fact of life — and supporting it requires structure
  • The cloud and virtualization have become even more critical
  • Organizations need flexible software platforms and strategies
  • Simplification and standardization are vital
  • A people-centric approach to IT security is necessary
  • AI and machine learning can be game changers
  • Technology innovation can be contagious

Participants in the virtual NLIT Summit can log in to watch this panel at 1 p.m. Eastern time. For more information on the NLIT Summit, visit: