Juniper’s Bob Dix on OMB IT Reforms

Bob Dix

Juniper Networks (NYSE: JNPR) executive Bob Dix, former staff director of House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on technology and procurement, shared his thoughts on yesterday’s OMB IT reforms with Federal News Radio:

“It’s the culture impediments that have prevented these steps from making progress in the past, ” he said. “A lot of what we heard wasn’t new and I think Vivek acknowledged that. Whether or not CIOs have the appropriate authorities, are respected and whether or not the administration and leadership can overcome these culture impediments will be the main challenge. By going to shorter term initiatives, there is chance to move in that direction.”

He continued:

“What’s interesting to me is the whole issue of empowering agency CIOs, ” he said. “We’ve been talking about it every since time [sic] I was on Hill with the Government Reform Committee. If there is an ability to follow through and get buy-in from at the secretary and deputy secretary level, there is an opportunity to make difference.”

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