Home / News / Maximus Federal’s Raj Parameswaran: Holistic Approach Key to Drive Agency IT Modernization Outcomes

Maximus Federal’s Raj Parameswaran: Holistic Approach Key to Drive Agency IT Modernization Outcomes

Jeff Brody
Raj Parameswaran

Raj Parameswaran, president of the federal information technology business at Maximus, has said that agencies should adopt a holistic approach to address workforce and technology implementation challenges that may arise when modernizing  information technology assets.

In a Nextgov guest piece published Friday, Parameswaran wrote that agecy leaders should hire domain-specific professionals, deploy “proven” technology and promote staff engagement to meet IT modernization goals.

He noted that industry professionals and former agency personnel who gained technical knowledge throughout their careers can offer insight into potential implementation issues. He recommended that agencies avoid risky “beta tester” technology and explore platforms with a proven track record in government operations.

“There are so many exciting technology advancements, especially around digital transformation, but if you take a technology-first approach instead of understanding the outcomes and processes involved, you may not see the benefits it is supposed to deliver,” Parameswaran said.

Check Also

Four Firms to Extend Navy Contingency Construction Services Under $92M IDIQ Modification

Four companies been awarded a $92M modification under a U.S. Navy indefinite-delivery/indefinite-quantity contract for global contingency construction services to the military branch, the Department of Defense and federal civilian agencies.

Intell Vets Thomas Donnelly, Jim Gray Join SOSi; Julian Setian Quoted

Intelligence executives Thomas Donnelly and Jim Gray have joined SOS International to help the Reston, Va.-based company grow its portfolio of intelligence and analytics services and pursue future task order opportunities under the Defense Intelligence Agency’s Solutions for Intelligence Analysis 3 contract vehicle.