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DorobekINSIDER: USDA CIO Chris Smith retiring

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USDA CIO Chris Smith

Chris Smith, the chief information officer at the Agriculture Department, is going to retire, friends and industry sources tell the DorobekINSIDER.

Smith, who is widely respected in government IT circles, has been with USDA since 2008. He served as the acting CIO and was given the post in May 2009.

Insiders say Smith will leave in three weeks and has not said where he will go next.

USDA Deputy CIO Charles McClam will serve as acting CIO, insiders say.

Read Smith’s bio… after the break:

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Written by cdorobek

March 8, 2012 at 3:17 PM

03.08.2012 DorobekINSIDER: Santa Cruz makes big data work; State and local and cloud; and CAPing your goals

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We have a great show for you today…

• Big data is one of the hot new terms that people are talking about. And it is about all that data that is out there. How do you make sense of it all. We’re going to talk to officials from Santa Cruz California where they are using big data to predict crime. It’s pretty cool stuff.

• Speaking of big data, we’re going to talk about the cloud… and making cloud computing work on the state and local level. A group led by TechAmerica has some advice on how to avid the pitfalls… and do state and local governments have different challenges then federal agencies?

• Pull out your government acronym list — there is one you need to know about. Its CAP and it stands for the Cross-Agency Priority Goals. Its a 14 prong approach — we’ll get an overview with GovLooper John Kamensky from the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

After the break… the stories that impact your life for Wednesday March 7th, 2012… your government world in 120-seconds… and more details on our guests today…

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Written by jarvisdorobek

March 8, 2012 at 12:06 PM

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