Chris Smith

  • USDA plans for second version of green IT strategy

    USDA plans for second version of green IT strategy, Federal News Radio’s Jason Miller reports.

  • USDA, State easing IT power intake

    Agriculture plans to update its second version of its green IT strategy this year. State is implementing power management tools and could save almost $2 million. Both agencies are making headway to change the culture of how IT is used by their respective employees.

  • AFFIRM panel: How to stay innovative

    The AFFIRM panel discusses how to stay innovative.

  • USDA ready to move e-mail to Microsoft cloud

    The Agriculture Department would be the second major agency to announce it’s taking critical functions to the commercial cloud.

  • USDA CIO works behind scenes to make conference happen

    USDA CIO Chris Smith, who co-chaired the conference planning committee, provided a behind- the-scenes look at how the conference is planned and the top priorities for his agency in 2012.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – May 22, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Federal Drive Show Blog – October 17, 2013

    On the Federal Drive show blog, you can listen to our interviews, find more information about the guests on the show each day, as well as links to other stories and resources we discuss.

  • Chris Smith, AT&T Government Solutions

    A flurry of cybersecurity bills passed through Congress after six years of no legal progress at all on the cyber front. Individually, none of the five cyber bills stand out above the rest. That’s according to Chris Smith, vice president of for technology at AT&T Government Solutions, and former chief information officer of the Agriculture Department. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he said it’s the passage of all five at once that’s significant.

  • Virtualization in a Collaborative Information Sharing Environment

    The Intelligence and National Security Alliance convened a breakfast forum to host the panel discussion, “Virtualization in Collaborative Information Sharing Environment” to discuss the benefits of virtualization and how the public and private sectors can best work together to share information.

  • House Republicans come out of political closet

    Nine bold House Republicans have challenged the White House plan to cut federal retirement benefits by $149 billion.