Dave McClure

  • New report tries to bust FedRAMP myths about cost, usage

    Dave McClure, a former Government Accountability Office and General Services Administration executive and now chief strategist for Coalfire, said the company studied the six-year-old program and found costs, usage and time to get through the process are much better than the general perception.

  • Dave McClure: Adopting shared services presents a challenge to agencies

    The Unified Shared Service Management team is trying to carry out the government’s vision of shared services. When experts talk about this stuff, two themes come up again and again: execution and enforceability. Dave McClure, chief strategist at the Veris Group, used to lead the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. He discusses the challenges of shared services on In Depth with Francis Rose.

  • Dave McClure & John Marshall: Shared services is the key to a modern federal cyber strategy

    Agencies are nearing the end of a 30-day cybersecurity sprint to fix major vulnerabilities in their systems. But every agency can’t afford to maintain its own critical infrastructure. Dave McClure is the chief strategist at the Veris Group. John Marshall is founder and CEO of the Shared Services Leadership Coalition. They tell In Depth with Francis Rose that the key to a modern federal cyber strategy starts at the shared services marketplace.

  • Shared services: A key part of a 21st century federal cyber strategy

    OPM’s recent cybersecurity breach shows how tight budgets, limited expertise and cultural blind spots create perfect storms of agency vulnerability throughout the federal environment.

  • GSA’s Kathy Conrad to leave government

    As the deputy associate administrator in the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, Conrad oversaw the development of key initiatives including the cloud security standard and Data.gov.

  • Dave McClure, chief strategist, Veris Group

    The Office of Management and Budget tells agencies they have 30 days to secure their networks. It appears to be reacting to the second major cyber breach at the Office of Personnel Management. That second breach puts military and intelligence security clearance holders at risk. You can read the details about the second breach at Federal News Radio dot com. Dave McClure is chief strategist at the Veris Group, and former associate administrator at the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. He’s writing about a few ground rules your agency should think about for better cybersecurity. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the ”cut and paste” approach to collecting threat information and what that means for agencies.

  • Dave McClure, Chief Strategist, Veris Group

    Large scale cybersecurity reform can happen, but not without congressional leadership. That’s according to Dave McClure, chief strategist of Veris Group and former associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he offered three ways Congress can make those large and lasting changes.

  • Dave McClure, Chief Strategist, Veris Group

    Federal agency inspectors general are submitting annual reports to meet the requirements of the Federal Information Security Management Act. But your agency’s networks may not actually be more secure because of that compliance, and those reports. Dave McClure is chief strategist of the Veris Group and former associate administrator of the Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies at the General Services Administration. He also performed IT oversight at the Government Accountability Office. On In Depth with Francis Rose, he explained whether FISMA compliance for cybersecurity is counter intuitive.

  • How the Government Will Buy Future Technologies, NextGov Prime

    The Federal Acquisition Regulation gets in the way of innovative information technology acquisition in government, according to many industry leaders and even some agency IT leaders. Some experts believe the FAR can be, and should be, your friend for innovative procurement. A panel of experts addressed that idea at NextGov Prime 2014 with Dave McClure of the Veris Group, Joanne Woytek of NASA SEWP, Jaymie Durnan of the Defense Department and Karen Evans of the US Cyber Challenge. McClure tells Federal News Radio’s Francis Rose how the process that exists now is perceived.

  • Dave McClure, Chief Strategist, Veris Group

    A former technology leader at the General Services Administration has a new job in the private sector. Dave McClure served as GSA’s associate administrator for the Office of Citizens Services and Innovative Technologies for five years. He tells In Depth with Francis Rose about the next chapter in his professional career. Read the related article

  • Inside the Reporter’s Notebook: GSA takes 18F on a magical mystery tour

    In this edition of Inside the Reporter’s Notebook, Executive Editor Jason Miller shares news and buzz about the IT and acquisition communities.

  • GSA’s Dave McClure leaves for private sector

    David McClure of the General Services Administration announced Wednesday that he will leave the agency for the private sector. McClure is just one of many senior executives to recently leave federal service for the private sector.

  • EPA receives high praise for innovation with water data

    EPA’s “How’s My Waterway?” app earned the most votes out of eight finalists in ACT-IAC’s Igniting Innovation awards. The site takes public data, simplifies it and adds new technology to make it easier to find and use by the public.

  • Turnover in GSA’s senior ranks continues

    Dennis Papula, director for management and strategy in the General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies, becomes the fifth senior executive to leave in the last week. He is moving to the Federal Trade Commission.

  • OMB says PortfolioStat’s impact measured by billions of dollars in savings

    Federal CIO Steve VanRoekel is testifying this morning before the House Oversight and Government Reform subcommittee on the progress of several IT reform initiatives. He says agencies are on track to close or consolidate more than 850 data centers in 2013.