Casey Coleman was named Chief Information Officer for U.S. General Services Administration effective September 2, 2007. As CIO, Ms. Coleman is responsible for aligning technology with GSA strategic business objectives. Her primary focus is leading and implementing the effective and efficient acquisition and management of information technology solutions across GSA. Ms. Coleman manages the Agency’s $500 million IT program, overseeing management, acquisition and integration of the GSA information resources. Her oversight includes strategic planning, policy, capital planning, systems development, information security, enterprise architecture, and E-Government. Previously, Ms. Coleman was appointed the Chief Information Officer for the U.S. General Services Administration’s Federal Acquisition Service (FAS) on October of 2006.  Ms. Coleman was responsible for the delivery of information technology, management services and business applications to support the FAS, the new Service formed by the combination of the GSA Federal Technology Service and Federal Supply Service. Prior to her designation as FAS CIO, Ms. Coleman served two years as the GSA Federal Technology Service CIO.  She also headed the GSA Office of Citizen Services from June 2002 through July 2004, where she developed and successfully launched the USA Services governmentwide citizen customer service program. Ms. Coleman began her career at Lockheed Martin, where she spent several years in software and system engineering roles, developing onboard command and control systems for military systems employed during the Gulf War. She also served for a year as a Congressional Legislative Fellow in 1994. With more than 18 years of experience in the high tech sector and a background in electronic business commerce, Ms. Coleman is known for her ability to implement organizational change, and using technology to achieve business and mission goals. Ms. Coleman is a native Texan and graduated with honors from Texas A&M University with a bachelor's degree in computer science and a master’s degree in business administration and finance from the University of Texas at Arlington.

Cloud Computing Comes of Age

The federal government spends more than $75 billion annually on information technology. Due to its size and critical mission requirements, feds have often lagged behind the commercial sector in embracing new technologies. With cloud computing, however, the federal government is leading the way. From the earliest days of his Administration, President Obama along with his technology team focused on the importance of cloud computing as a key innovation that could reduce energy consumption and enhance agility within U.S. federal agencies. Federal Chief Information Officer Vivek Kundra laid out a vision for cloud computing that addresses the “Five Pillars” of the…

Blogging – It’s a Great Management Tool

When I became the Chief Information Officer at GSA in mid-2007, I spoke with many of the OCIO team to understand how I could help my new staff succeed. The big issue that I heard was improved communications. We had recently undergone a reorganization, consolidating many regional IT positions into the central CIO organization and almost doubling the size of the OCIO. These new team members across the country did not feel that they were connected to their new home organization and didn’t know about news and developments that affected them. To address this need, I started an internal GSA…