The editorial mission behind GovTransformer is to shine a light on federal agencies and government executives that effectively leverage innovation in transformative ways.

Once again, new advances in government technology helped many agencies further advance their missions – in an area where budget challenges seem nearly endless – in 2015.

For our flagship end-of the-year story, we offer our definitive list of the “Top Ten GovTransformers” for 2015.  All of these posts were ranked based on readership and overall interest from our followers.

We hope you enjoy.

  • #10 – CIA Expands Cyber Espionage Capabilities: The Central Intelligence Agency’s (CIA) plans to embed cyber specialists into the agency’s operational divisions, which would help to analyze and mitigate foreign threats to U.S. computer systems, landed the agency in the number ten spot.
  • #9 – NASA Continues to Lead in Innovation and Employee Satisfaction: NASA topped the Partnership for Public Service Federal Government Best Places to Work list – landing the agency in the number nine spot.
  • #8 – A New Vision for GEOINT: National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA) Director Robert Cardillo unveiled a new strategy to enhance how the agency provides vital information and data to its customers, which landed him in the number eight spot.
  • #7 – New Federal CTO’s Vision for Raising Government Tech IQ: Megan Smith, the new U.S. Chief Technology Officer (CTO), is on a mission to increase the tech IQ (or better known as “TQ”) for government, which landed her in the number seven spot.
  • #6 – Robert Coen, NITAAC Director, Transforms IT Procurement:  Robert Coen, director of the National Institutes of Health Information Technology Assessment Center (NITAAC), is transforming government procurement efforts, which made him the number six GovTransformer for 2016.
  • #5 – DHS’ Chris Chilbert Paves Way for Other Federal IT Managers: Chris Chilbert, Deputy Executive Director, Enterprise Business Management Office at Department of Homeland Security (DHS), showed us how to manage complex issues while ensuring optimal technology outcomes – landing him in the number five spot.
  • #4 – Tangherlini to Leave GSA:  Our analysis about how departing FSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini left the agency in a far stronger position than he found it made the number four spot.
  • #3 – Social Security Administration Makes Strides in Data Center Consolidation Plans: For fully embracing the FDCCI – while showing real energy- and cost-savings outcomes – the Social Security Administration landed in the number three spot.  
  • #2 – A Vision for True Network Security at Oracle OpenWorld: Our story about Larry Ellison, Oracle’s executive chairman and chief technology officer, sharing his vision for true network security at Oracle OpenWorld 2015 in San Francisco, came in at number two.

Do you have any stories to share about IT transformation happening at your agency?  GovTransformer wants to hear from you!  Happy 2016!