DOL CIO Gundeep Ahluwalia: IT Modernization and cloud investments bolstered COVID-19 response

“How does an entire Federal government agency turn on a dime to fight the impact of a once-in-a-century pandemic and preserve vital citizen services? In the new age of IT supremacy, it pays to check in with the CIO first.”

“Gundeep Ahluwalia, CIO at Labor since 2016, makes clear in a complimentary webinar produced by MeriTalk that the agency’s rapid response to the pandemic was the product of a continuing marathon in pursuit of modernized IT infrastructure and significant investments in cloud services.”

“The proof is in the performance: a quick shift to 95 percent telework by agency employees, doubling of VPN capacity, partnering with industry to deliver pre-imaged laptops, and speeding assistance to states whose unemployment systems were overwhelmed. And that’s just the beginning.”

“Here’s some of what Ahluwalia has to say in the new webinar that tracks his in-depth interview in MeriTalk’s CIO Crossroads project with major Federal agency CIOs…” Read the full article here.

Source: Labor CIO Shares Frontline View of Pandemic Fight in Complimentary Webinar – By John Curran, July 23, 2020. MeriTalk.


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