D.C.’s CTO Tackles Legacy Systems, Smart City Projects

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The city has state-scale IT challenges, said Barney Krucoff.

Barney Krucoff has been Washington, D.C.’s interim chief technology officer for almost a year, and one of his primary goals during that time has been improving the city’s enterprise architecture.

D.C. agencies use a number of legacy enterprise resource planning systems from the late 1990s and early 2000s.

“That generation of systems is aging, and we need to move on,” Krucoff told Route Fifty.

Krucoff also put in place a data policy for the city that created a classification scheme across agency silos and helps his office inventory enterprise datasets. The policy D.C. up for analytics and data sharing with homegrown tools, Krucoff said.

The Office of the Chief Technology Officer, or OCTO, transports data from and provides the security infrastructure around Internet of Things projects various city agencies are running.

IoT projects are coordinated by the Smarter D.C. Board.

“Our view is that the smart city data is just data,” Krucoff said. “It’s not different.”

Watch Route Fifty’s full interview with Krucoff at the National Association of State Chief Information Officers 2018 annual conference in San Diego below.

Dave Nyczepir is a News Editor at Government Executive’s Route Fifty and is based in Washington, D.C.

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