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Alan Balutis


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Alan Balutis is Executive Director of The CIO Collective. He recently stepped down as Distinguished Fellow and Managing Partner with Cisco Systems strategy and consulting group. Before joining the networking firm, he served in public service and industry leadership roles. He was a founding member of the Federal CIO Council in several leadership positions. At the Department of Commerce, he headed their Office of Management, Budget and Planning and served as the first CIO of a cabinet-level agency. During that period, he managed Commerce's transition to USDA's National Finance Center for payroll and personnel services -- the first Federal department to do so. For that work, he won one of his three Presidential Rank Awards. He finished his government career as Director of the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology; ATP funded cutting-edge, emerging technologies. He has been selected as a Federal Computer Week (FCW) FED 100 recipient eight times and was voted into membership in both the Government Computer News and FCW IT halls of fame. A strong advocate for government reform, he has authored six books and numerous articles and papers on that topic and spoken at multiple conferences. He's been a Fellow of NAPA since 1998 and also is a Senior Advisor to Government Executives (SAGE) at The Partnership for Public Service. He serves on corporate Government Advisory Boards.

History of Employment

Director and Distinguished Fellow
Internet Business Solutions Group
Former President and Chief Executive Officer
President and Chief Operating Officer
Veridyne Inc.
Deputy Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Budget, Management, and Information
U.S. Department of Commerce
Acting Chief Information Officer
U.S. Department of Commerce
Budget, Planning, and Organization
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Management and Organization
U.S. Department of Commerce
Office of Systems and Special Projects
U.S. Department of Commerce
Policy and System Staff
U.S. Department of Commerce
Senior Analyst
Office of Program Evaluation
U.S. Department of Commerce
Primary Sector of Expertise


Management Matters Podcast

Grand Challenge: Make Government AI Ready

Ethical Considerations and AI Governance with Alan Balutis, James-Christian Blockwood, and Alexis Bonnell

Season: 1 Episode:189 | December 04, 2023

Show Notes:

In this episode of Management Matters we host part 4 of the Academy-GovExec TV series on Artificial Intelligence featuring Academy Fellows, Alan Balutis, James-Christian Blockwood, and Alexis Bonnell moderated by GovExec's George Jackson. This fourth episode focuses on how government can use AI in an ethical manner while enhancing public trust in government.

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