Meet the CIOs: GSA
- March 1, 1997
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GSA: Joe Thompson
JOE M. THOMPSON
General Services Administration
18th & F Sts. N.W. #3240
Arlington, VA 20405
1967-96: Various GSA positions such as commissioner of the Information Technology Service and assistant regional administrator for information resources management
IT Budget (fiscal years):
1996: $245.0 million
1997: $232.5 million
1998: $228.8 million (est.)
- Internet Technologies - new products for GSA's intranet and electronic commerce applications.
- Reengineering Real Property Division - implementing information system changes in the leasing and repair/alteration businesses.
- Reengineering Administrative System - preparing for governmentwide competitive franchising.
"Implementing a capital-planning process; leveraging the Internet for competitive advantage; and finding and implementing best practices. These are challenges because each requires reengineering and culture change."
"Successful CIOs must be effective in linking the power of information to businesses so that it provides businesses with information, insight and understanding that make businesses world-class in performance. CIOs must be more than chief technologists and systems experts."
"Internet, Internet, Internet - because it changes everything."