Interior CIO Showcases IT ‘Quick Wins’

Department of the Interior Chief Information Officer Bernard Mazer highlighted a number of “Quick Wins,” a new initiative from his office that addresses specific concerns expressed by DOI employees, demonstrate tangible progress and provide meaningful value to end users.

Each of the “Quick Wins” align with the seven high-priority IT service areas with the department.

“Quick Wins” that were recently completed, according to a blog post by Mazer on

  • Collaborative IT Support piloting a solution that enables local IT support from one bureau to provide services to local employees from other bureaus;
  • Interim Unified Messaging Solution moving certain DOI employees to one interim email system;
  • Mobile Device Management focusing on supporting employee use of mobile devices, such as tablets;
  • External SharePoint Migration moves external SharePoint sites to a newer, more reliable version to increase collaboration between internal and external partners

“Quick Wins” to be completed by the end of the year:

  • Remote Access to QuickTime allows employees to use non-Government Furnished Equipment (like a home computer) to access DOI’s time and attendance application
  • Instant Messaging Implementation will work with the bureau IT staff to implement a DOI-wide instant messaging capability
  • Move two DOI organizations into a consolidated network addresses one of our challenges in DOI: separate networks were historically established for most of the larger organizations.  This effort consolidates two of them into a single network.
  • Mobile Device Management moves us into our next phase of mobile device management: phased implementation.

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