Wolf Tombe

When Wolf Tombe took over as chief technology officer at the Department of Homeland Security’s Customs and Border Protection Agency (CBP), there were more than 3,000 deployed technologies, a major data center had run out of room and power, yet server utilization was only 10 percent, and almost every server in the agency had a different configuration and operating system.

That was 8 years ago. Keep reading →

This last Friday, I had a great experience as the moderator for a panel focusing on what was termed the practical issues associated with cloud implementation. Among other things, it reminded me how far we’ve come since serving as the CIO at the Department of Transportation. The panel was part of a larger event, the Cloud Computing and Virtualization Conference Expo held at the Washington Convention Center.

These kinds of panels are unpredictable in how they work out, but in this particular case, we were able to provide viewpoints from experienced professionals representing three distinct viewpoints: Keep reading →