#60 White House > State Department > Startup?
Our students are Maryam Sajjad and Matt Ledder. They are affiliated with the Technology Management Program at Georgetown School of Continuing Studies.
Our Startup is 580 Strategies, represented by Founder and Principal Rusty Pickens. He has extensive experience in many areas of federal information technology. Recently, Rusty decided to share some these best practices by forming a company to assist federal agencies achieve their goals.
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“ . . . civil service, foreign service, anybody working in the mid-level ranks of government, and the citizens expect the government to work faster and better.” Rusty Pickens, Founder and Principal 580 Strategies
“ . . . we want the apparatus that is the executive branch or the entire federal government to move forward better and spend taxpayer dollars in a more smart, wise manner.” Rusty Pickens, Founder and Principal 580 Strategies
“The Amazons and the Salesforce and the Microsofts of the world. And they’re so much better at it. So their business models are built on never going down and never losing your data.” Rusty Pickens, Founder and Principal 580 Strategies
“The hardest thing was creating a name out of nothing and coming up with a logo that is attached to it.” Rusty Pickens, Founder and Principal 580 Strategies
“We ran whitehouse.gov on their infrastructure. But we used an open source product called Drupal, put that on top of Amazon Web Services.” Rusty Pickens, Founder and Principal 580 Strategies
If you enjoyed this podcast, you may want to listen to episode #31.
This is an intervbierw with Sean Weppner from Nisos, he talks about overcoming complex challenges in federal information technology.
Another similar podcast was the interview #32 with Camron Gorguinpour from Woden. He was in charge of innovation at the Air Force and he talks about how the federal government can access commercial innovation.