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GovCast tells the personal stories of the government and industry leaders transforming the public sector, and the bits and pieces typically not covered by federal IT publications. We share the untold stories about how these influencers got to where they are, their passions in and outside of technology and the roadblocks they’ve conquered. You’ll find these stories are not always what you’d expect them to be.

Jul 31, 2019

As director of the FDA's Center for Tobacco Products, Mitch Zeller has an important public health mission to reduce disease from tobacco use. With a background in law as an attorney, Zeller discusses the importance policy and technology play in the center's mission.


Jul 30, 2019

A leader from GSA's newest initiative with its Centers of Excellence toward collaborative IT modernization talks the importance of partnerships and agile methodologies to solve some of government's toughest technological challenges.

Jul 25, 2019

As new CIO of the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and veteran private sector technologist, Jamie Holcombe discusses the agency's efforts with data management and technology modernization within the nation's intellectual property community.

Jul 16, 2019

Kelly O'Connor was motivated to join public service to serve veterans. She explains the importance of user-centered design in product management and what it means for Veterans Affairs' overall modernization efforts. 

Jul 8, 2019

Michael Akinyele leads the Department of Veterans Affairs' newly formed VA Innovation Center. Part of his focus at the center is implementing care and payment innovation as dictated by Section 152 of the MISSION Act. Akinyele discusses his journey to the VA and where he sees the department's efforts toward IT...