Alan BalutisChair Advisory Board
Mr. Balutis Served as a chair to KriaaNet’s Advisory Board. Before joining, KriaaNet’s Board, Mr. Balutis served as a Distinguished Fellow and Managing Partner with Cisco Systems US Public Sector’s strategy and consulting arm. Before joining the networking firm, Mr. Balutis served more than 30 years in public service and industry leadership roles. He was a founding member of the Federal CIO Council after working on the legislation and the ensuing Executive Order that created the CIO position in government and set up the Council itself.
At the Department of Commerce (DoC), Mr. Balutis headed their Office of Management and Budget and served as the first CIO of a Cabinet-level agency. He finished my stint at DoC as the Director of the Advanced Technology Program (ATP) at the National Institute of Standards and Technology. ATP was created by Congress to be a “civilian DARPA” and fund cutting-edge emerging tech firms.
Mr. Balutis have been selected as a Federal Computer Week (FCW) FED 100 recipient seven times and voted to be a member of the Government Computer News and FCW halls of fame. He is also a Fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration, where he chaired their Standing Committee on the Public Service, as well as a SAGE at The Partnership for Public Service. He currently chair an expert panel chartered by the Social Security Advisory Board. His panel just completed a report on the multi-year, $700+ million IT modernization program underway at the Social Security Administration.
Mr. Balutis is a strong advocate for good government and have authored or edited numerous articles, books and studies on this matter and served as a mentor and connector for those who are interested in public service. He has also spoken at many panels, conferences and media fora.
Finally, his experience as both a government and industry executive, as well as an academician and the head of a major non-profit industry association, have given him a unique perspective on how government and industry can team for the best outcomes for citizens. He has served on a number of corporate Government Advisory Boards, including Endeca (acquired by Oracle), INPUT (acquired by Deltek), IT security firms Sigaba and Entrust, Akamai, and most recently Government CIO (purchased by a venture capital firm).