Adoption of cloud technology has created demand for an entirely new set of skills that federal agencies must secure, nurture and deploy across organizational borders. Not only must agencies develop the technical know-how to virtualize and secure sensitive information, but they must also optimize the opportunity to share appropriate resources. Moreover, as the cloud trend picks up skill, there is growing demand for rank and file staff as well as managers and directors to fine tune the management of third-party providers. These third-party resources can take the form of technology vendors, or sister agencies that have developed "centers of excellence" and are leveraging their expertise and infrastructure to serve multiple organizations. Communication, collaboration, and business management skills are becoming critical to optimizing investments in federal human capital. In this edition of 1on1 with BizTechReports we sit down with R3 Government Solution's Scott Cameron to explore the issues associated putting the right people on the right tasks in the era of the Cloud.
Scott J. Cameron is Senior Vice President at R3 Government Solutions, where he leads the human capital management consulting practice. R3 is a service-disabled Veteran owned small business that provides federal agencies with powerful transformational capabilities in business process, human capital, and information technology to promote mission accomplishment. Scott also writes a bi-monthly column on government human capital management issues for HR News, the publication of the International Public Management Association for Human Resources.
Previously, he was a Director in the Global Public Sector practice at Grant Thornton LLP, where he led the firm’s human capital management community of practice. He is registered as a Certified Professional by the International Public Management Association for Human Resources, is a CHCO SAGE with the Partnership for Public Service, and a Principal of the Council for Excellence in Government.
Prior to joining Grant Thornton, Scott was a Deputy Assistant Secretary at the Department of the Interior. He was Chief Human Capital Officer, E-Government Executive, had the lead on budget and performance integration, and served on the Executive Committee of the interagency Chief Acquisition Officers Council. He was also the Managing Partner of two of OMB’s government wide E-Gov projects; Geospatial One Stop and Recreation One Stop.
Before joining Interior, he established the global government relations function for CHEP. CHEP is the global leader in materials handling, with business in 38 countries.
Previously, Scott represented Governor Pete Wilson of California in Washington, D.C., working with Congress and federal agencies on environmental, energy, and natural resource policy issues.
Before entering state government, Scott was Director of Conservation Policy at the National Fish and Wildlife Foundation, managing all of this congressionally chartered non-profit’s Congressional relations activity.
Earlier, Scott was Deputy Chief of the Interior Branch at the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), part of the Executive Office of the President. He served as the program examiner for the US Geological Survey, US Fish and Wildlife Service, and the National Biological Survey. Earlier at OMB, he oversaw the EPA’s Office of Water and the Office of Research and Development.
From 1985 to 1989, Scott worked as a Legislative Assistant to U.S. Senator Chic Hecht (R‑NV), handling all the energy, environmental, and natural resource issues for the Senator.
Scott began his career as a Presidential Management Intern in the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, after earning a BA in biology from Dartmouth College, and an MBA from Cornell University.
R3 Government Solutions is an award winning small business that provides government with powerful transformational capabilities in business process strategy, human capital strategy and information technology strategy.
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