Alan Balutis

Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director

North American Public Sector for Busiiness Solutions Group

Alan Balutis is a Distinguished Fellow and Senior Director, North American Public Sector for Cisco Systems’ Business Solutions Group, the firm’s global strategy and consulting arm.

Balutis joined the networking leader after more than 30 years in public service and industry leadership roles. Most recently, he was President and Chief Executive Officer, Government Strategies, of a leading market research firm, INPUT. Before that, he served as COO of a small minority-owned firm. From 2001 to 2003, he headed a major public sector IT industry association, the Industry Advisory Council (IAC), as well as its parent group, now known as the American Council for Technology.

Balutis is a founding member of the Federal CIO Council. He led its strategic planning and outreach committees, helped create the council's e-government committee and served as its first chair. His 28 years in the federal sector were spent at the Department of Commerce, where he headed its management and budget office for over a decade and was its first CIO, and at the Department of Health, Education and Welfare (now the Department of Health and Human Services).

Balutis is a five-time Federal Computer Week FED 100 winner, and a member of both the Government Computer News and Federal Computer Week halls of fame. He is also a fellow of the National Academy of Public Administration.


July 26, 2016


Unlocking Collaboration for Your Federal Agency

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Last month, I got to attend MeriTalk’s fifth annual Cloud Computing Brainstorm at the Newseum in Washington, D.C. It was a great event that gathered more than 200 cloud thought leaders from both industry and government for a discussion on the state of cloud computing in the federal government. It’s crazy to think of how […]

April 6, 2016


What Our Next President Needs to Know about U.S. Technology Policy

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After the early caucuses and primaries, it’s a mistake to pretend that voters aren’t angry with conventional, middle-of-the-road solutions. The next President isn’t going to limp to the finish line with a warmed-over, spiced-up version of the past. He or she is going to have to make fundamental changes, and that includes to our country’s […]

February 9, 2016


Voting for America’s Success: How the Next President Should Change U.S. Tech Policy

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2016 is a big year for many reasons, but one of the biggest is that it is the year where we will elect the 45th President of the United States. Currently, there are many different candidates running on many different platforms, all with varying ideas of which policy issues are the most important. However, some […]

February 9, 2015


Beyond the Internet of Things (IoT): A Commentary

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Shawn McCarthy, Research Director at IDC Government recently penned an insightful blog on IoT. Titled “Beyond the Internet of Things: How Convergence Can Help Governments Support Their Rising Tide of New Devices,” the blog notes with more devices producing more data, government agencies have been working to add more storage, security, network bandwidth, and systems […]