Matthew Burton

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How one government agency builds great web products

This is the third in a series of posts in the aftermath of my term as Acting CIO and Deputy CIO at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The first post was my announcement, followed by lessons from my time as a CIO.

In December 2010, I joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau as an early member of its technology team. I spent the second half of my three years at the CFPB as the Deputy CIO and Acting CIO. Our team earned lots of praise for its web products (and will continue to do so, I’m sure). Now that I’ve left, I’d like to share some lessons I learned.

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Matt’s post-management tech refresh

Next week, I will emerge from a two-year term as a technology manager. That means it’s been a long time since I’ve made anything with my hands. My tech skills have withered, and I need to get them back.

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Lessons from eight months as a CIO

This is the second in a series of posts in the aftermath of my term as Acting CIO and Deputy CIO at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The first post was my announcement from last week.

I recently emerged from an eight-month stint as an interim CIO. I knew from the outset that my position would be short-lived, which gave me the freedom to be more introspective and experimental than I otherwise would. The golden rule that I took from this experience is this: In a typical medium-to-large organization, a CIO’s job is not about technology. It’s about enabling your team to work effectively, and setting the right expectations among your peers and superiors. In greater detail:

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Moving on

This is the first in a series of posts in the aftermath of my term as Acting CIO and Deputy CIO at the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. The second post is a set of lessons I learned being a CIO.

Three years ago today, I joined the Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. In two weeks, I’ll be departing as the Deputy CIO. I have never been as committed to any job as I have been to the Bureau, and the bonds I’ve made with my coworkers will last forever. I’ll miss everything about life at 1700 G St.

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