Closing Keynote from the USDA CIO of Rural Development


Recorded At: eSignLive E-Signature Summit for Digital Government 2016 in Washington DC

Recorded On: Tuesday, May 2, 2016

Closing Keynote from the USDA CIO of Rural Development

Francisco Salguero, CIO, USDA Rural Development, closed the OneSpan E-Signature Summit for Digital Government with an inspirational view into the changes his agency is making in modernizing their infrastructure and bringing in technologies such as e-signature to reduce any amount of paper they manage. That’s a tremendous amount of paper, considering the agency will administer $38 billion in loans and grants this year. Using e-signature is a question of allowing employees to actually help people instead of pushing paper, he said.

Francisco also shared stories of other agencies within USDA using e-signatures, such as the Animal and Plant Health Inspection Service (APHIS). APHIS has been using OneSpan Sign for over a year now, and they are looking to expand their e-signature use to Salesforce and the FedRAMP cloud.

“It’s tempting to take the path of least resistance. Yet the overall benefits cannot be ignored. Find a strong business partner who can work with you to move forward and use e-signature. Be a change agent. Be open to taking risks, leveraging R&D and taking advantage of shared services to make significant strides forward. It’s an advantage we cannot ignore.”

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