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16 Nov 2016

My Priorities as the First U.S. Chief Information Security Officer

By: Gen. Greg Touhill

As the first U.S. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), I am honored to be a part of a dynamic community across government working to improve our country’s cybersecurity posture. Throughout my career in military and federal service, and a few stints in the private industry, one of the most important...

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07 Nov 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 6 - Agility and Evolving a Minimal Viable Product

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This is the sixth in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. This post is sort of about IT Modernization, but mostly about a part of Agile software development; and Agile is critical to IT modernization. Here we will consider the...

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04 Nov 2016

Why I’m Joining the Technology Transformation Service

By: Rob Cook, Commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service

This blog entry was originally published on October 31st, 2016 on the GSA blog. Some of my friends have asked what could possibly have gotten me to leave the life I love in the Bay Area and take a government job in DC. My answer is straightforward: I believe the...

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20 Oct 2016

Building a Data Center Community of Practice

By: Dan Pomeroy, DCOI Managing Partner PMO, GSA

This blog entry was originally published on October 19th, 2016 on the GSA blog. This month over one hundred government data center representatives from around the country participated in the second meeting of the Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Community of Practice (CoP). The CoP is a forum driven by...

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17 Oct 2016

Future Ready Workforce: DOJ’s IT Workforce Strategy

By: Joseph Klimavicz

As the Department of Justice (DOJ) Chief Information Officer, I am often asked which new products or technology advancements will support our critical missions of litigation and law enforcement. Although I frequently engage with industry and government agencies about products or services to best suit our immediate and future needs,...

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