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08 Sep 2016

Announcing the First Federal Chief Information Security Officer

By: Tony Scott
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In February, President Obama announced a Cybersecurity National Action Plan (CNAP) that takes a series of short-term and long-term actions to improve our cybersecurity posture within the Federal Government and across the country. The CNAP builds upon a comprehensive series of actions over the last nearly eight years that have...

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30 Aug 2016

Sign-Up for the Technology Industry Day

By: CIO Council Operations
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This blog entry by the GSA Blog Team was originally published on August 29th, 2016 on the GSA blog. The General Services Administration (GSA) is known for managing federal real estate and leveraging the government’s buying power to get the best deal for taxpayers, but it also drives and leads...

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22 Aug 2016

Talent Gap - OPM's Collaboration on the Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy

By: Veronica Villalobos, Principal Deputy Associate Director for Employee Services at the Office of Personnel Management
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The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and workforce experts across the Federal Government to implement dynamic initiatives to recruit, hire and develop the cybersecurity workforce necessary to tackle persistent cyber threats to the nation’s information technology networks and data. This...

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16 Aug 2016

A Fresh Approach to Optimizing Federal Data Centers

By: Dominic Sale, Office of Government-wide Policy, GSA
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This blog entry was originally published on August 10, 2016 on the GSA blog. Last week, we announced that GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP) will serve as the Managing Partner for OMB’s Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) to help federal agencies implement the data center provisions of the Federal...

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11 Aug 2016

The People's Code

By: Tony Scott
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This blog entry was originally published on August 1st, 2016 on the White House blog. “If we can reconceive of our government so that the interactions and the interplay between private sector, nonprofits, and government are opened up, and we use technology, data, social media in order to join forces...

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