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18 Jul 2016

New Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy Released

By: CIO Council Operations
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On Tuesday, July 12th OMB and OPM published the first ever Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy, which is now available on the WhiteHouse.gov. The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy details a series of near-term actions to identify, expand, recruit, develop, retain, and sustain a capable and competent workforce in key functional areas...

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03 Jun 2016

Applying Category Management Principles to Software Management Practices

By: Tony Scott & Anne Rung
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This blog entry by Tony Scott and Anne Rung was originally published on June 2nd, 2016 on the White House blog. Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the second in a series of information technology (IT) policies to make the acquisition and management of common IT goods...

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23 May 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 5 - Modernizing Software Architecture

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This is the fifth in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. In the next three posts we will consider the problem of modernizing old legacy software. In this post we will start a discussion about why modernizing software is important...

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21 Mar 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 4 - Building a Modern Data Foundation

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This is the fourth in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. In this post we will consider how to develop a modern data architecture to underpin the modernization of your code base. Systems developed before the year 2000 were often...

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07 Mar 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 3 - Teasing Apart the Problem

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This is the 3rd in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. This post will start to tease out the different technologies that we might modernize. In the previous two posts of this series, we considered how the advance of technology...

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