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11 Aug 2016

Making the Acquisition of Mobile Devices and Services More Efficient

By: Tony Scott and Anne Rung
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Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the third in a series of information technology (IT) policies aimed at making the acquisition and management of common IT goods and services more efficient and saving taxpayer dollars. Joining the Administration’s policies on workstations and software, today’s memorandum will help...

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02 Aug 2016

Promoting the Use of Green IT

By: Tony Scott
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This blog entry by Tony Scott was originally published on August 1st, 2016 on the White House blog. Today, the Administration is taking action to accelerate efforts to increase the efficiency of Federal data centers, reduce costs, and improve the overall information technology (IT) security posture of the Federal Government....

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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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