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09 Feb 2016

The President's National Cybersecurity Plan: What You Need to Know

By: Micheal Daniel, Tony Scott & Ed Felten
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This blog entry was originally published on the White House blog. Here are a few answers to questions you might have about the President’s new Cybersecurity National Action Plan. >“I’m confident we can unleash the full potential of American innovation, and ensure our prosperity and security online for the generations...

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19 Jan 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 2 - The Gravity of IP

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This is the 2nd in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. Most of you who are reading this series will expect to see an approach that forces a migration to modernization. You are likely expecting an expensive march to transform...

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23 Dec 2015

Building on Progress: Improving the Way the Government Buys IT

By: Tony Scott
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This blog entry was co-authored with Anne Rung, U.S. Chief Acquisition Officer, and originally published on the White House blog. Today, the Office of the Federal Chief Acquisition Officer and the Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer released for public comment a directive to Federal agencies to drive greater...

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10 Dec 2015

Modernizing Federal IT Part 1 - Catching Up and Jumping Ahead

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This post is the first in a series of entries from Social Security Administration CIO Rob Klopp that will consider issues associated with modernizing the US Federal IT infrastructure. First… here is a little about me. I came to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in January of 2015 as the...

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30 Nov 2015

Congratulating the Winning IT Solutions Challenge Teams

By: Tony Scott
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Earlier this year, I announced the first-ever CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge to find innovative solutions based on the fresh perspectives of the best and brightest up-and-coming IT staff Federal agencies had to offer. In late October, we concluded the 2015 Challenge and I want to congratulate the two winning...

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