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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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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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