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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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30 Oct 2015

Modernizing Federal Cybersecurity

By: Tony Scott
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Strengthening the cybersecurity of Federal networks, systems, and data is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. Every day, public and private sector leaders – my team included – are directing significant resources to address this ever-growing problem. Yet as cyber threats increase in severity, so...

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21 Oct 2015

Modernizing Federal Information Policy

By: Tony Scott
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Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing for the first time in fifteen years revisions to the Federal Government’s governing document establishing policies for the management of Federal information resources: Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource. More specifically, Circular A-130 provides general policy...

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16 Sep 2015

Under the Hood - Building a New College Scorecard with Students

By: Lisa Gelobter, Chief U.S. Digital Service Officer, Department of Education
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Back in March, the CIO Council Innovation Committee released an open data case study on the Department of Education. The department continues to use open data to better serve the U.S. public by recently releasing the ‘College Scorecard’. My niece is a smart kid. I’m biased, but I swear she...

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