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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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03 Aug 2015

Strengthening and Enhancing Cybersecurity for the 21st Century

By: Tony Scott
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From the beginning of the Administration, the President has made it clear that cybersecurity is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. It is also an ever-growing and constantly changing challenge. For years, whenever I’ve spoken with private and public sector leaders, I’ve regularly asked them...

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21 Jul 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Expert Panel Feedback - Joshua Brightwell

By: Joshua Brightwell
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Going into the midpoint meeting, my team felt confident. We were on a good track and had a solid problem statement and proposed solution. We feel there is poor resource management when it comes to email and other collaboration tools in the federal government. There is limited access to government...

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