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08 Jun 2015

HTTPS Everywhere for Government

By: Tony Scott
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Today, Federal CIO Tony Scott signed an OMB memorandum to enact the HTTPS-Only Standard for all Federal websites and web services. OMB first proposed the standard in March and requested comment from the public. During the feedback period, the proposal received numerous comments and suggestions from Internet’s standards bodies, popular...

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20 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Expert Panel Feedback - Inez Maguire

By: Inez Maguire
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Team ONE was born on April 9, 2015 at the end of a long day of brainstorming ideas around government-wide IT and IT acquisition problems. After much wrangling, our team’s initial problem statement revolved around the overarching need for federal agency standardization in the areas of processes, applications, and data....

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18 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Ursula Nkwantabisa

By: Ursula Nkwantabisa
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On April 9th, team FALCON (Team 6) ended the first IT Solutions Challenge workshop with an idea of creating a common IT acquisition platform where acquisition and IT professionals may exchange knowledge on past acquisitions, best practices, and other useful information. Between April 9th and April 28th, our team met...

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15 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Lori Alfred

By: Lori Alfred
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For our second workshop of the IT Solutions Challenge (ITSC), we met at the Department of Justice (Justice Management Division). All team members came prepared with the information, insight and advice we received from subject matter experts (SMEs) and stakeholders relevant to our mission statement, “Create a cloud shared services...

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14 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Christopher Paris

By: Christopher Paris
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By the end of the first IT Solutions Challenge (ITSC) workshop on April 9th, six teams set out on a journey to try and fix some of the government’s largest IT problems. I tethered myself to the group dedicated to impacting the ways the government hires, motivates, and retains skilled...

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