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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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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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