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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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13 May 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Kimberly McCarthy

By: Kimberly McCarthy
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The goal of our team is to solve inefficiency in government due to a lack of standardization across IT policies and infrastructure. Even though our group is made up of six different government agencies across both IT and acquisition, the problems encountered in both sectors prove to be very similar...

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30 Apr 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 First Impressions - Gibran Mills

By: Gibran Mills
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In the Federal IT landscape, new buzzwords are constantly identified and implemented in the workforce. Terms like ‘agile’ and ‘better buying power’ are used so often that sometimes their true value is lost. Despite the unintentional dilution of these terms, on Thursday April 9, 2015 in the Indian Treaty Room...

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24 Apr 2015

IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Lori Zimet

By: Lori Zimet
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I’ve worked in the Federal Government for over 13 years, but the vast of majority of government agency work remains a mystery to me. When I heard that my managers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had nominated me for the CIOC IT Solutions Challenge, I was excited to participate in...

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