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12 Oct 2018

Hiring for the 21st Century: Strengthening the Federal Cyber Workforce

By: Jason Gray, CIO of the Dept. of Education and Co-Chair of the CIO Council's Workforce Committee
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October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This week’s NCSAM theme is “Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating For a Career in Cybersecurity”. Since its inception, the CIO Council Workforce Committee has worked in partnership with the federal human capital community to develop, implement and communicate strategies to recruit, retain, and...

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01 Oct 2018

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

By: CIO Council Operations
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Americans are spending more time online than ever before. As more people use the Internet for online shopping, banking, financial management, and socializing, they also expose themselves to increased cyber risks. Online threats and cyber-attacks threaten the future of our national and economic security. Because cybersecurity is important to our...

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28 Sep 2018

Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

By: CIO Council Operations
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This proclamation was first posted on White on September 28th, 2018. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we acknowledge the danger that cyber threats pose to our economy and public infrastructure, and raise awareness about steps we can take to mitigate and prevent future attacks. As these threats have continued...

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27 Sep 2018

GSA Awards NewPay BPA for Software-as-a-Service for Payroll and Work Schedule and Leave Management

By: CIO Council Operations
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This press release was first posted on GSA on September 27th, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the award of a 10-year, $2.5 billion NewPay Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) that will provide payroll and work schedule and leave management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and services....

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13 Aug 2018

Collaborating for Better Design, Technology and User Experience

By: John Sullivan, Director, Government-wide IT Accessibility
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This blog was first posted on GSABlog on August 7th, 2018 In February 2018, the White House released its implementation plan [pdf] to modernize IT infrastructure across the federal government. As a result, several initiatives are underway to achieve this goal. Paying specific attention to mobile friendliness, customer experience, and...

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