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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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26 Jun 2018

Introducing a New, Informative Resource for Security Professionals

By: CIO Council Operations

One of the key pillars of the President’s Management Agenda is to Modernize IT to Improve Productivity and Security. A central pillar of the Administration’s IT Modernization strategy is to improve the skills, leadership abilities, and overall pipeline of talent in the Federal government to address our growing cybersecurity threats....

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22 Jun 2018

Digital Transformation Artificial Intelligence and the Workforce

By: Maria Roat, CIO of the Small Business Administration and Chair of the CIO Council's Innovation Committee
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In the late 1800’s, nearly 50% of the American workforce was employed through agriculture. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that figure dropped to less than 2% by 2008 [1]. This major restructuring of the economy happened over a period of decades, leading to the emergence of new occupations,...

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