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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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07 Jun 2018

Technology Modernization Board Awards First Round Of Funding For Modernizing Agency Technology

By: Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer

Washington, D.C. - The Technology Modernization Board, chaired by the Federal Chief Information Officer in the Office of Management and Budget, announced its first round of funding awards under the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). TMF was authorized by Congress as a mechanism to finance technology modernization efforts across the Federal...

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31 May 2018

Help Wanted: Increase the Effectiveness of your Tax Dollar!

By: Margaret Weichert, OMB Deputy Director of Management

This blog entry was previously published in The Federal government spends at least $90 billion annually on IT. The announcement of the President’s Management Agenda included a cross-agency priority goal specifically focused on increasing transparency in spend and performance metrics associated with IT across the enterprise. The adoption of...

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31 May 2018

The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

By: Beth Angerman, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement, GSA

This blog entry was previously published in FCW on May 30, 2018. The federal government faces a pressing need to modernize and improve the way it runs its payroll business. Every two weeks it pays over 2.2 million civilian employees with systems that are almost as old as the employees...

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