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06 Jun 2017

How to be Cloud Smart

By: Dan Pomeroy, DCOI Managing Partner PMO, GSA
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This blog entry was originally published on June 14th, 2016 on the GSA blog. Recently, GSA’s Data Center Optimization Initiative (DCOI) Program Management Office (PMO) published a whitepaper on Infrastructure as a Service (IaaS) Considerations for the Data Center Community. The purpose of the paper is to share successes, lessons...

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14 Apr 2017

Modernizing Federal IT Part 10 - Modernizing with a Buy or Build

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This is the tenth in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. In the last few posts I’ve been bragging about some successes. To close out my term I’ll try to say something more provocative and discuss how the economics of...

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27 Mar 2017

Modernizing Federal IT Part 9 - Modernization Begets Modernization

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, SSA
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This is the nineth in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. In several of the previous blogs on IT Modernization, I mentioned the SSA’s DCPS2 product program, which aims to modernize a very old legacy green-screen application. In this post,...

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06 Mar 2017

New CIO Council Report on Developer Platforms and Common APIs and Services

By: Margie Graves, Federal Deputy Chief Information Officer
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The CIO Council has released a report, Developer Platforms: Shared Services for Common Developer-Focused APIs and Services, developed by an interagency collaboration that seeks to identify and share best practices for Federal departments and agencies on how to internally leverage a new generation of common platform capabilities powered by cloud...

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24 Feb 2017

Let's Talk FITARA

By: Frontis Wiggins, State Department CIO
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This blog entry was originally published on December 9th, 2016 on LinkedIn. Earlier this week, I testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology about the Department of State’s progress in implementing the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA). Instead of saying, “Thanks!...

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