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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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07 Feb 2017

Implementing FITARA Together

By: Jason Gray
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The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) has provided the visibility that I need to do my job. Notably, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Education, it gives me voting and veto rights on the review boards that determine where our IT dollars get spent, even...

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19 Jan 2017

CIO Council Releases State of Federal IT Report

By: CIO Council Operations
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Over the past six months, the Federal CIO Council (CIOC), in partnership with GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy, worked to author a report that would provide an understanding of where Federal IT is and how to continue to improve on managing and modernizing it. That report – the State of...

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19 Jan 2017

Automatic HTTPS Enforcement for New Executive Branch .Gov Domains

By: Marina Fox & Eric Mill
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HTTPS is a necessary baseline for security on the modern web. Non-secure HTTP connections lack integrity protection, and can be used to attack citizens, foreign nationals, and government staff. HTTPS provides increased confidentiality, authenticity, and integrity that mitigate these attacks. In June 2015, the White House required all new federal...

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