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09 Jan 2017

Modernizing Federal IT Part 8 - The Proof is in the Pudding, Disability Case Processing System 2 (DCPS2) goes Live

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This is the eighth in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. Over the last two years the Social Security Administration (SSA) has worked toward a point where the ideas presented in this series could be implemented. On December 16, we...

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06 Dec 2016

12 Days of Federal Government Holiday Apps

By: CIO Council Operations
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1. USPS Mobile by the United States Postal Service This app is great for shipping holiday presents. You can schedule package pick up, track your shipments, and look up zip codes among other features. 2. Smart Traveler by the U.S. Department of State If you plan on travelling abroad during...

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22 Nov 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 7 - What Does a Modern Application Look Like?

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This is the seventh in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. We have spent some time talking about how to modernize legacy applications, but no time describing what a modern application looks like. In this post we will outline the...

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22 Nov 2016

Laying the Foundation for a More Secure and Modern Government

By: Tony Scott
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This blog entry was originally published on October 27th, 2016 on the White House blog. America’s spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurship created the world’s most innovative economy and keeps us dominant in today’s digital age. Indeed, in 1985 about 2,000 people used the Internet; today, 3.2 billion people do. What...

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21 Nov 2016

How to Snag Talent to Fill Critical Cybersecurity Positions at Your Agency

By: Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, DHS
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The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently held a highly successful cybersecurity hiring event and I want to share some of the lessons we learned in hopes that others might be inspired to try it for their agencies. The most important lesson learned from our experience is the value of...

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