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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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16 Nov 2016

My Priorities as the First U.S. Chief Information Security Officer

By: Gen. Greg Touhill
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As the first U.S. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), I am honored to be a part of a dynamic community across government working to improve our country’s cybersecurity posture. Throughout my career in military and federal service, and a few stints in the private industry, one of the most important...

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07 Nov 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 6 - Agility and Evolving a Minimal Viable Product

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration
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This is the sixth in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. This post is sort of about IT Modernization, but mostly about a part of Agile software development; and Agile is critical to IT modernization. Here we will consider the...

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