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Blog Posts tagged: 2017

29 Dec 2017

Federal CIO Council 2017 Accomplishments

By: CIO Council Operations

Federal Secure Mobility Toolkit 14 agency success stories included State of Federal IT Report Published a comprehensive report providing a roadmap for the future of Federal IT Secure Mobility Day 80 attendees 25 recommendations to improve mobile security in the Federal Government First-ever, Government-wide Tech/Cyber Hiring & Recruitment Event 30...

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21 Dec 2017

Universal Design - What's in it for me??

By: CIO Council Operations

This blog entry was originally published on December 20, 2017 on GSA’s Section 508 blog. This is the second part of a two-part series about Universal Design Chief Information Officers In private and public spaces,the role of the CIO is morphing in line with changing technologies and priorities. Today, CIOs...

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20 Dec 2017

Universal Design - What is it?

By: CIO Council Operations

This blog entry was originally published on December 13, 2017 on GSA’s Section 508 blog. The year is 2017. The advancement of technology, led by key players in the private sector, has introduced innovations that have made applications more accessible for people with disabilities. Companies have pledged to implement accessible...

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15 Dec 2017

Final IT Modernization Report

By: Chris Liddell

This blog post was originally posted on the White House blog on December 13, 2017. Read the Full Report Here Today we delivered the final Federal IT Modernization Report (in response to EO 13800). The report is a key piece in this Administration’s efforts to modernize Federal IT. The actions...

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02 Nov 2017

Federal CIO Council Sponsors Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event

By: Beth Killoran, Chief Information Officer of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

I chose to co-chair the Federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) Council Workforce Committee because I am compassionate about the people I serve, and I believe that a fortified workforce is the most critical component to success. Without significant, ongoing investment in and commitment to people, we do not only run...

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02 Oct 2017

Technology Business Management Agency Case Study - Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

By: CIO Council Operations

“Components need to understand not just what they are buying from IT but what they are consuming.” – Harrell Watkins, Director of IT Operations The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) protects human health and the environment by developing and enforcing regulations, giving grants, studying environmental issues and teaching people about...

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25 Sep 2017

Technology Business Management Case Study - Washington State

By: CIO Council Operations

The Federal government spends at least $90 billion a year on information technology (IT), nearly threequarters of which pays for maintenance of existing systems. Federal agencies, in coordination with the Chief Information Officers (CIO) Council and the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), are using the Technology Business Management (TBM)...

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15 Sep 2017

Federal CIO Council Sponsors Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event

By: CIO Council Operations

On November 6th and 7th, the Federal Chief Information Officers Council will host the first-ever, government-wide Federal Tech/Cyber Hiring and Recruitment Event at the Silver Spring Civic Building at Veterans Plaza in Silver Spring, MD. The Federal Government is seeking top information technology and cybersecurity talent to fill critical skills...

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08 Aug 2017

White House Summit - Technology Business Management

By: Margie Graves

On July 20, Office of Management and Budget (OMB) co-sponsored an event with the TBM Council designed to foster collaboration and knowledge exchange between some of the leading minds in government and commercial technology leadership. This one-day event featured panel sessions and open discussions “By leveraging Technology Business Management (TBM),...

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06 Jun 2017

How to be Cloud Smart

By: Dan Pomeroy, DCOI Managing Partner PMO, GSA

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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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

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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