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2018

News articles from 2018

NSF Looks for Innovative Technology to Prepare for the Workforce of the Future via the Career Compass Challenge

By: Dorothy Aronson, CIO of the National Science Foundation | 12 Dec 2018

Technology is changing the way we do our work, and the work itself. To keep up, the National Science Foundation (NSF) plans to invest in its most critical resource – the workforce. And it’s not just NSF. The need for an adaptable and ready workforce extends to other Federal agencies...

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  • Administration Announces First Federal Cyber Reskilling Pilot Program

    By: CIO Council Operations | 30 Nov 2018

    Washington - Today, the Office of Management and Budget, the CIO Council and the Department of Education announced the first Federal Cyber Reskilling Academy (FCRA) pilot program. This program offers Federal employees the opportunity for hands-on training in cybersecurity, one of the fastest growing fields in the country. This reskilling...

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  • Hiring for the 21st Century - Strengthening the Federal Cyber Workforce

    By: Jason Gray, CIO of the Dept. of Education and Co-Chair of the CIO Council's Workforce Committee | 12 Oct 2018

    October is National Cybersecurity Awareness Month (NCSAM). This week’s NCSAM theme is “Millions of Rewarding Jobs: Educating For a Career in Cybersecurity”. Since its inception, the CIO Council Workforce Committee has worked in partnership with the federal human capital community to develop, implement and communicate strategies to recruit, retain, and...

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  • National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

    By: CIO Council Operations | 01 Oct 2018

    Americans are spending more time online than ever before. As more people use the Internet for online shopping, banking, financial management, and socializing, they also expose themselves to increased cyber risks. Online threats and cyber-attacks threaten the future of our national and economic security. Because cybersecurity is important to our...

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  • Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

    By: CIO Council Operations | 28 Sep 2018

    This proclamation was first posted on White House.gov on September 28th, 2018. During National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, we acknowledge the danger that cyber threats pose to our economy and public infrastructure, and raise awareness about steps we can take to mitigate and prevent future attacks. As these threats have continued...

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  • GSA Awards NewPay BPA for Software-as-a-Service for Payroll and Work Schedule and Leave Management

    By: CIO Council Operations | 27 Sep 2018

    This press release was first posted on GSA on September 27th, 2018 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) announced the award of a 10-year, $2.5 billion NewPay Blanket Purchase Agreement (BPA) that will provide payroll and work schedule and leave management Software-as-a-Service (SaaS) solutions and services....

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  • Collaborating for Better Design, Technology and User Experience

    By: John Sullivan, Director, Government-wide IT Accessibility | 13 Aug 2018

    This blog was first posted on GSABlog on August 7th, 2018 In February 2018, the White House released its implementation plan [pdf] to modernize IT infrastructure across the federal government. As a result, several initiatives are underway to achieve this goal. Paying specific attention to mobile friendliness, customer experience, and...

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  • Introducing a New, Informative Resource for Security Professionals

    By: CIO Council Operations | 26 Jun 2018

    One of the key pillars of the President’s Management Agenda is to Modernize IT to Improve Productivity and Security. A central pillar of the Administration’s IT Modernization strategy is to improve the skills, leadership abilities, and overall pipeline of talent in the Federal government to address our growing cybersecurity threats....

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  • Digital Transformation Artificial Intelligence and the Workforce

    By: Maria Roat, CIO of the Small Business Administration and Chair of the CIO Council's Innovation Committee | 22 Jun 2018

    In the late 1800’s, nearly 50% of the American workforce was employed through agriculture. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, that figure dropped to less than 2% by 2008 [1]. This major restructuring of the economy happened over a period of decades, leading to the emergence of new occupations,...

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  • Technology Modernization Board Awards First Round Of Funding For Modernizing Agency Technology

    By: Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer | 07 Jun 2018

    Washington, D.C. - The Technology Modernization Board, chaired by the Federal Chief Information Officer in the Office of Management and Budget, announced its first round of funding awards under the Technology Modernization Fund (TMF). TMF was authorized by Congress as a mechanism to finance technology modernization efforts across the Federal...

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  • Help Wanted - Increase the Effectiveness of your Tax Dollar

    By: Margaret Weichert, OMB Deputy Director of Management | 31 May 2018

    This blog entry was previously published in Performance.gov. The Federal government spends at least $90 billion annually on IT. The announcement of the President’s Management Agenda included a cross-agency priority goal specifically focused on increasing transparency in spend and performance metrics associated with IT across the enterprise. The adoption of...

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  • The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

    By: Beth Angerman, Deputy Associate Administrator, Office of Shared Solutions and Performance Improvement, GSA | 31 May 2018

    This blog entry was previously published in FCW on May 30, 2018. The federal government faces a pressing need to modernize and improve the way it runs its payroll business. Every two weeks it pays over 2.2 million civilian employees with systems that are almost as old as the employees...

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  • Release of the Federal Cybersecurity Risk Determination Report and Action Plan to the President of the United States

    By: Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer and Grant Schneider, Acting Federal Chief Information Security Officer and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy | 30 May 2018

    The President has made it clear that America’s security and public accountability of government officials are foundational pillars for this Administration. One year ago, the President issued Executive Order 13800 (EO 13800) on Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Networks and Critical Infrastructure, emphasizing the importance of reducing cybersecurity risks to...

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  • EO 13800 and Updates on Federal IT Modernization Efforts

    By: Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, OMB | 30 May 2018

    This Administration has placed a significant emphasis on improving the way that the Federal Government serves American Citizens and recognizes that IT Modernization is a key component to provide Americans the services they deserve. The President directed the creation of a report on the modernization of Federal IT in EO...

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  • NewPay Pre-Solicitation Notice Release

    By: CIO Council Operations | 04 May 2018

    The Federal Government pays over two million civilian federal employees every two-weeks, on time and at a relatively low cost. Some of the payroll systems running today, however, are in their fourth decade of operation and lack the ability to adapt and address the ever evolving legislative changes. They also...

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  • Strengthening the Cybersecurity of Federal Agencies through Improved Identity, Credential, and Access Management (ICAM)

    By: Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer | 04 May 2018

    Due to technical difficulties, OMB may not have received comments submitted to ofcio@omb.eop.gov on May 3rd (Thursday) or May 4th (Friday). If you submitted a comment on either of these days, or if you would like to submit a new comment via email, please send a message with any attachments...

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  • CIO Council Honors Women in Tech for Women's History Month

    By: CIO Council Operations | 30 Mar 2018

    This blog entry is a cross post of a GSA press release on behalf of the CIO Council WASHINGTON, D.C. - On March 29, the Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC), supported by the U.S. General Services Administration (GSA) and U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), hosted a Women in...

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  • President's Management Agenda Release

    By: CIO Council Operations | 15 Mar 2018

    The President’s Management Agenda lays out a long-term vision for modernizing the Federal Government in key areas that will improve the ability of all agencies to deliver mission outcomes, provide excellent service, and effectively steward taxpayer dollars on behalf of the American people. The agenda outlines three key drivers of...

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  • Innovation Sandbox Pilot Launch

    By: Maria Roat, CIO of the Small Business Administration and Chair of the CIO Council's Innovation Committee | 15 Mar 2018

    Background The CIO Council’s Innovation Committee is a vehicle to lead innovation and drive strategic change, including digital projects across the federal enterprise. In late 2017, the Small Business Administration (SBA) received funding from the CIO Council’s Innovation Committee to develop and implement a pilot initiative allowing agencies access to...

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  • Preliminary Results of the CIO Council’s Government-wide Hiring Event Demonstrate Effectiveness of CXO Collaboration

    By: CIO Council Operations | 02 Feb 2018

    Recent industry reports project a 1.8 million cybersecurity workforce shortage across the globe by 2022. To operate and innovate in the federal IT space, the United States Federal Government must continue to invest in recruiting the necessary talent. The Federal Government must compete to recruit IT talent needed to defend...

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