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Blog Posts tagged: 2018

31 Oct 2018

Wrapping up National Cybersecurity Awareness Month

By: Grant Schneider, Federal CISO

The 15th annual National Cybersecurity Awareness month has come to an end and this year’s theme Cybersecurity is our shared responsibility and we all must work together to improve it highlights the needs for all of us to work together to drive progress and help keep our nation safe and...

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12 Oct 2018

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

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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01 Oct 2018

National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

By: CIO Council Operations

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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28 Sep 2018

Presidential Proclamation on National Cybersecurity Awareness Month, 2018

By: CIO Council Operations

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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27 Sep 2018

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

By: CIO Council Operations

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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13 Aug 2018

Collaborating for Better Design, Technology and User Experience

By: John Sullivan, Director, Government-wide IT Accessibility

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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26 Jun 2018

Introducing a New, Informative Resource for Security Professionals

By: CIO Council Operations

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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22 Jun 2018

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

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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07 Jun 2018

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

By: Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer

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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31 May 2018

Help Wanted: Increase the Effectiveness of your Tax Dollar!

By: Margaret Weichert, OMB Deputy Director of Management

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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31 May 2018

The time to modernize government payroll systems is now

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

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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30 May 2018

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, & Grant Schneider, Acting Federal Chief Information Security Officer, and Senior Director for Cybersecurity Policy

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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30 May 2018

EO 13800 and Updates on Federal IT Modernization Efforts

By: Suzette Kent, Federal Chief Information Officer, OMB

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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04 May 2018

NewPay Pre-Soliciation Notice Release

By: CIO Council Operations

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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04 May 2018

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

By: Office of the Federal Chief Information Officer

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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30 Mar 2018

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

By: CIO Council Operations

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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15 Mar 2018

President's Management Agenda Release

By: CIO Council Operations

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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15 Mar 2018

Innovation Sandbox Pilot Launch

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

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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02 Feb 2018

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

By: CIO Council Operations

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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