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Blog Posts tagged: IT Modernization

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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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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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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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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22 Nov 2016

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

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration

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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07 Nov 2016

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

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration

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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23 May 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 5 - Modernizing Software Architecture

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration

This is the fifth in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. In the next three posts we will consider the problem of modernizing old legacy software. In this post we will start a discussion about why modernizing software is important...

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21 Mar 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 4 - Building a Modern Data Foundation

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration

This is the fourth in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. In this post we will consider how to develop a modern data architecture to underpin the modernization of your code base. Systems developed before the year 2000 were often...

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07 Mar 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 3 - Teasing Apart the Problem

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration

This is the 3rd in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. This post will start to tease out the different technologies that we might modernize. In the previous two posts of this series, we considered how the advance of technology...

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19 Jan 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 2 - The Gravity of IP

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration

This is the 2nd in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. Most of you who are reading this series will expect to see an approach that forces a migration to modernization. You are likely expecting an expensive march to transform...

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10 Dec 2015

Modernizing Federal IT Part 1 - Catching Up and Jumping Ahead

By: Rob Klopp, CIO, Social Security Administration

This post is the first in a series of entries from Social Security Administration CIO Rob Klopp that will consider issues associated with modernizing the US Federal IT infrastructure. First… here is a little about me. I came to the Social Security Administration (SSA) in January of 2015 as the...

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30 Oct 2015

Modernizing Federal Cybersecurity

By: Tony Scott

Strengthening the cybersecurity of Federal networks, systems, and data is one of the most important challenges we face as a Nation. Every day, public and private sector leaders – my team included – are directing significant resources to address this ever-growing problem. Yet as cyber threats increase in severity, so...

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21 Oct 2015

Modernizing Federal Information Policy

By: Tony Scott

Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing for the first time in fifteen years revisions to the Federal Government’s governing document establishing policies for the management of Federal information resources: Circular A-130, Managing Information as a Strategic Resource. More specifically, Circular A-130 provides general policy...

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