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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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