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Wrapping up the Women in IT and Cyber Conference

By: CIO Council Support Team | 26 Aug 2020

Over the summer, the CIO Council hosted the third annual Women in Federal IT and Cyber Conference. As in the past, this event brought together the nation’s top federal IT executives to celebrate the success of women thriving in today’s federal technology careers. These events aimed to inspire and motivate...

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  • Cybersecurity Experts Provide Remote Work Best Practices

    By: Federal Mobility Group | 08 Jul 2020

    Cybersecurity Experts Provide Remote Work Best Practices Millions of federal workers are now working from their homes because of the Coronavirus pandemic. This expansive telecommuting activity has increased the potential of sensitive government projects and information being exposed to unauthorized individuals. The CIO Council’s Federal Mobility Group recognizes the importance...

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  • CIO Council Releases the Future of the Federal IT Workforce Update

    By: CIO Council Operations | 09 Jun 2020

    Over the past nine months, the Federal Chief Information Officers Council (CIOC) worked to author an update that analyzed the major challenges affecting the Federal IT workforce. This update – the Future of the Federal IT Workforce – is a follow-up to the State of Federal Information Technology (SOFIT) Report...

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  • Administration Announces Cybersecurity Developmental Detail Opportunities

    By: CIO Council Support | 13 Mar 2020

    THE OFFICE OF MANAGEMENT AND BUDGET FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE March 11, 2020 Administration Announces Cybersecurity Developmental Detail Opportunities Washington, D.C. – Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB), the Chief Information Officers Council, and the Office of Personnel Management (OPM) are pleased to announce the availability of temporary detail...

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  • The Significance of HER Perspective - How Women in Federal IT are Paving the Way for Future Generations of Female Leadership

    By: CIO Council Operations | 25 Jun 2019

    Earlier this month, women across the federal government gathered for the second annual Women in Federal Information Technology and Cybersecurity Event: The Significance of HER Perspective. Over 200 attendees heard from Federal IT leaders as they shared experiences and perspectives, gave advice on their career paths in IT, and held...

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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 | 02 Nov 2017

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

    By: CIO Council Operations | 15 Sep 2017

    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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  • How to Snag Talent to Fill Critical Cybersecurity Positions at Your Agency

    By: Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, DHS | 21 Nov 2016

    The Department of Homeland Security (DHS) recently held a highly successful cybersecurity hiring event and I want to share some of the lessons we learned in hopes that others might be inspired to try it for their agencies. The most important lesson learned from our experience is the value of...

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  • Future Ready Workforce - DOJ’s IT Workforce Strategy

    By: Joseph Klimavicz | 17 Oct 2016

    As the Department of Justice (DOJ) Chief Information Officer, I am often asked which new products or technology advancements will support our critical missions of litigation and law enforcement. Although I frequently engage with industry and government agencies about products or services to best suit our immediate and future needs,...

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  • Sign-Up for the Technology Industry Day

    By: CIO Council Operations | 30 Aug 2016

    This blog entry by the GSA Blog Team was originally published on August 29th, 2016 on the GSA blog. The General Services Administration (GSA) is known for managing federal real estate and leveraging the government’s buying power to get the best deal for taxpayers, but it also drives and leads...

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  • Talent Gap - OPM's Collaboration on the Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy

    By: Veronica Villalobos, Principal Deputy Associate Director for Employee Services at the Office of Personnel Management | 22 Aug 2016

    The Office of Personnel Management (OPM) is working with the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) and workforce experts across the Federal Government to implement dynamic initiatives to recruit, hire and develop the cybersecurity workforce necessary to tackle persistent cyber threats to the nation’s information technology networks and data. This...

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  • New Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy Released

    By: CIO Council Operations | 18 Jul 2016

    On Tuesday, July 12th OMB and OPM published the first ever Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy, which is now available on the WhiteHouse.gov. The Federal Cybersecurity Workforce Strategy details a series of near-term actions to identify, expand, recruit, develop, retain, and sustain a capable and competent workforce in key functional areas...

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  • Congratulating the Winning IT Solutions Challenge Teams

    By: Tony Scott | 30 Nov 2015

    Earlier this year, I announced the first-ever CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge to find innovative solutions based on the fresh perspectives of the best and brightest up-and-coming IT staff Federal agencies had to offer. In late October, we concluded the 2015 Challenge and I want to congratulate the two winning...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Expert Panel Feedback - Joshua Brightwell

    By: Joshua Brightwell | 21 Jul 2015

    Going into the midpoint meeting, my team felt confident. We were on a good track and had a solid problem statement and proposed solution. We feel there is poor resource management when it comes to email and other collaboration tools in the federal government. There is limited access to government...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Expert Panel Feedback - Inez Maguire

    By: Inez Maguire | 20 May 2015

    Team ONE was born on April 9, 2015 at the end of a long day of brainstorming ideas around government-wide IT and IT acquisition problems. After much wrangling, our team’s initial problem statement revolved around the overarching need for federal agency standardization in the areas of processes, applications, and data....

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Ursula Nkwantabisa

    By: Ursula Nkwantabisa | 18 May 2015

    On April 9th, team FALCON (Team 6) ended the first IT Solutions Challenge workshop with an idea of creating a common IT acquisition platform where acquisition and IT professionals may exchange knowledge on past acquisitions, best practices, and other useful information. Between April 9th and April 28th, our team met...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Lori Alfred

    By: Lori Alfred | 15 May 2015

    For our second workshop of the IT Solutions Challenge (ITSC), we met at the Department of Justice (Justice Management Division). All team members came prepared with the information, insight and advice we received from subject matter experts (SMEs) and stakeholders relevant to our mission statement, “Create a cloud shared services...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Christopher Paris

    By: Christopher Paris | 14 May 2015

    By the end of the first IT Solutions Challenge (ITSC) workshop on April 9th, six teams set out on a journey to try and fix some of the government’s largest IT problems. I tethered myself to the group dedicated to impacting the ways the government hires, motivates, and retains skilled...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Kimberly McCarthy

    By: Kimberly McCarthy | 13 May 2015

    The goal of our team is to solve inefficiency in government due to a lack of standardization across IT policies and infrastructure. Even though our group is made up of six different government agencies across both IT and acquisition, the problems encountered in both sectors prove to be very similar...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 First Impressions - Gibran Mills

    By: Gibran Mills | 30 Apr 2015

    In the Federal IT landscape, new buzzwords are constantly identified and implemented in the workforce. Terms like ‘agile’ and ‘better buying power’ are used so often that sometimes their true value is lost. Despite the unintentional dilution of these terms, on Thursday April 9, 2015 in the Indian Treaty Room...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Lori Zimet

    By: Lori Zimet | 24 Apr 2015

    I’ve worked in the Federal Government for over 13 years, but the vast of majority of government agency work remains a mystery to me. When I heard that my managers at the Nuclear Regulatory Commission had nominated me for the CIOC IT Solutions Challenge, I was excited to participate in...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 Problem Description - Tonya Eaton

    By: Tonya Eaton | 23 Apr 2015

    Thursday, April 9, 2015, was filled with continuous activities that allowed us to understand and contribute to the first workshop of the IT Solutions Challenge. It was great to hear encouraging words from multiple guest speakers throughout the day including Stephanie Brown’s graphic facilitation, which wrapped up a lot of...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 First Impressions - Edgar Pedroza

    By: Edgar Pedroza | 23 Apr 2015

    When I was first asked by the Chief Information Officer of the Department of the Interior, Sylvia Burns and the Geospatial Information Officer, Dr. Jerry Johnston, whether I would consider a nomination to serve on an exciting new committee being formed by the CIO Council, my first question was to...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge 2015 First Impressions - Jeremy Greenland

    By: Jeremy Greenland | 22 Apr 2015

    The Eisenhower Executive Office Building isn’t something you see every day. The architecture is beautiful and the décor is stunning. In short, it’s the kind of building that draws the eye. Yet today, instead of focusing on the room I was in, or the building, I found my eye drawn...

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  • GSA Partners with CIO Council to Move IT Shared Services Forward

    By: CIO Council Operations | 20 Apr 2015

    The CIO Council’s Executive Committee recently approved the transfer of its Shared Services Task Force to the General Service Administration’s Office of Government-wide Policy (OGP). This move will allow the Council to leverage OGP’s focus on creating customer focused, data-driven advisory services for agency executives. Serving as a just- in-...

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  • IT Solutions Challenge

    By: CIO Council Operations | 14 Apr 2015

    The IT Solutions Challenge consists of several small working groups of rising stars within the IT and IT acquisition communities who will identify issues within the Federal Government and work together over the course of six months to develop solutions to those problems. The goal was to tap into the...

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  • CIO Council to Sponsor First Annual IT Solutions Challenge

    By: Tony Scott | 04 Mar 2015

    It’s great to be up and running in my new job as Federal CIO. I’m looking forward to be working with Agency CIOs through the CIO Council, but I’m also interested in working with all levels of Federal IT and IT Acquisition workforces. That’s why I’m excited to announce the...

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