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Monthly Archives: January 2009

25 Point Plan Redirect

Wanted: Cool Apps that Fight Crime

When mobile phone users get tired of playing games, they can download a seriously cool app—one that helps the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) find fugitives, terrorists, and missing kids. With the latest information provided directly from the FBI, the …

Guidance on Establishing a Federal Privacy Office

Two new publications offer guidance to Federal personnel seeking to establish or streamline a privacy office: “Best Practices: Elements of a Federal Privacy Program,” by the Federal CIO Council Privacy Committee, and the “Guide to Implementing Privacy,” by the Department …

CIO University

Introduction Frequently Asked Questions Partner Universities   Welcome to CIO University We are not an actual brick and mortar building; rather on behalf of the federal government we coordinate with a group of partner universities (a virtual consortium) which offers …

Flu Prevention Goes “Viral” at CDC

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) is kicking off National Influenza Vaccination Week (December 5-11) with flu-fighting social media tactics on Facebook, Twitter, and virtual worlds such as Whyville. As flu season activity increases, these efforts tie into …

Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel Launches Shared First and Future First Initiatives

On October 25th, Federal CIO Steven VanRoekel, in a speech at the Churchill Club in Palo Alto, CA, laid out his priorities and vision for the Federal IT landscape. At the speech, his first public address, VanRoekel laid out his …

Earth Day – IT Creating an Open Environment

By Linda Travers, Acting CIO, EPA “We all breathe the same air,” President John F. Kennedy said in a 1963 commencement address about world peace. While it’s true that we all do breathe the same air, it is also true …

DAU Gives Acquisitions a Mall Makeover

Acquisition professionals can now “go shopping” for knowledge resources, thanks to the Service Acquisition Mall (SAM). SAM is a knowledge-sharing platform created by Defense Acquisition University (DAU) that promotes collaboration among acquisition professionals at any level: local, state, Federal, and …

IT Reform at the Department of Veterans Affairs

As perhaps the largest consolidated IT organization in the world, our goal at VA is to also be the best IT organization in the federal government. So we are frequent users of the words “Transformation” and “Reform.” Most importantly, we …


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