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Monthly Archives: June 2011

Vivek’s Legacy

Submitted by Richard A. Spires, CIO of Department of Homeland Security and Vice Chair of the Federal CIO Council uring the past two years, I have worked closely with Vivek Kundra, the US CIO, in both my capacity as the …

Flag Day Marks 15 Years Of Innovation At GSA

On Tuesday, June 14th, the nation observed Flag Day, and this year’s holiday marked the 15th anniversary of a remarkable milestone here at GSA.  On June 14th, 1996, GSA reached its goal of giving each of its employees access to …

Our Nation’s First Federal CIO

Posted by Jack Lew on June 16, 2011 at 09:13 AM EDT (from whitehouse.gov) Today, Vivek Kundra, our nation’s first federal Chief Information Officer (CIO) announced that later this summer he will be leaving the post for a fellowship at …

IT Reform at the National Archives and Records Administration

Here at the National Archives and Records Administration, we have never been more excited about the role that information technology is playing in organizing, storing, governing, and providing access to our Nation’s records. We have been working hard to carry …

IT Reform at the Department of Education

At the Department of Education, the IT reform process is helping us in significant ways to promote student achievement and prepare for global competitiveness. Tracking student progress and achievement throughout the nation is essential to our ability to know how …

GSA and the 25-Point IT Reform Plan

IT Reforms at the General Services Administration Over the last six months, we have executed on IT reforms that will not only impact the efficiency and effectiveness of GSA’s IT portfolio and infrastructure, but will also have a wide reaching …

IT Reform at the National Science Foundation

Over the past six months, we have been diligently working to support and execute the 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management. Although the National Science Foundation has its own unique issues and needs regarding information technology, the …

IT Reform at the Department of State

The first six months of fulfilling the 25 Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal IT Management have had a positive effect at the Department of State. Our team has been hard at work executing these important strategic changes, and I …

IT Reform at the Social Security Administration

Last month, SSA made news when we announced that we would put the Social Security Statement online, and discontinue mail delivery of paper statements. The statement was mailed annually to every American 25 and older who has contributed to Social …

IT Reform: GSA Issues Draft SOW for Comment on a Government-wide, Online Platform

As noted in the 25-Point Implementation Plan to Reform Federal Information Technology Management, the Federal Government benefits greatly when there is broad engagement with industry before an IT project is initiated. Inexpensive yet efficient solutions for this kind of engagement …


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