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Yearly Archives: 2014

2014 HHS Accessibility Conference (Includes Video)

In October, 2014, the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) sought to work through some of the common obstacles to fully implementing Section 508 of the Americans with Disabilities Act as part of the National Disability Employment Awareness Month …

Building a Digital Democracy – Lessons from the D5 London summit

“Governments must keep up with the pace of technological change. That means offering the kind of services people want, in the way they want.” – Hon Francis Maude MP, Minister for the Cabinet Office, HM Government, UK Last week, I had the …

Streamlining Processes to Reduce Administrative Burden

I am pleased to address you as Acting DON CIO after having been appointed to serve in that capacity on 24 Oct. Though the office has been aligned with the DUSN (M) organization, the DON CIO will continue to maintain …

New Search Tool Driven by API Helps U.S. Companies Comply with Export Laws

Starting today, U.S. companies can use a simple tool to search the federal government’s Consolidated Screening List (CSL). The CSL is a streamlined collection of nine different “screening lists” from the U.S. Departments of Commerce, State, and the Treasury that contains names …

Looking Back on CIO Council’s Privacy Community of Practice 2014 Privacy Summit

The CIO Council’s Privacy Community of Practice hosted nearly 300 federal privacy professionals and their colleagues from finance, human resources, procurement, and IT in a one-day Privacy Summit at the U.S. Department of Transportation on November 3, 2014.  Last held …

Winners Announced in the Open Data by Design Contest

A little over a year ago, Secretary Moniz announced the launch of the American Energy Data Challenge.  The Challenge would consist of a series of four contests, combining open data and energy innovation, and drawing on the creativity of the American …

The Tech Exchange, hosted by HHS

The Tech Exchange, hosted by HHS, is a vendor free bi-annual federal cyber security conference. The Tech Exchange presents an opportunity for HHS and other Federal Agencies  to come together and share best practices, lessons learned, successes, as well as …

Acquisition and Technology – GSA using innovation and technology to assist the customer

Liz DelNegro is the Associate Chief Information Officer of Acquisition IT Services and our guest blogger for this post  In this second installment of a two-part blog post, Liz explains how GSA IT is working to enhance the customer experience …

Update on VA’s scheduling software system

We know how important it is to get a modern scheduling system in the hands of our employees so they can better meet the needs of Veterans in getting access to care they deserve. We have tried to be as …

Taking Steps to Improve Federal Information Security

In a rapidly changing technological environment, we must have robust procedures, policies, and systems in place to protect our nation’s most sensitive information. Growing cybersecurity threats make it ever more important for the Federal government to maintain comprehensive information security …


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