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Monthly Archives: February 2015

DHS Welcomes Tony Scott, our new Federal CIO

On behalf of the DHS IT community and as the Vice-Chair of the Federal CIO Council, I would like to welcome Mr. Tony Scott as our new Federal Chief Information Officer. Mr. Scott’s exemplary information technology background includes serving as …

Innovation in Development and Training

GSA has become the leader in providing innovative, mobile-ready and cloud-based solutions so our staff can work anywhere. Mike Seckar, head of Government-wide and Enterprise Solutions and our guest blogger, explains how GSA uses a new process to build systems …

eSCRM Program Overview

Cybersecurity attacks disrupt, destroy, and compromise components across manufacturing supply chains and create risks that transcend agencies, departments, and organizations.  Cyber risk is especially acute in critical infrastructure, where there is increasing reliance on information communication technology (ICT) components and …

CIO Council Looks to Data to Optimize IT Workforce

The Council’s Workforce Committee has completed a data collection and analysis effort to identify opportunities to sharpen the Federal IT workforce. As part of the Administration’s Smarter IT initiative, Deputy Federal CIO Lisa Schlosser asked the CIO Council to help …

One Year Later – USDA in the Brave New World of Open Data

It’s hard to believe that it has been a year since USDA embarked on its push to make its data available to you.  As you know, open data is free, public data that can be used to: launch commercial and …

Enabling Success Today and Tomorrow!

I am pleased to announce the publication of the Army Network Campaign Plan (ANCP). As the Army continues to be regionally aligned and globally responsive, our network must adapt to meet the business and operational needs of commanders across the …

Phishing Is As Quick As Clicking One Click Too Many

There are all sorts of impersonators working to obtain our personal information.  Phishing is a malicious attempt to collect personal and/or financial information for illegal purposes by masquerading as an email from a trustworthy entity. Phishing has proven to be …

The Next U.S. Chief Information Officer

The President’s announcement today of Tony Scott as the next United States Chief Information Officer is an important opportunity for our Nation. With the radical evolution of information technology (IT), the Federal Government has unprecedented opportunity to enhance how we …

2015 IT Job Shadow Day Kicks Off Today

The CIO Council Workforce Committee, in partnership with Junior Achievement of Greater Washington, is hosting the 11th Annual IT Job Shadow Day today (not coincidentally on Groundhog Day). This event pairs Federal Agencies with area high school students who are …

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