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Monthly Archives: November 2016

Modernizing Federal IT Part 7: What Does a Modern Application Look Like?

This is the seventh in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. You can find part 1 here, part 2 here, part 3 here and part 4 here, part 5 here, and part 6 …

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

By: Angela Bailey, Chief Human Capital Officer, Department of Homeland Security 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 …

My Priorities as the First U.S. Chief Information Security Officer

As the first U.S. Chief Information Security Officer (CISO), I am honored to be a part of a dynamic community across government working to improve our country’s cybersecurity posture. Throughout my  career in military and federal service, and a few …

Modernizing Federal IT Part 6: Agility and Evolving a Minimal Viable Product

  This post is sort of about IT Modernization, but mostly about a part of Agile software development; and Agile is critical to IT modernization. Here we will consider the concept of a Minimum Viable Product (MVP), one of the …

Why I’m Joining the Technology Transformation Service

This blog entry by Rob Cook, Commissioner of the Technology Transformation Service, was originally published on October 31st, 2016 on the GSA blog.    Some of my friends have asked what could possibly have gotten me to leave the life I …

Laying the Foundation for a More Secure, Modern Government

This blog entry by the Federal CIO, Tony Scott, was originally published on October 27th, 2016 on the White House blog.  America’s spirit of ingenuity and entrepreneurship created the world’s most innovative economy and keeps us dominant in today’s digital …

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