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Modernizing Federal IT: Part 1 – Catching up and Jumping Ahead

This post is the first in a series of entries from Social Security Administration CIO Rob Klopp that will consider issues associated with modernizing the US Federal IT infrastructure. First… here is a little about me. I came to the …

Modernizing Federal Information Policy

Today, the White House Office of Management and Budget (OMB) is proposing for the first time in fifteen years revisions to the Federal Government’s governing document establishing policies for the management of Federal information resources: Circular A-130, Managing Information as …

Africa Endeavor Highlights the Complexity of Communicating in a Mission Partner Environment

In addition to the joint force, the Army operates alongside a wide array of mission partners. These partners include allied and coalition members, international agencies and non-governmental organizations. As a result, the Mission Partner Environment (MPE) creates complex interoperability and …

Shaping the Path for Future Success

I am very pleased and honored to address you as the Department of the Navy (DON) Chief Information Officer (CIO). Much of my first month has been spent meeting key stakeholders in order to understand their roles and gain an …

Products Over Data – U.S. Department of Agriculture, Economic Research Service

The CIO Council’s Innovation Committee has released their fourth open data case study, Products Over Data, showcasing the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s (USDA) investment strategy for open data. Stakeholders from across the country and around the globe depend on USDA’s Economic Research Service …

How the CIO Council Made Our Open Data Prioritization Tool Kit More Open

A few weeks ago the Council’s Innovation Committee released the Open Data Prioritization Toolkit. The response to the toolkit has been positive, but we also heard back from the community asking why the Open Data toolkit’s summary was locked up …

USDA Participated in a “First of Its Kind” Camp for DC-Area Teens Focused Specifically on Open Data and Agriculture

Picture of the second session of the Open Data STEAM Summer Camp with 14-16 year olds. Summer has arrived and young people all over the country are enjoying their time spent in summer camps. And while many camps involve athletics …

DHS IT: Leading change, improving service, securing America

We all know technology is evolving at a rapid pace. DHS must be able to adopt the latest and most appropriate technologies in order to enable mission delivery. As a Department with national security responsibilities, we must also be cognizant …

A New Foundation for Technology Management

It has been over four months since I was appointed the U.S. Chief Information Officer (CIO). In that time, I have come to appreciate both the complexity of Federal information technology (IT) as well as the unprecedented opportunity of technology …

HTTPS-Everywhere for Government

Today, Federal CIO Tony Scott signed an OMB memorandum to enact the HTTPS-Only Standard for all Federal websites and web services. OMB first proposed the standard in March and requested comment from the public. During the feedback period, the proposal …


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