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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 …

Congratulating the Winning IT Solutions Challenge Teams

Earlier this year, I announced the first-ever CIO Council IT Solutions Challenge to find innovative solutions based on the fresh perspectives of the best and brightest up-and-coming IT staff Federal agencies had to offer. In late October, we concluded the …

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 …

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 …

Leveraging Data Through Partnerships – U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID)

The CIO Council Innovation Committee has released their third Open Data Case Study, Leveraging Data Through Partnerships, showcasing the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID). USAID carries out U.S. foreign policy by promoting broad-scale human progress. At the same time it …

CIO Council Releases Open Data Prioritization Toolkit

Today the Federal CIO Council’s Innovation Committee is releasing the Open Data Prioritization Toolkit. The toolkit assists agencies with evaluating and prioritizing datasets for release. It consists of tools, workbooks, and resources to help agencies evaluate datasets on the criteria …

Solve Federal IT Problems Through Cross-Collaboration

39 participants. 17 agencies. 6 months. Earlier this year, the CIO Council launched the IT Solutions Challenge, an initiative to engage GS 9-13 level rising stars in the IT and IT acquisition community. Participants identify shared challenges, those challenges where …

DOT presses forward on National Address Database

When you call 911 in an emergency, you expect responders to be able to find you. That the system might stumble trying to translate your address into the geospatial coordinates doesn’t occur to you for even a moment.  Nor should …

GSA Releases Tool to Facilitate Adoption of Best Practices for Federal Websites

  Earlier this week, GSA launched Pulse.cio.gov – a public dashboard that displays how well all federal domains are performing in accordance with government-wide web policy requirements and best practices. Pulse was created to give agencies and the public access …

Department of Transportation Open Data Case Study: Connecting Data Through Mission

The CIO Council Innovation Committee has released their second open data case study, Connecting Data Through Mission, showcasing the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) usage of open data. Across highway, rail, maritime, and sky, DOT provides for an efficient, economical, and safe …


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