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Applying Category Management Principles to Software Management Practices

This blog entry by Tony Scott and Anne Rung was originally published on June 2nd, 2016 on the White House blog. Applying Category Management Principles to Software Management Practices Today, the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) issued the second in …

Modernizing Federal IT Part 5: Modernizing Software Architecture

This is the fifth 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. In the next three posts we will …

Modernizing Federal IT: Part 4 Building a Modern Data Foundation

This is the fourth 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 and part 3 here. In this post we will consider how to develop …

Modernizing Federal IT: Part 3 Teasing Apart the Problem

This is the third in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. You can find part 1 here and part 2 here. This post will start to tease out the different technologies that …

Modernizing Federal IT: Part 2 – The Gravity of IP

This is the second in a series describing how the Social Security Administration is working towards a more modern IT infrastructure. You can find part 1 here. Most of you who are reading this series will expect to see an …

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 …

OMB Opens Door Into PortfolioStat Metrics

In 2009, the IT Dashboard was launched to shine light on the spending and performance of IT investments across the Federal Government. To build upon this transparency effort, OMB is releasing on the IT Dashboard—for the first time—IT performance metrics …

Navy: The ‘Cutting Edge’ Isn’t Always The Answer

Is newer always better (or necessary)? In today’s world, where technology changes in the blink of an eye, and the race to be faster, more capable, bigger, etc., moves at lightning speed, we sometimes forget to ask ourselves that very …

PortfolioStat 2.0: Driving Better Management and Efficiency in Federal IT

The President, in his 2013 inaugural address, charged us to, “harness new ideas and technology to remake our government, revamp our tax code, reform our schools, and empower our citizens with the skills they need to work harder, learn more, …

Doing More with Less: Taxpayers Will Save with Commerce’s New Adobe Contract

Last summer, President Obama launched the Campaign to Cut Waste, saying, “No amount of waste is acceptable, not when it’s your money. Just as families are living within their means, government should too, so we can invest in the things …


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