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Frontis B. Wiggins III
February 24, 2017
Let’s Talk FITARA

Frontis B. Wiggins III, Chief Information Officer, Department of State

This blog entry by Department of State CIO Frontis Wiggins, was originally published on December 9th, 2016 on LinkedIn.  Earlier this week, I testified before the House Committee on Oversight and Government Reform Subcommittee on Information Technology about the Department of State’s …

Jason Gray
February 07, 2017
Implementing FITARA Together

Jason Gray, Chief Information Officer, Department of Education

The Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act (FITARA) has provided the visibility that I need to do my job. Notably, as the Chief Information Officer (CIO) of the Department of Education, it gives me voting and veto rights on the review …

CIO Council
January 19, 2017
CIO Council Releases State of Federal IT Report

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Over the past six months, the Federal CIO Council (CIOC), in partnership with GSA’s Office of Government-wide Policy, worked to author a report that would provide an understanding of where Federal IT is and how to continue to improve on …

CIO Council
January 19, 2017
Automatic HTTPS Enforcement for New Executive Branch .gov Domains

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By: Marina Fox and Eric Mill, GSA   HTTPS is a necessary baseline for security on the modern web. Non-secure HTTP connections lack integrity protection, and can be used to attack citizens, foreign nationals, and government staff. HTTPS provides increased …

Rob Klopp
January 09, 2017
Modernizing Federal IT Part 8: The Proof is in the Pudding, Disability Case Processing System 2 (DCPS2) goes Live

Rob Klopp, Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration

This is the eighth 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, part 6 here, …

CIO Council Operations
December 06, 2016
12 Days of Federal Government Holiday Apps

CIO Council Operations

  1. USPS Mobile by the United States Postal Service This app is great for shipping holiday presents. You can schedule package pick up, track your shipments, and look up zip codes among other features.   2. Smart Traveler by …

Rob Klopp
November 22, 2016
Modernizing Federal IT Part 7: What Does a Modern Application Look Like?

Rob Klopp, Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration

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 …

CIO Council Operations
November 21, 2016
How to Snag Talent to Fill Critical Cybersecurity Positions at Your Agency

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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 …