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December 06, 2016
12 Days of Federal Government Holiday Apps

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  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 …

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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 …

Gen. Gregory Touhill
November 16, 2016
My Priorities as the First U.S. Chief Information Security Officer

Gen. Gregory Touhill, Former U.S. Chief Information Security Officer, Office of Management and Budget

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 …

Rob Klopp
November 07, 2016
Modernizing Federal IT Part 6: Agility and Evolving a Minimal Viable Product

Rob Klopp, Chief Information Officer, Social Security Administration

  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 …

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November 04, 2016
Why I’m Joining the Technology Transformation Service

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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 …

Tony Scott
November 04, 2016
Laying the Foundation for a More Secure, Modern Government

Tony Scott, Former U.S. Chief Information Officer, Office of Management & Budget

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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October 20, 2016
Building a Data Center Community of Practice

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This blog entry by the Dan Pomeroy, Director, DCOI Managing Partner PMO, was originally published on October 19th, 2016 on the GSA blog.  This month over one hundred government data center representatives from around the country participated in the second meeting of the …