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GSA’s entity validation request for proposal is flawed

The plan to create a government-run identifier raises intellectual property concerns and duplicates private sector efforts.

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State of PA takes on digital transformation initiative to improve citizen services

An interview with John MacMillan, Deputy Secretary for Information Technology and CIO for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, on the need to improve citizen services in PA.

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U.S. Digital Service recruits Silicon Valley innovators, like Matt Cutts, to modernize government technology

An interview with Matt Cutts (of Google fame), who now heads the US Digital Service – a group of designers, engineers, and product managers who bring the best practices from industry into the government to try to make services work...

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Redefining what security means for federal agencies

Federal agencies are starting to use data provided by routine cybersecurity protocols to identify new ways to increase efficiencies and optimize citizen service.

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Powering AI for government

In the coming years, artificial intelligence will become increasingly pervasive, spurring massive innovation across the private and public sectors. This development offers governments large and small major opportunities to surmount...

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Budget constraints can kill IT innovation … but only if you let them

Focusing too much on costs can result in a race to the bottom, says Chad Sheridan, CIO of USDA's Risk Management Agency. Instead, Federal CIOs (who know a thing or two about working in a budget-challenged environment) are looking to a...

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Federal CIOs, racing to modernize IT, get a boost from the White House

New executive order promises to help CIOs take control over agency IT as they pursue hybrid cloud and "everything as a service".

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For government CIOs, accountability comes without authority

Federal CIO Suzette Kent sees progress for federal CIOs, but says more needs to be done to make tech leaders full-fledged partners with top agency brass.

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How the State of Georgia provides innovative digital services to citizens

An interview with Nikhil Deshpande of Office of Digital Services for the State of Georgia on how he and his team provides digital services to digital citizens in innovative ways.

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Information governance in the federal government

Inexcusable mismanagement of classified data, secret e-mail accounts and wanton destruction of public information demonstrate that there isn’t any information governance happening in the federal government.

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CIO Leadership Live with Joel Jacobs, CIO at MITRE Corp. | Ep 4

Show host Maryfran Johnson talks with CIO Joel Jacobs of MITRE Corp., a private non-profit research organization that provides consulting, engineering, and technical services for numerous federal government agencies. A big part of its...

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U.S. Cyber Command gains status | Salted Hash Ep 1, Pt 2

Reporters Steve Ragan and Fahmida Rashid discuss the implications of the U.S. Cyber Command's recent elevation in status, putting it on the same level as the military’s other functional combatant commands.

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For tech's sake! Another government tech plan?

The best technology plan ever? Pouring a bucket of tech on dysfunctional managers and business processes doesn't solve business problems.

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Obama White House Deputy CTO Jennifer Pahlka on global government, citizen-centric digital transformation

Code for America CEO Jen Pahlka explains why global governments must developed user-centered services.

18F co-founder and former Presidential Innovation Fellow Rob Read’s tips on government IT modernization

Robert L. Read, who left being the Director of Development at Planview, Inc. to be a Presidential Innovation Fellow in 2013 and helped create 18F and 18F Consulting, shares his thoughts on modernizing government legacy systems.

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Harvard students partner with U.S. government to address digital skills gaps

Neel Mehta, a senior Computer Science major at Harvard University with a 4.0 GPA, is passionate about civic tech, and there were no good civic tech internship programs around for undergraduates to engage with government, so he started...

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How Nebraska successfully consolidated state IT services

Ed Toner, CIO of the state of Nebraska deployed ITSM to consolidate state IT services and improve quality while reducing costs and risk.

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SAP has designs on new government business

Steve Ballmer's latest hobby, USAfacts.org, cast a spotlight on the effectiveness of local, state and federal governments when it launched in April. Its easy-to-read dashboards allow ordinary citizens to compare government's...

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