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Weekly Roundup: December 18 - 31, 2016

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017 - 11:49
Tuesday, January 3, 2017 - 10:40
68 percent. Government Executive reports: “Sixty-eight percent of the federal government’s top career corps will experience their first presidential transition in January as senior executives, according to data from the Office of Personnel Management.”

Rob Foster

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 - 11:50
Mr. Rob Foster was selected as the Department of the Navy (DON) chief information officer (CIO) effective June 2015.  In support of the deputy under secretary of the navy for management, Mr. Foster heads the Office of the DON CIO and is the DON’s senior official and advisor on matters related to Information Management (IM), InformationTechnology (IT)/cyberspace, and Information Resources Management (IRM).

Rob Foster

Thursday, September 1st, 2016 - 11:29
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What are the IT priorities for the US Department of the Navy? How is the Navy leveraging mobility solutions? What is the US Navy doing to enhance its IT security. Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Rob Foster, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the Navy.
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Mon, 03/27/2017
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What are the IT priorities for the US Department of the Navy? How is the Navy leveraging mobility solutions? What is the US Navy doing to enhance its IT security. Join host Michael Keegan as he explores these questions and more with Rob Foster, Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of the Navy.

Successful IT Modernization Drives Business Outcomes

Friday, August 26th, 2016 - 11:15
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Friday, August 26, 2016 - 10:55
Federal Chief Information Officers, like their private sector CIO counterparts, lead the integration of information technology and organizational strategy.  CIOs must balance the daily needs of operational IT across their enterprise with how IT can contribute to longer term mission goals, while at the same time overseeing policy and resources for IT in a challenging fiscal environment.  U.S.

Blockchain-an Emerging Technology that has Promise to Address Functional and Security Needs in Healthcare IT

Tuesday, August 23rd, 2016 - 10:55
Tuesday, August 23, 2016 - 10:37
Remember when businesses all kept their own ledgers, which required updates as each new business transaction occurred? How about the added expenses that had to be paid to intermediaries adding margin for services?  And what about the inefficiencies as each business in the network (supplier, buyer, seller) all recorded the same transactions in their individual ledgers? While many businesses and industries, including healthcare, still operate this way, an emerging technology has great potential to advance Healthcare IT across the economy and in the government, namely “Blockchain.”

Encouraging and Sustaining Innovation in Government: Technology and Innovation in the Next Administration

Tuesday, August 16th, 2016 - 16:45
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Tuesday, August 16, 2016 - 13:01
Blog Co-Author:  Haynes Cooney

How Can CIOs Best Drive IT to Support Mission and Organizational Performance?

Tuesday, July 26th, 2016 - 9:38
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Tuesday, July 26, 2016 - 09:28
Federal Chief Information Officers, like their private sector CIO counterparts, lead the integration of information technology and organizational strategy.  CIOs must balance the daily needs of operational IT across their enterprise with how IT can contribute to longer term mission goals – including how government can best serve citizens with modern technology platforms, and protecting the nation from physical and cyber threats – while at the same time overseeing policy and resources for IT in a challenging fiscal environment.  U.S.

Creating a Dynamic and Agile IT Enterprise: Insights from Dr. David Bray, Chief Information Officer, Federal Communications Commission

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:57
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Dr. David Bray, FCC’s Chief Information Officer, orchestrated this transformation. He understood that making this IT vision into a reality would require introducing a myriad of challenges to how the FCC managed its IT systems and services. It would also involve affecting broader cultural change across the agency’s 18 different bureaus and offices. Most importantly, Bray recognized that the resources IT spent on maintaining existing systems were unsustainable and unacceptable for an organization that was supposed to be at the forefront of 21st century communications technology.

Transforming VA’s IT Organization to Better Serve Veterans: Insights from LaVerne Council, Assistant Secretary for Information Technology and Chief Information Officer, U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:57
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Though much has changed since that time, Lincoln’s sentiment remains constant in the mission of the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs. Changes in society, advances in technology, and the aftermath of recent military conflicts only underscore the importance of such a mission and the need to get it right.

Achieving IT Security Intelligence

Monday, July 18th, 2016 - 8:54
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No longer can security programs rely on “if it’s not broke, don’t fix it”–the bad guys could already be inside your systems, stealing your data or probing to get in. Too many CIOs and CISOs are looking for jobs because they thought their systems and data were secure when, in fact, the opposite was true. Security programs need effective protection of valuable information and systems to prevent data breaches and to comply with the ever-increasing federal compliance requirements (e.g., FISMA, the Privacy Act, NIST, OMB mandates, FedRAMP, HIPAA/HITECH, etc.).
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