Weekly Roundup January 22, 2016

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The IBM Center's Weekly Roundup highlights articles and insights that we found interesting for the week ending January 22.

On the Radio Hour

Ronald Layton
Deputy Chief Information Officer
U.S. Secret Service

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Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications, National Protection and Programs Directorate, U.S. Department of Homeland Security
Enhancing Cybersecurity in a World of Real- Time Threats: Insights from Dr. Phyllis Schneck, Deputy Under Secretary for Cybersecurity and Communications,...

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Idea to retire: A federal budget process that inhibits IT innovation
Thursday, February 4, 2016 - 16:06
For government to leverage private sector innovations, agencies need flexibility to experiment with and adopt new...
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The IT Consolidation process can be simplified through the use of IBM’s discovery, analysis and migration tool suite.
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Articles we found interesting, the week of March 7, 2011
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To encourage industry-driven, competitive solutions, CIOs should focus on “what” rather than “how”. 5E decision framework is a methodical approach to identifying IT consolidation targets. With no reprieve from budget deficits and greater investment scrutiny, 5E additionally allows CIOs to formulate a strong business case. This post explores Execution- the Last of the five Es.
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To encourage industry-driven, competitive solutions, CIOs should focus on “what” rather than “how”. 5E decision framework is a methodical approach to identifying IT consolidation targets. With no reprieve from budget deficits and greater investment scrutiny, 5E additionally allows CIOs to formulate a strong business case. This post explores Execution- the Last of the five Es.
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The Obama Administration’s FY 2012 Budget lays a clear path forward for priorities that will garner resources over the next two years. OMB is also pointing the way forward past that, asking whether government can find a way to leverage more commercial assets to save costs and improve efficiency and service quality. The Budget shows us “now” and “next”; the discussion has begun of what happens “after next”.
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To encourage industry-driven, competitive solutions, CIOs should focus on “what” rather than “how”. 5E decision framework is a methodical approach to identifying IT consolidation targets. With no reprieve from budget deficits and greater investment scrutiny, 5E additionally allows CIOs to formulate a strong business case. This post explores Exposure- the fourth of the five Es.
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Given the budget challenge faced today, Federal organizations will be pushed to identify opportunities to move to COTS, reduce O&M expenditures, and temper seemingly unique requirements.
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To encourage industry-driven, competitive solutions, CIOs should focus on “what” rather than “how." 5E decision framework is a methodical approach to identifying IT consolidation targets. With no reprieve from budget deficits and greater investment scrutiny, 5E additionally allows CIOs to formulate a strong business case. This post explores Efficiency- the third of the five Es.
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“We can’t get any of this done without a really good staff. We need to have a strong government employee base within our IT functions to make this work, so getting that right balance [between contractor and employee] is really critical.”
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The Administration has made major strides in making more information transparent, and creating opportunities to use information to participate and collaborate in the processes of government. Agencies and external stakeholders alike must now work to increase the value of government information. The goal is not to reduce the amount of information available to the public, but to ensure that relevant, high value information is readily usable.
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