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IT Innovators Take Over the Federal Agencies

shutterstock_94855570U.S. Patent and Trademark Office Reveals Open Data Efforts in New Report
The U.S. Patent and Trademark Office recently released a reportrevealing the agency’s commitment to open data and to providing the user community with better access to data in the near term.   With their final plan due in the summer, the USPTO hopes to one day become an “API factory” for end users said Thomas Beach, a senior advisor for the agency.  You can read more on this story here…

IT Portfolio Management Essentials: Executive Buy-in, Modest Goals, and a Whole Lot of Patience

shutterstock_107929916One of the most fundamental ways in which agencies can reduce costs while increasing efficiency is to ensure they understand their system architecture and information technology ecosystem at a very granular level.  With this enhanced visibility into your infrastructure, applications, and systems, agencies can then make correlations from these assets back to mission objectives in order to gauge where there is potential to eliminate redundancy and waste.

Department of Commerce and FDIC Leverage IT to Transform and Modernize Effectively

shutterstock_234708769 This month’s ModernGOV Summit, hosted by FCW and Software AG Government Solutions was an engaging and educational event that brought together IT and business leaders from the federal government to share best practices and discuss the many pressing issues agencies face today. Two of the several government presenters that day included Steven Cooper, the Chief Information Officer (CIO) at the U.S. Department of Commerce and Dr. Barry West, Chief Information Officer (CIO), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). Their keynote presentations kicked off the morning and afternoon sessions targeted at sharing how IT can enable the types of transformation that will help agencies become more efficient in their mission delivery.


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