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IT Modernization in the News

shutterstock_139410728Despite the loss of billions of dollars of funding for IT modernization in the 2017 federal budget, agencies are making investments in their futures. Whether driven by a mandate to serve citizens better or to comply with regulations handed down from Congress, CIOs like LaVerne Council and Register of Copyrights, Maria Pallante are determined to bring their agencies and systems into the digital age.

Read on to find out where 18F, the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA), the United States Postal Services (USPS), and the Copyright Office are making strategic investments.

How Avi Bender and the Census Bureau Are Revolutionizing Digital Government

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Avi Bender, Chief Technology Officer at the Census Bureau, is on the leading edge of a monumental revolution in the federal government.  He’s already a pioneer in digital government, but with the 2020 Census just around the corner, he’s looking to invest in an infrastructure that will not only support the processing and analysis of data, but enable it to become a jewel in the crown of the federal government’s open data mandate.   In fact, The Census Bureau’s Lisa Blumerman, said recently that “[we]’re bringing the decennial census into the 21st century…This census is going to be like no other census.”

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…

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