GAO: SSA IT Modernization Needs Better Metrics

The Social Security Administration needs to develop comprehensive metrics to effectively gauge the information technology modernization project it has undertaken the past decade, the Government Accountability Office said in a new report.

SSA Seeks IV&V Support for Information Assurance Program

The Social Security Administration intends to release a request for proposal for independent verification and validation support services for the agency’s Information Technology Information Assurance program.

SSA Seeks IV&V Support for Information Assurance Program

The Social Security Administration intends to release a request for proposal for independent verification and validation support services for the agency’s Information Technology Information Assurance program.

Social Security Updates Open Government Plan, Highlights the Crowd, FOIA, Open Source

Social Security Administration Commissioner Michael Astrue announced Monday that the agency has released an updated version of its open government plan.

Baitman Named New HHS CIO

Frank Baitman, former chief information officer at the Social Security Administration, is taking the same post within the Department of Health and Human Services.

E-Verify Self Check Now Available Nationwide

The Department of Homeland Security’s E-Verify Self Check program is now available nationwide in both English and Spanish.

New Sheriff in Town: SSA Picks HiSoftware

The Social Security Administration selected HiSoftware’s Compliance Sheriff product for deployment across its intranet and public-facing website, the company announced on Tuesday.

SSA Building New National Data Facility

According to GSA, the new building will incorporate innovative sustainable technologies, using energy-efficient heating and cooling systems, on-site renewable energy sources, water conservation, and the use of sustainable materials.

SSA CIO Addresses Accessibility

Social Security Administration CIO Frank Baitman outlined the work the CIO Council is doing to help federal agency’s improve accessibility in both their agency and the government as a whole.

Craigslist Founder Craig Newmark Joins Forces with SSA

Newmark will advise on social media for customer service and online authentication issues within SSA during his stint as a govie.

SSA Goes Star Trek, Tells Americans to ‘Boldly Go to socialsecurity.gov’

Gov Trekkies will appreciate the Social Security Administration’s new public service campaign featuring actress Patty Duke and Star Trek legend George Takei, advising Americans to “Boldly Go to www.socialsecurity.gov” in a series of eight Star Trek-themed commercials.