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When it comes to finding ways to improve government information technology, the IT Solutions Challenge coordinated by the U.S. Federal CIO Council could be an effort worth imitating.

The challenge was unveiled in early March, and it launched in mid April. The big idea: Invite high-performing technology and acquisition professionals (federal employee levels GS 9 through 13) to participate in a six-month program to help identify and address policy and process challenges related to how the government identifies and purchases IT solutions.

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The Internet, then learning management systems, then social media and mobile have been stepping stones toward more participatory learning. There is now a new wave of technologies, such as 3D printing, artificial intelligence, and virtual reality, that promise to make learning even more immersive and enable students to experiment with taking an active role in creating content.

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IBM announced today that the U.S. Army selected IBM Hybrid Cloud to power the Logistics Support Activity (LOGSA) one of the biggest logistics systems in the U.S. federal government that provides on-time integrated logistics support of Army operations worldwide. LOGSA is home of the Logistics Information Warehouse (LIW), the Army’s official storehouse for collecting, storing, organizing and delivering logistics data. It provides critical logistics information capabilities through analytics tools and business intelligence solutions to acquire, manage, equip and sustain the materiel needs of the U.S. Army. LIW provides services to more than 65,000 users and 150 direct trading partners around the world.

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To achieve the intended benefits of the citizen experience, innovation will not only come in the form of new digital channels but also as a more comprehensive approach to redefining the citizen experience.

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