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SSAB Systems Speaker Series

May 6, 2021

The Board’s systems speaker series is an ongoing effort to help educate the public about Social Security’s IT modernization.


May 21, 2021 – Modernizing Legacy IT Systems

On Friday afternoon, May 21, from 10 am to 12 pm EDT, the Board will host its third systems speaker series event on IT legacy modernization. Kevin C. Walsh, the Director of IT and Cybersecurity at the Government Accountability Office, and Robert Klopp, Owner/Principal Consultant at Skyland Digital Services and former Deputy Commissioner for Systems and Chief Information Officer at Social Security, will present.

[Register for the Systems Speaker Series]



March 26, 2021 – Digital Identity

Phil Lam, Executive Director of Identity at the General Services Administration, presented on the Federal government’s approach to digital identity as a shared service, including the status of Blake Hall, Co-Founder and CEO of presented on the identity authentication approach currently used by Social Security.

Digital Identity

January 21, 2021 – Historical Overview of Social Security’s IT Systems

Dr. Renny DiPentima, the former Deputy Commissioner of Systems at Social Security, provided a historical overview of Social Security’s IT systems.

IT Systems History