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FEATURES

The best-laid plan?
Experts debate whether the National Strategy to Secure Cyberspace is still relevant — if it ever was

Preventive measures
Making software programmers more security-minded from the start can reduce costs and headaches later on

Lights out
Taking down part of the country’s fiber-optic network could be a crippling blow, but is it so easily done?



NEWS

Emergency war spending bill sacrifices IT
Bush shifts technology funds to border security

IWN moves to second phase

Williams, Doan get high marks at the start

Circuit

Intercepts



COMMENT

Editorial: Security: The VA’s reminder
Mistakes such as the recent theft of Department of Veterans Affairs data have consequences -- both good and bad.

Swire: Is data retention secure?



MANAGEMENT

McFarland confident about VA changes
Former CIO says recent data theft highlights need to transform internal IT governance

NOAA responds to IG's censure



TECHNOLOGY

Encryption from the database to the laptop PC
Vendor initiatives abound for securing sensitive data

The Pipeline

Quick look: Itronix goes semirugged



BUSINESS

Contractors seek edge by hiring former feds
Feds’ knowledge of acquisition regs considered a big plus

VA data theft sparks marketing blitz



POLICY

COOP policies lack leadership
Policy-makers push telework to the center of business continuity planning

Safety Act rule improves process

Lost conference costs more than dollars

Web tech could aid electronic health record push

Alliant contracts move ahead



FlipSide

Teresa Takai’s 10 tips for change


2014 Rising Star Awards

Help us find the next generation of leaders in federal IT.

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