Brigadier General Kevin J. Nally, Deputy Chief Information Officer (Marine Corps)

Marine Corps CIO focuses on collapsing networks

Three months after the Marine Corps commandant issued IT-focused guidance, CIO Brig. Gen. Kevin Nally offered an update on how the Corps is meeting key goals, from network consolidation to mobility.

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FITARA guidance, broadband pitches, a GSA hackathon and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GSA widens telecom collaboration efforts

The first of three sessions on the NS2020 strategy provided a glimpse of industry concerns about the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract.

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Overcoming fear of the inspector general

Kymm McCabe warns that overly aggressive oversight is costing a fortune and killing off needed communication.

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A cyber poll, traveler data, HHS innovators and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Coordinator for Cyber Issues at the Department of State,  Christopher Painter.

Cyber treaty not in the cards

The fast-changing nature of cyberspace makes any big-bang international deal on cyber norms infeasible, says the State Department's coordinator for cyber issues.

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Former DISA comptroller alleges retaliation

In an exclusive interview, Jimaye Sones, who was Defense Information Systems Agency comptroller from 2005 to 2013, says he was reassigned after revealing questionable accounting practices at the agency.

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AWS earnings and FAA drones

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Keith Alexander speaking at the 2015 RSA conference

NSA's Silicon Valley outreach a work in progress

The wounds left by disclosures of National Security Agency surveillance may not have healed, but the NSA will continue to plumb Silicon Valley for talent.

Ashton Carter

Rewiring the Pentagon: Carter's new cyber strategy

After two months on the job studying DOD's cybersecurity and IT needs, Secretary Ashton Carter is set to unveil a new Pentagon cyber strategy in Silicon Valley.

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A SEWP explainer, an IG appeal and transportation info sharing

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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CERT boss: Classification shouldn't hinder info sharing

On a visit to Silicon Valley, U.S. Computer Emergency Readiness Team Director Ann Barron-DiCamillo spoke with FCW about Heartbleed, DHS's standing with the private sector and her team's main task, threat information dissemination.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.