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Michael G. Vickers, Under Secretary of Defense for Intelligence

U.S. intelligence challenged by technology, cyber

In what might be described as a State of U.S. Intelligence address, Undersecretary of Defense Michael Vickers said insecurity in cyberspace is on par with terrorism but IT can help with the challenge.

chip and PIN card terminal

Health IT office CIO, USDS hiring, chip-and-PIN cards and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

President Obama discusses high-tech job training during his 2015 State of the Union address.

The State of the Union's IT issues

Technology initiatives get a rare shout out in the president's annual message.

Rep. Mac Thornberry (R-Texas) at a July 2012 joint hearing of the House Armed Services Committee and the House Committee for Veterans Affairs (DOD Photo: Erin A. Kirk-Cuomo)

Pentagon oversight, cyber sharing, a DISA departure and a SOTU preview

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Ending the tyranny of passwords

Eliminating the hassle of entering multiple passwords to navigate secure sites online will spark heavier public use, possibly affecting federal networks down the road.

screen capture of HealthCare.gov site

CMS head Tavenner, who presided over rocky HealthCare.gov launch, steps down

Marilyn Tavenner was thrust into the spotlight after the ill-fated launch of HealthCare.gov in October 2013, and she was among the officials called on by Congress to explain the massive IT failure.

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A CTO manifesto

Two chief technology officers -- one government, one industry -- say their peers are perfectly positioned to help organizations chart a course for the future.

digital key

Clipping chips, health care phishing and USIS selling off

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

'You just move that rock a little at a time'

Women from a wide range of federal roles discuss what it really takes to lead in IT.

Lawmakers, former officials debate next move in cyberspace

The Obama administration has publicly accused North Korea of sponsoring the massive hack on Sony Pictures Entertainment, and levied fresh sanctions against the Hermit Kingdom. For some inside and outside of government, that's not enough.

Map app, data gap and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini leaving GSA next month

During his nearly three years on the job, GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini focused on building an innovation culture and overhauling the acquisition process.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.