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The biggest information security risk for agencies isn't cyber

Federal security incidents increased 16 percent in FY 2014, and though "other" cyber investigations appear to be the culprit, "non-cyber" security concerns maintain the lead.

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News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Is your network ready for the cloud?

Cloud apps can turbocharge an agency's productivity, but only if the connectivity is tuned to support them.

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DHS procurement dodged a slow-moving bullet

Stop-and-start uncertainty had threatened deployment of the latest iteration of the Einstein automated intrusion-detection program.

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The uncertain marriage of CDM and FedRAMP

Two vast risk management programs are gradually converging. How smoothly and quickly they can do so remains an open question.

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End of (snow) days

The widespread use of teleworking has all but spelled the demise of the sleepy snow day.

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HHS CIO to get more control over HealthCare.gov

The move is one of the first concrete signs that the oversight weaknesses revealed during the flawed rollout of HealthCare.gov are being remedied by legislation.

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Next-gen telecom contract draws unconventional interest

GSA's Mary Davie said the agency is looking for contractors beyond traditional telecommunications providers.

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Top cyber brass warn Congress on sequestration

Mandatory cuts could have a "significant impact" on Cyber Command's ability to defend DOD information networks.

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What to make of the Sony hack

Never mind who was behind the breach -- there are some clear lessons for those who would like to avoid a repeat.

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8 mobile trends for 2015

A major trend is cost, says a DMI survey. If agencies continue using three or four devices per employee, the total price of ownership is going to get prohibitive.

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Clinton never used State.gov email as department head

Private account used extensively; scope of archiving unclear.

The 2015 Federal 100

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