Exec Tech


Roger Baker

How CIOs can use FITARA to get away from waterfall

The law’s certification and approval provisions empower CIOs to end outdated software development projects, says Agilex’s Roger Baker.

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A federal manager's guide to fantasy football

New report finds lessons in the popular pastime for building virtual teams in the workplace.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen to industry: 'Let's be real' with each other on cloud data

Acting DOD CIO expects commercial providers to share more data for the sake of cloud security, and says DOD will do the same. The Pentagon's next-gen email plans were also discussed.

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Accidental breach is top cyber threat concern

A survey of federal IT managers shows that while insiders pose a bigger danger, cybersecurity funding is targeted at exterior threats.

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A committee organizes, an app for snow days and a tool to fight vandals

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Surveillance disclosures haunt search for common ground on cybersecurity

The White House and Republicans in Congress are getting closer on cybersecurity, but industry has new concerns.

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Could this be the year for data-breach legislation?

Widespread support exists for creating a national data-breach reporting standard, but details remain to be ironed out.

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Fed data at risk in attacks on university computers

DHS is warning that a college's information-filled IT infrastructure can provide access to sensitive federal networks.

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GSA cloud, Marine Corps guidance and a UK cyber deal

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Satisfaction with fed customer service worst ever

The American Customer Satisfaction Index blames the decline on budget and staff cuts.

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IG blasts secrecy on JFK IT security lapses

The DHS inspector general says TSA is unduly classifying embarrassing IT practices at the New York airport.

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Mixed messages for VA IT

A report from Mandiant offers an upbeat assessment, but an IG report is critical of IT project management.

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