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David Cotton, Deputy DoD CIO for Information Enterprise at United States Department of Defense

Cracking down on poor cyber hygiene

DOD Deputy CIO David Cotton says stricter enforcement of cyber hygiene standards at the Pentagon comes as users still struggle with basic security measures.

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Britain's cyber envoy, in his own words

The Anglo-American relationship in cyberspace is flourishing thanks in part to bilateral measures agreed to by Prime Minister David Cameron and President Barack Obama.

Kathy Conrad, Martha Dorris, and Darlene Meskell of GSA.

GSA's Dorris honored, Ambrose moves to VA and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What workers – especially millenials – want

Agencies and industry face mounting challenges as young, telecommuting employees feel less engaged with their work. How can leaders keep talent from disconnecting or leaving altogether?

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IT a big reason Congress is pondering a private air traffic control system

While the safety record of the FAA-operated air traffic control system leads the world, stakeholders are concerned about the slow pace of technological upgrades.

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Survey: 'Always-on' mindset slow to penetrate government

A new survey of federal IT professionals found that 51 percent need a day or more to find and fix app performance problems.

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Tech firms, privacy advocates push White House on encryption

A group that includes Google, Apple and Microsoft wants the Obama administration to drop efforts to provide law enforcement with access to encrypted communications.

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Can Wikipedia forecast the flu?

Researchers at Los Alamos National Laboratory say Wikipedia article access logs are highly correlated with historical influenza-like illness records.

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Why acquisition reforms fall short

After two decades of good intentions, it's time for an enterprise strategy for IT acquisition and management.

Map of the police departments participating in the White House Police Data Initiative.

Police Data Initiative aims to 'increase transparency'

Two goals of the Police Data Initiative are to enhance interoperability of systems and make it easier to extract useful insights from collected data.

Shared financial management

FITARA implementation, simple innovation and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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

State Department presents cyber norms to Congress

Maryland Democrat Benjamin Cardin is skeptical about how U.S. cyber adversaries will receive the State Department’s newly released peacetime norms for cyberspace.

The 2015 Federal 100

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