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Cloud offers a taste of Silicon Valley on the Potomac

DHS’s Keith Trippie says the cloud can boost government innovation while cutting up-front costs.

Margie Graves

A surprise turn in the spotlight

Margie Graves has been a behind-the-scenes force for DHS since 2003. Last year, however, brought newfound visibility -- not all of it welcome.

Richard Spires

IT infrastructure: The role of the cloud

Richard Spires explains how agencies can plan for an orderly and forward-looking consolidation.

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DISA piloting DOD cloud security model

DOD agencies are testing framework with controlled unclassified information.

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Grant seeks to counter attacks on power grid

The risk of cyberattacks on physical infrastructure is growing at the same time the threat to federal computer networks has increased.

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New report details federal best practices in telework

The Mobile Work Exchange has released a guide to telework success, developed in conjunction with OPM.

President Obama spoke Jan. 17, 2014, on the NSA and surveillance reforms

Obama trims intelligence gathering

The presidential directive places new limits on the collection of data on Americans' communications, but the gathering of data will continue.

Arati Prabhakar

DARPA in 2014: Director Arati Prabhakar looks ahead

The specific technologies change, but the research agency's director asserts that the "mission has been unchanged in 55 years."

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DHS kicks off continuous monitoring contract

Hewlett Packard, Northrop Grumman, Knowledge Consulting and Technica won the initial task orders.

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Education data could smooth financial aid applications

The latest big-data initiative encourages developers to create APIs to streamline the process of applying for college aid, among other activities.

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Next up for acquisition workforce: virtual training

The Federal Acquisition Institute wants to develop mobile apps to help employees experiment with techniques and strategies in a low-risk environment.

compass innovation

Federal IT's Fosbury Flop

FCW's Troy Schneider asks: In 2014, can something change everything?