Exec Tech


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VA still dragging feet in answering congressional inquiries

Veterans Affairs has not fully responded to questions from Congress about data breaches dating back almost two years.

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Report reveals feds’ mobile security gaps

Federal employees are much more likely to play fast and loose with mobile security than with a desktop computer, a new study says.

DHS St. Elizabeth

Telework, IT could aid in 'major reassessment' of DHS HQ consolidation

Congressional report finds department has not factored tech advances into its space needs at St. Elizabeth's campus.

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Encryption challenges move to the cloud

Cloud computing is expanding the data encryption and key management issues agencies face.

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Defense Health Agency focusing on IT for savings, efficiencies

Beyond migrating to a new electronic health records system, the agency is consolidating IT infrastructure, moving to DOD enterprise email and boosting R&D.

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Looking for LinkedIn's next tipping point

Will 2014 see feds start to actively engage in the social network?

Ben Balter

Seizing the real open-gov opportunity

GitHub’s government evangelist, a former Presidential Innovation Fellow, says collaboration, not cost, could be the big win of 2014.

GAO Dave Powner

What to expect from GAO this year

The congressional watchdog's director of IT management issues previews the upcoming oversight agenda.

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Data center closures continue apace -- or do they?

OMB is close to achieving its original target for FDCCI, but that goal was set before the actual number of data centers was revealed to be more than double the initial estimates.

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A better, more social government in 2014

The General Services Administration's social media program manager has a short list of signals to watch.

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The Internet of Everything is worth trillions

New value of $14.4 trillion will be created in the private sector worldwide and $4.6 trillion in the public sector, according to an analysis from Cisco.

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IT aids best practices for citizen engagement

A new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government says IT is a boon to the public’s involvement in government problem-solving.