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Bureaucratic wall stands between DOD and Silicon Valley

Analysts say Defense Secretary Ashton Carter needs to seize the reins of the bureaucracy to push innovation.

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Commerce will likely have to extend IANA contract

An ambitious deadline to transition U.S. control over a key piece of global Internet architecture to an international multi-stakeholder group will likely not be met.

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The IRS and IT: Sorting fact from fiction

Once a "poster child for IT," the IRS's high-profile problems are now all too similar to those experienced by other agencies.

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Faster drone approval, DOD's Lab Day and a big-dollar robotics challenge

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Debating the Sino-Russian cyber pact

Mike Rogers, the former chairman of the House Intelligence Committee, weighed in on the growing Russian and Chinese threats to U.S. assets in cyberspace.

Big Data

'Irish cynics' talk big data's good, bad and ugly

Behind the buzzwords and pointless analytics lie real potential, but agencies and the private sector still struggle to use big data effectively.

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Geodata brokers, spear-phishing feds, a Data Act playbook and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Four reasons to start with system-wide visibility

As agencies consolidate their IT infrastructures and move to the cloud, infrastructure performance management becomes critical.


The disappearance of TaxmanKeith

Reddit's favorite 'IRS Employee' has deleted his account. His case demonstrates a demand for social media engagement that IRS policy isn't prepared to meet.

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Cloud brokers, the sequel

The broker definition continues to evolve as new roles emerge and cloud deployments become more complex.

Admiral Michael Rogers speaking at George Washington University on May 11, 2015.

NSA chief wary of proxies

Adm. Michael Rogers says nation-states might increasingly turn to surrogates to conduct cyberattacks.

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Pentagon frets over China's cyber capabilities

The annual report to Congress comes not long after the Chinese defense ministry objected to what it said was the offensive nature of the Pentagon's cyber strategy.

The 2015 Federal 100

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