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Machine learning, agency missions and finding the shape of the haystack

Will computers that take information in, build hierarchies and learn over time diminish the role of human judgment in government?

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The thousand natural shocks that cloud is heir to

Migrating to the cloud is no Shakespearean tragedy, but the road is not always a smooth one, either.

Rep. Ted Lieu (D-Calif.)

Q&A: Rep. Ted Lieu

The California Democrat with a degree in computer science chastises government for launching tech "when they know it's going to fail. We should just stop doing that."

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It didn't start (and doesn't end) with OPM

The lax security that made OPM an easy target permeates government, says ICIT study.

 Office of the Assistant Secretary for Preparedness and Response (ASPR) unveiled the HHS Response and Recovery Resources Compendium late mid July.

HHS develops resource portal, radiation detection tech

The aim is to provide an easy-to-use online catalog for quick disaster response.

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Defense health records, fed worker survey, Pentagon IT spending and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Dave Wennergren

What CIOs really think

Here are seven insights into the state of federal IT from the 25th annual CIO survey.

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Making the most of agency email scandals

Chief Records Officer Paul Wester would prefer that records management was done right, of course, but the political kerfuffles do offer a teachable moment.

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DOD looks to new analytics center to tackle insider threat

The Defense Insider Threat Management and Analysis Center is meant to be predictive rather than reactive, with the help of advances in big data.

White House plugs plan to boost immigration IT

The U.S. Digital Service wants to bring a more intuitive process and consistent look and feel to online immigration applications.

Paul Wilson leads the Federal Solutions Team at the Ken Blanchard Companies.

What smart succession planning requires

Leadership changes don’t have to be painful. Here are some tips for easing the transitions.

Network maps, moisture maps and stalled job growth

News and notes from around the federal IT community.