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Big Data

The intelligence community's big-data problem

Analyzing fragmented information that doesn’t come neatly packaged is a challenge most other government users of big data can relate to.

Defense Department CIO Teri Takai speaking at a Feb. 20, 2014, press conference.

DOD expects to add nine commercial cloud providers

CIO Teri Takai said four companies are currently approved to run cloud services for the military, though only one has been publicly disclosed.

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Data the key factor in mobile device management

Few people care about what happens to a device, points out Good Technology CTO Nicko van Someren, but most care what happens to the data on it.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

Cobert: TechStat will adapt to agile development

A renewed focus on improving IT delivery in the wake of HealthCare.gov’s troubles includes intervening earlier in the development cycle and examining the direction and risk of projects at the pilot stage.

Rear Adm. Robert Day, USCG

CIOs preach the power of resilience

Federal agencies not only need a disaster plan, they need to rehearse it repeatedly.

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Next thing to worry about: Cybercrime as a service

New report suggests the tools to penetrate protected systems are increasingly bought, not built.

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Beyond the buzz of big data

The Army and the SEC are two agencies putting big data to use right now.

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Study: Shared services could save government $28 billion

While three quarters of respondents said shared services are a strategic initiative for their agency CIOs, only about 40 percent of agencies have defined goals and objectives.

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Telework Week totals more than 160,000 participants

Mobile Work Exchange calculates that this year’s 163,495 Telework Week participants -- most of them federal employees -- saved nearly $14 million in commuting costs.

Obama and the budget

2013 lapses drive new performance goals

The cross-agency priority goals announced in the 2015 budget grew out of the failures of HealthCare.gov and NSA security in the Snowden affair.