Exec Tech


Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini: 'On the technology front, we're just getting going'

GSA's administrator talks with FCW about short-term hiring, long-term planning and Robert Frost.

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Israeli breakthrough and special ops RFI

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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NIST, NARA move to secure federal data on outside systems

New draft guidelines would apply to sensitive but unclassified data on contractors' IT systems and other nonfederal networks.

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NATO tests, Eshoo loses and Massachusetts challenges

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

CTO Todd Park

One man's 'detailed knowledge'...

Former CTO Todd Park told a House subcommittee that he didn't manage HealthCare.gov before its ill-fated launch.

soldiers using mobile device

Can mobility trump bureaucracy at DOD?

Randall Conway, director of C4 and information infrastructure in the DOD CIO office, says the Pentagon has no choice but to embrace commercial off-the-shelf mobile devices.

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Federal cloud spending projected to soar -- just not quite yet

Deltek's latest report forecasts a sharp increase in cloud investments by FY 2019, but lingering concerns will likely hinder spending until FY 2016.

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State Department tech sputters back to life

Employees at Foggy Bottom can now send and receive external emails, something they could not do Nov. 17, but still cannot access the Internet.

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DHS audit, S&T website and smartphone encryption

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Using IT to address the federal talent shortage

Better systems and talent science can help agencies fill vacancies faster -- and avoid making the wrong hires.

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A bold approach to transforming IT acquisition

Without a future vision and an appetite for risk, reforms lead down a rabbit hole. There is a better way.

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State Department shuts down unclassified email network

A breach at the State Department reportedly occurred in early October, around the same time as an attack on the White House's unclassified computer network.

Operation Jump Start

FCW is proud to support this Feb. 9 event to help the soldiers of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation Enduring Freedom transition to civilian careers.