Exec Tech

Collaboration is wicked hard but essential

Cybersecurity demands leadership across agencies because of the widespread challenge it presents, says a new Brookings report.

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Divided by a common language

Using the same terminology -- and applying the same definitions to those terms -- is crucial in managing mobile and other IT services.

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FirstNet CIO builds up his shop

Jim Gwinn says he enjoys the feel of operating in what is essentially a high-tech startup inside government.

Jan E. Tighe, U.S. Navy Fleet Cyber Command

Sending cyber sense down the Navy chain of command

“Pockets of non-understanding” still plague the lower echelons of the Navy hierarchy when it comes to cybersecurity, says Vice Adm. Jan Tighe.

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Patient data the next IT frontier at VA

The VHA’s Kathleen Frisbee predicts that patient-generated data will swamp electronic health records in terms of volume.

Roger Waldron

Industry group challenges GSA's telecom services strategy

Some requirements in the Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions RFI could "unduly restrict competition," argues the Coalition for Government Procurement's Roger Waldron.


NOAA on target for polar satellite launch, says agency chief

A gap in polar satellite coverage could still occur, and there is no agency estimate on how long it might last.

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Army personnel database picks up where Pentagon left off

The Army's new pay and personnel system grew out of DoD's decision to cancel a department-wide database that the chairman of the Joint Chiefs called a disaster.

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Improving IT security by implementing better governance

As agency executives look to implement and reinforce cybersecurity as part of their overall IT and programmatic priorities, an important OMB policy and industry implementation framework can provide context and support by enabling sound IT governance.

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GSA looks to the next generation of telecom contracting

Mary Davie of the Office of Integrated Technology Services says the agency is prepping for a more complex and competitive future.

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Agency tech initiatives leaving money on the table

A MeriTalk study says another $19.7 billion could be saved through consolidation, virtualization, cloud computing, remote access and infrastructure diversification.

Ivy Estabrooke, Office of Naval Research

Linking research to real life (and to real-world budgets)

With a doctorate in neuroscience and a talent for finding funding, Ivy Estabrooke personifies the Office of Naval Research's straddling of science and military operations.