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Make the case for mobility

Winning approaches by federal leaders suggest that mobile success begins not with a device, but with a proper business plan.

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Data breaches a hot topic on the Hill

Two committees will be holding hearings this week, but the fate of legislation aimed at boosting the federal role in combatting data breaches remains uncertain.

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Three things to watch on information sharing

The ODNI'S Kshemendra Paul offers a guide to the 2014 Information Sharing Environment.

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A new goal for data center consolidation?

The latest figures on data center closures will be made public the first week of March.

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Mobile malware meets BYOD

Infections of malicious software in mobile devices surged by 20 percent in 2013, just as bring-your-own-device strategies are gaining greater acceptance in government.

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Study: Biz data collection a bigger worry than government

Three-quarters of those polled were more concerned about privacy than they were a year ago, and more cited business data collection, rather than government surveillance programs, as the reason.

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What federal agencies can learn from the Super Bowl

The public safety cloud that supports security at the event serves as a case study in connecting numerous disparate groups and people to identify and mitigate risks.

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Survey pinpoints data-storage concerns

Data security and downtime are two of the major worries for IT decision makers.

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GAO: Protect next-gen 911 from cyberattack

With multiple federal entities working on emergency response communications, GAO says DHS should take the lead.

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Walter Reed brings crisis communications system online

The Navy Yard shooting in D.C. and the Fort Hood attack in Texas have increased the focus on workplace security at government installations.

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GSA, DOD team up to bolster cyber protections

Acquisition reform did not get any attention during the State of the Union address, but that doesn't mean reform efforts are off the agenda.

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Moving to the cloud? Learn from CBP's mistakes

CTO Wolf Tombe's four years of early-adopter experience provides a host of hard-learned lessons.