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Kelli Bell

This Rising Star leads the team that is in charge of conducting risk assessments for the Navy's IT systems.

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Preparing for the future of federal IT

Agency leaders must proactively invest time, energy and resources to shape the future rather than reactively wait for change to happen.

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With Hagel leaving, what now for the innovation initiative?

Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel is stepping down, but the innovation initiative he announced Nov. 15 could live on. FCW interviewed three former high-ranking officials about what it will take for the effort to succeed.

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4 ways in-memory computing can bring agencies up to speed

As costs have come down and capacity has soared, the benefits extend to both budgets and performance.

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Updated fish drone monitors dam dangers

Data gathered by the Sensor Fish could aid in redesigning dams' hydroturbine chambers, where abrupt changes in pressure can kill salmon.

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Guess which agency Americans think performs best?

A new Gallup Poll finds respondents happier with the oft-disparaged Postal Service than any other major federal agency.

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Spectrum auction yields billions, CFPB signs IT deal, TIGER turns 25 and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

For Army cyber, it's on-the-job training

Army Cyber Command Sgt. Maj. Rodney Harris says the Army is learning as it goes along in the uncharted terrain of cybersecurity.

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Los Alamos uses Wikipedia to predict disease outbreaks

Researchers aim for "an operational disease monitoring and forecasting system with open data and open source code."

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Why the grid needs CDM

A Chertoff Group study assesses the state of readiness for U.S. critical infrastructure.

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Agencies might need to rethink telework security

A rash of breaches that some fear could be tied to VPN connections is raising concerns about the security of federal telework programs.

Michael Rogers

NSA director predicts major cyberattack by 2025

Adm. Michael Rogers, leader of NSA and U.S. Cyber Command, testified on Capitol Hill on Nov. 20 about pending cybersecurity legislation.

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.