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Optimistic for 2014

Alan Balutis outlines his reasons for optimism when it comes to federal IT.

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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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Some small firms doubt efficacy of SBA assistance

The Small Business Administration’s 8(a) program fails to prepare potential vendors for the competitive environment of federal contracting, says a new study.

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IT systems as a team sport has everyone focused on technology and acquisition, but Bob Woods argues that the real emphasis should be on knowing one's stakeholders.

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Agencies launch online complaint system for veteran education

The effort involves a half-dozen federal agencies and is intended to smooth the GI Bill process for veterans and dependents.

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Can acquisition be improved through fun and games?

ASI Government's Lisa Akers argues that the real potential is in training and developing critical thinking.

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Defense, DHS, VA drive rise in federal employment

Three national-security related departments accounted for 77 percent of the total government-wide increase in compensation from 2004 to 2012.

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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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Security clearance reform: more questions than answers

Many of the proposed solutions rely on the use of IT – automation, continuous evaluation and shared data banks between agencies.

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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.