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Cloud brokers, the sequel

The broker definition continues to evolve as new roles emerge and cloud deployments become more complex.

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Senators question Thrift Savings Plan's security

The chairman and ranking member of the Senate Homeland Security and Governmental Affairs Committee want to know more about TSP's cybersecurity.

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Why insider threats keep succeeding

Outdated security models rarely address insider threats, argues John Sellers, and perimeter defense and background checks are not going to keep attackers out.

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5 ways to turn big data into better government

USDS's Mina Hsiang says big data offers simple solutions to the vast majority of customer complaints.

Valeh Nazemoff

6 questions to ask before any big data migration

Resist the pressure to jump right in, and make sure there is clarity on these fundamental goals and scope.

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GSA IG concerned about transactional data plan

The central concern is that the changes could affect pricing protections that can't be replaced by the benefits of transactional data.

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Congress weighs in on DHS social media outreach

A House-passed bill approved May 6 by a Senate panel would expand the scope of Homeland Security's Social Media Working Group.

Vice Adm. Jan Tighe, commander of the Navy

Navy's new cyber strategy prioritizes threats

U.S. Fleet Cyber Command's five-year plan aims to avoid a repeat of the 2013 Iranian hack of the Navy Marine Corps Intranet.

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Senators look for answers on FOIA reform, Clinton emails

Legislation can accomplish only so much when up against "an instinct of secrecy," says Sen. Chuck Grassley.

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OPM carves out broad hiring exception for digital services

The move comes as OMB is pushing agencies to create in-house digital services teams akin to GSA's 18F and its own U.S. Digital Service.

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Air Force CIO describes requirements nightmare

Air Operations Centers form the cornerstone of the Air Force's command and control, but the service's top IT officer says an upgrade in AOC architecture has been anything but smooth.

LaVerne Horton Council

Council makes her case to take over tech at VA

LaVerne H. Council outlined her leadership style and plans to manage the VA's $4.2 billion in annual tech spending.

The 2015 Federal 100

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