Management


Subra Kumaraswamy

How to launch a successful API initiative

IT professionals can create security and access models that transform APIs from unwieldy legacy apps to self-defending services.

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Accenture 'confident' about open enrollment

The firm does not expect a repeat of the problems that plagued the HealthCare.gov website a year ago but acknowledges that challenges lie ahead.

Surface Pro is OK, program inventories are not, and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Brian Gagnon and Audrey Mickahail_CEB

Building top-notch information security teams

High-performing security teams look very different today than they did a decade ago, but too many agencies have paid insufficient attention to attracting and developing the right talent.

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In search of cyber pros (and other IT rock stars)

FCW Editor-in-Chief Troy Schneider shares five points to remember when submitting nominations for the 2015 Federal 100 awards.

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CBP stops background checks to wait for PII upgrades

The DHS agency filed justifications for changes to blanket purchase agreements with a handful of IT systems providers.

Dr. Reginald Brothers

DHS to embed researchers 'on the ground'

The Science and Technology Directorate will deploy research personnel to DHS components to get a better grip on agency IT needs.

Dan Tangherlini

Tangherlini: 'Rome wasn't burnt in a day'

GSA Administrator Dan Tangherlini remains effusive about the problem-solving potential of government.

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Hamm new FedSIM director

Chris Hamm will assume the duties of the retiring Steve Viar, who has headed GSA's Federal Systems Integration and Management center since 2010.

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Navy leaders try to speed IT acquisition by reinterpreting the FAR

It takes at least six months to get from RFP to a contract award, and "six months is a lifetime when it comes to security," says the Navy's Victor Gavin.

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Picking up the open-gov torch

Obama administration officials are confident a solid foundation and a new team will support open-government plans even after the departure of two key leaders.

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Why agency IGs are more bark than bite

The obstacles are many, but the Open Standard's Matt Rosenberg argues that database innovations could help build public awareness of IGs' vital work.

Who's Fed 100-worthy?

Nominations are now open for the 2015 Federal 100 awards. Get the details and submit your picks!