Management


Richard Spires

Why being on GAO's High Risk List is good for federal IT

By putting the government's management of IT acquisitions and operations on the High Risk List, GAO has ensured it will finally get the attention it deserves.

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Cyber threat challenges military structure

The military's traditional, top-down way of operating is being challenged by the non-diffuse nature of computer networks, says Lt. Gen. Edward Cardon, head of Army Cyber Command.

More effective oversight. Maybe.

FITARA gives Congress new tools for getting answers, and key legislators remain focused. But will it actually work?

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Database costs, paper-less procurement, Lockheed hires and a loss for ID management

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Legislation and the future of federal cybersecurity

New laws promise to strengthen agencies' efforts to block network intruders, share information and build a topnotch cybersecurity workforce.

Brian Gagnon

Why strategies get stuck

Poor execution, not poor planning, derails many new programs, but there are steps agencies can take to stay on track, despite the coming leadership changes.

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Is government ready for agile?

"That's like asking whether the government is ready for oxygen," said 18F co-founder Robert Read. "It needs it, whether it knows it needs it or not."

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DOD shutters two 'influence' websites covering Africa

Similar sites covering the Persian Gulf and Central Asia remain in operation.

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FCC plans expansion of political ad data requirements

The commission plans to bring cable TV and radio under the same disclosure rules as broadcast TV.

Terry Halvorsen

Halvorsen: DOD not that slow on cloud

The Pentagon is like "four federated giant corporations" trying to procure their own cloud services, says the acting CIO.

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OMB updates info security guidance, accelerates real-time monitoring

OMB is rewriting outdated standards in response to new legislation, while an increased focus on cybersecurity offers a window into federal networks.

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IT acquisition failures land on high-risk list

Technology problems are at the heart of a number of programs on GAO’s list of troubled federal initiatives.