Management


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Thune seeks answers on White House cyber breach

The chairman of the Senate Commerce Committee wants to know if any personal or policy information was stolen.

"Big Data Goes Mainstream" front cover.

Delivering on the promise of big data

Agencies have moved beyond the buzzword and are making big data part of their everyday missions.

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FBI cyber boss gets bigger portfolio

Joseph Demarest, who took a leading role in pointing the finger at North Korea for the Sony hack, moves to the No. 2 position in the Criminal, Cyber, Response and Services Branch.

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Air Force setting up separate Silicon Valley office

The USAF will open an office in Silicon Valley that will complement the one the Pentagon plans.

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CIO Scott: Fed tech 'is a contact sport'

FITARA is about relationships more than CIO authority, says the CIO with the most authority.

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'There's opportunity in FITARA'

For some agencies, the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act and accompanying guidance dovetail with initiatives already begun. For others, implementation will be a tougher row to hoe.

Cloud SIN, space tech, fed data and transition planning

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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OMB: New CIO authorities won't 'bottleneck' IT planning, acquisitions

Agency CIO jobs are about to get more powerful, and potentially more interesting.

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Marine cyber commander reassures comm officers

Maj. Gen. Daniel O'Donohue told communications officers that their contributions are not being overshadowed by cyber specialists.

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Another CIO retirement, Lerner's email and an unpatched software alert

News and notes from around the federal IT community

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Lawmakers skeptical about encryption override

Law enforcement agencies want Congress to require firms offering secure communications apps and devices to provide a means to access encrypted data.

Deputy Director Michael Garcia (left) and Senior Standards and Technology Advisor Paul Grassi (right) of NIST

NIST plays matchmaker on identity verification

The National Institute of Standards and Technology funds the Identity Ecosystem Steering Group, bringing together disparate interests to solve the password puzzle.