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When the agency CIO heads to Silicon Valley

Never mind the dress codes. The real divide between East and West is over how to build and for whom.

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The 'no' teams try saying 'yes, if'

Different departments with different goals can hamstring federal IT projects – especially when it comes to the lawyers. The fix lies in communication, early and often.

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FBI delayed privacy protection rules for Section 215 data, says IG

An IG report asserts that it should not "have taken 7 years … to develop minimization procedures" to protect the privacy of data.

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Counting mobile, robot gap, rural tech and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Mobile security at risk with the arrival of millennials

A recent survey shows a marked gap between Baby Boomers and their younger counterparts when it comes to protecting workplace data.

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DOD needs a change in acquisition culture

The Pentagon needs a modern, agile acquisition process that can get technology into the field faster — and industry should take the lead.

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Secure sharing: Maintaining the right balance

Think you can succeed by zeroing in on a single problem? Sorry, but life is not that simple.

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IT’s role in supporting workplace collaboration

As feds increasingly turn to cloud-based tools, IT leaders have an opportunity to reduce risks without hindering innovation.

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Calling all space tech

NASA announced several multimillion dollar initiatives reaching out to industry and academia. The goal: investing in the future of space technology.

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NS2020 RFP probably pushed back

The hoped-for July release of the GSA contracting vehicle's RFP will likely slide into late summer.

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Hiring, firing, pay and training -- it all needs fixing, says panel

Public vs. private pay, management training and probationary period lengths were at the center of a discussion on how the federal workforce has gone wrong and how the problems might get fixed.

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What workers – especially millenials – want

Agencies and industry face mounting challenges as young, telecommuting employees feel less engaged with their work. How can leaders keep talent from disconnecting or leaving altogether?