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Don't throw me into the savings tar pit

Alan Balutis warns that IT cost savings rarely work out as planned.

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Code for America seeks new recruits

Now in its fifth year, a program that matches developers with government IT projects is looking for a new class.

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Where digital gov falls short, Franken pushes on privacy, Stempfley honored and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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White House looking to Capitol Hill on cyber

Cybersecurity is arguably one of the few bipartisan issues in Congress, and key stakeholders hope that will be enough to push through legislation this year.

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Does TWIC really work?

Senators grill port security experts on whether the Transportation Worker Identification Credential program is worth the time and money.

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How VA's $36 million move to the cloud evaporated

The Department of Veterans Affairs IT shop scuttled a long-planned cloud deal because of worries about email retention and security concerns.

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The cost of compliance

Reacting to data security problems is costlier than taking steps to avoid them, a new report says.

3 books to improve your work/life balance

The authors of three recent books offer their suggestions for feds who are struggling to maintain satisfying personal and professional lives.

How to get the most out of mobility

Microsoft's Marco Manuello says being overly cautious on mobile is a good way to waste money.

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CBP in-person interview slows entry process

Customs and Border Protection's programs for speeding travelers through line are yielding results, but getting people enrolled in the first place is slow going.

How to get ahead in government

Technical chops and hard work are still critical, but advancing into agency leadership demands a much broader skill set.

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David McClure: Know when to shift gears

The outgoing leader of GSA's Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies discusses the value of moving from government to industry and back.