Management


Lt. Gen. William J. Bender

Air Force CIO plots comprehensive cyber strategy

USAF Lt. Gen. William Bender is planning a broad review of the service’s cyber vulnerabilities.

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Make open data actually work

The public's demand for transparency means agencies must share data in ways that the average person can understand. Here's how.

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Iran hacking, IPv6 and North Korea v. Sony

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Cloudy with a chance of murky

Federal cloud managers say agencies must think in broad strokes without losing sight of the details and must relinquish tasks but not control.

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What the USDS team is up to

As the U.S. Digital Service gets going, it is focused on HealthCare.gov, VA technology and hiring.

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It takes one to know one

Feds are vulnerable to cyber fraud because of inertia, says the con man who inspired Steven Spielberg's "Catch Me If You Can."

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IT hiring, new Oversight staff and CBO on workforce reductions

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What agencies want to hear when buying IT

A new study helps vendors understand what messages resonate (and tells feds how their peers prefer to be pitched).

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FITARA included in compromise defense measure

Negotiators on the defense authorization bill included provisions from the Federal Information Technology Acquisition Reform Act in what they hope is the final version of the legislation.

Ashton Carter

Carter would bring acquisition, tech experience to top Pentagon job

Ashton Carter, who has often had a hand in Pentagon IT issues, is rumored to be Obama's pick for Defense secretary.

Ngoc Vu

This Rising Star manages a 12-person team that has tackled some of the SEC's biggest IT endeavors.

Nina Malakouti

This Rising Star nailed down two of the General Services Administration's biggest Schedule 70 contracts in 2013.