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Justice IG finds fault with encryption practices

An audit ripped the U.S. Attorneys’ office for failing to secure laptops and tablets holding sensitive information.


Getting beyond 'random acts of mobility'

While government can see the potential of mobile, lack of coordination is a recipe for failure, says HP Enterprise Services executive Bryan Coapstick.

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The fundamentals of IT program management

Although there are countless opportunities to go astray when developing agencywide IT projects, most troubled programs make major mistakes right out of the starting block.

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Acquisition environment 'is receptive to new ideas'

Feds hope to make a virtue of necessity by overhauling the acquisition landscape in response to stagnant IT budgets.

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Deadline looms for $6 billion military intelligence IT contract

Vendors interested in the $6 billion Enhanced Solutions for Technology Enterprise need to submit their proposals by mid-May.

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GSA launches 'digital incubator'

The agency's new 18F program is intended to work like a tech startup aimed at helping build federal Web services.

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Is data center consolidation losing steam?

The federal government is lagging behind similar efforts in the private sector aimed at boosting security and saving money, says Brocade executive Anthony Robbins.

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CIOs focused on training

Sixty percent of those surveyed said training is the answer to squeezing more efficiency out of a reduced workforce.

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STEM students ponder public service

In a Partnership for Public Service survey, one in four college students ranked government as one of their top three job targets.

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White House urges changes to clearance rules

The government plans to move to a continuous evaluation method for security clearances, which will require new IT systems to store and search through data.

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GSA looks at lessons learned from Networx contract

The agency has made public a pair of documents detailing takeaways from the longer-than-expected transition.

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One DHS remains a work in progress

The multiple components at the department have an existing architecture of databases "not conducive to effective implementation," report finds.