Opinion


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10 steps toward FedRAMP compliance

After June 2014, agencies can use only cloud service providers that are FedRAMP-compliant. Here's what CSPs must do to get there.

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FedRAMP and the new normal in cybersecurity

As technology becomes increasingly mobile and personalized, we must take a more collaborative, streamlined approach to security.

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Some inconvenient shutdown truths

Do the shutdown politics and Healthcare.gov coverage make your head spin? Alan Balutis offers a reality check.

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The security threat lurking at your printing station

In the rush to secure networks and computers, agencies often overlook the risks inherent in multifunction printers.

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3 ways big data is transforming government

The technology of big data is important, but openness and stakeholder input are what really make a difference.

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3 questions to ask on every procurement

A federal contractor offers his view of how agencies can streamline the procurement process and get the solutions they need from industry.

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4 goals for fiscal 2014

Not all the news since last October has been bad, but everyone in federal IT just endured 12 straight months of meat-cleaver spending cuts, multiple shutdown threats and the severe restrictions on strategic planning that come with continuing resolutions.

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Why the federal government must plan now for mobility

Slow adoption of mobile can create the very risks that agencies have gone slow to avoid, Nolan Jones argues.

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The mobile warfighter: Preparing for deployment

With a comprehensive enterprise mobility management strategy, defense organizations stand to achieve a new level of readiness.

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Agency IT should focus on apps, not devices

The bring-your-own-app craze can actually make life easier for federal IT professionals who are struggling to contain BYOD.

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Meet the 2013 Rising Stars

Fifteen individuals who are off to a great start in federal IT.

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Why a transformation commission is good for feds

Legislation before Congress could provide vital support for agencies that are struggling to save money while serving the public.