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Restoring trust, international response eyed to boost cybersecurity

To hear some insiders tell it, the state of U.S. security is in shambles, with Edward Snowden, digital adversaries and a lack of cybersecurity legislation chipping away. But hope that the mess can be cleaned up persists.

US Capitol

Shutdown delays vote on deputy director of management

Senate majority leader rules: No confirmation vote until budget impasse ends.

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5 steps to better leadership

FCW has culled the best ideas from business schools for agency executives seeking to improve their game.

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7 feds to follow on Twitter

Following @stevenvDC is all well and good, but these agency IT leaders are truly taking part in the Twitter conversation.

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Feds' speaking engagements fall victim to closure

As the shutdown unfolds, some events will be modified or even canceled. Here's a look at some early effects.

Ellis Burgoyne

From mail carrier to the C-suite

Ellis Burgoyne, who will retire on Oct. 1, was the first USPS employee to become its CIO.

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Gold in the data, but a shortage of miners

Universities are graduating only a fraction of the data scientists that federal agencies need.

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Two eyed for CIO posts at DHS, FEMA

DHS finds a replacement for Richard Spires, while FEMA welcomes a NASA veteran.

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CIOs tiptoe into the Twitterverse

Only a handful of CIO Council members are active on social media, but their varied approaches offer important lessons.

Jeffrey Zients

Zients to head Obama's economic team

The former acting director of the Office of Management and Budget is rejoining President Barack Obama’s economic team as director of the National Economic Council.


Cybersecurity: Locks are fine, alarms better

Keeping intruders out has never been an easy task, and it's only getting harder. Big data offers an alternative approach.

Rick Holgate

Agency managers make telework pitch

There are still untapped savings and productivity gains to be had for the government through increased use of telework, argued federal IT leaders speaking at the Mobile Work Exchange Town Hall Meeting.