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100 reasons to be optimistic

The upcoming nomination process for the 2014 Federal 100 awards is an antidote for pessimism.

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It's too soon to abandon CIOs

Alan Balutis argues we should let CIOs perform as the Clinger-Cohen Act intended before reinventing the role yet again.

Richard Stiennon

4 cybersecurity gurus to follow on Twitter

Here are four particularly insightful cybersecurity experts worth following on Twitter.

Diana Gowen: The big telecom pivot

CenturyLink's longtime public-sector leader discusses the changing market and what to expect with NS2020.

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IG slams VA official, Palantir wins ICE contract and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Eric Holder’s IT legacy

The departing attorney general had no direct responsibility for information technology at DOJ, but the department dealt with multiple crises during his tenure, with mixed results.

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Sunlight's Williams to GSA, Shellshock to a computer near you and data center savings

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Who will be the next U.S. CIO?

There are plenty of candidates to replace Steve VanRoekel, but the ultimate pick might depend on what role the new federal CIO will be expected to play.

Terry Halvorsen

DISA to cede procurement authority for commercial cloud to military services

The acting DOD CIO wants the department to move the commercial cloud faster. To do that, he plans to give military services more authority over the process.

CJCS Martin Dempsey visits Tish Long (September 3, 2014).

NGA's Long on transparency, the workforce and the power of GEOINT

The first woman to head a major U.S. intelligence agency goes on the record about the highs and lows of the job.

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Hettinger out at TechAmerica

Less than a year after he arrived to calm the roiled waters at the tech industry association, Mike Hettinger has been dismissed as head of the group's public-sector practice.

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HealthCare.gov changes and GCN honorees

News and notes from around the federal IT community.