From fantasy to reality
The values of network consolidation continue to drive efforts to build multiuse networks.
A look at five portable hard drives: Price, size, speed and other features.
HHS floods market seeking health IT proposals
Bids for prototype networks could top $60 million, integrators say
White House promotes personnel reform
Army rebuilds network defenses after hacks
Comings and goings
Editorial: Making the important decision
Welles: Deeper Throat
Lisagor: Cheaper and faster but not yet better
FDIC succeeds at new pay plan
A small agency has lessons for others looking at pay-for-performance plans.
Preparing for a decennial task
A work in progress
Air Force handles network security
Service will distribute securely configured Microsoft software.
Calling all cars
Apple seeks more federal business, but its strategy remains a mystery
Making it count
On the Circuit
Is TSP a model for Social Security?
Bush cites Thrift Savings Plan as model for personal accounts
Publishers make appeal to lawmakers in NIH dispute
Wikis find role in community governance
No summer vacation for competitive sourcing
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In a new survey, federal leaders say they're making digital progress, but most also say they're merely updating old systems, not reinventing processes for the Digital Age.
The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services created new deputy CIO slot to help balance everyday IT operations and burgeoning DevOps, agile and cloud activities.
NIST is looking to increase trust in the technical underpinnings of encryption, by strengthening cryptographic random bit generators.
Steve Kelman applauds ASI Government for sharing valuable knowledge -- and notes that there are still plenty of other questions to answer.
In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications."
"Convenience and accessibility has been prioritized over critical security practices," at OPM, according to a Dec. 23 alert distributed to cleared contractors by the Defense Security Service on behalf of DHS and the FBI.
The federal IT community truly is just that. Steve Kelman, Bill Arzt and Chris Dorobek remind us how much that can matter.
The former Federal Trade Commission chief technologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist will be advising federal CTO Megan Smith.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes a FITARA carve-out for the National Labs, some key appropriations for IT improvements and cybersecurity, and lumps of coal for a few problematic programs.
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