To the orbit and back
Satellite communications find a niche in the military and emergency services.
FAQs: Grid computing
Are grids coming to a data center near you?
A leap in connectivity for global grid
DISA sees $3B procurement for up to 5,000 circuits as a commodity buy.
FAA gives go-ahead to RFID
EPA selects jobs for outsourcing
Editorial: A schedule reorganization?
Nadler: New rights for feds
Miller: Focus on the people
Hite keeps investigations humming
Accountability and performance are key measures for streamlined GAO.
OMB revives forum on contracting issues
Remaking government with a new salary system
City of Ripon goes wireless
California municipality adopts holistic approach to mesh networking.
Bermuda keeps an eye on legislation
Band of brothers
Veterans need partners to tap into VETS GWAC.
A decade ago, Clinger-Cohen brought reforms
But managing large federal IT projects remains an imperfect and risky business
Controversial to the max
Feds face mandatory security controls
U.S. officials favor global RFID standard
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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.
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