On your mark, get set...
Agencies struggle to protect their data at all times
Backing up your paper
Lost records convince officials that encrypted digital backups are crucial
5 keys to better leadership
Experts offer ways to move beyond mere management to be a positive force within your organization
Found in translation
Getting different identity systems to talk together is not so hard anymore
Arthur K. Cebrowski, 1942-2005
Navy vice admiral was known as father of network-centric warfare
DOD to conduct security stand-down
House Democrats stake out high-tech ground
Comings and goings
Editorial: Generation gap
Kelman: The grand challenge
Principi: Changing with the times
DOD pay system challenged
Union lawsuit and start-up costs could delay conversion to new system
States seek project discipline
A new type of spam filter
Federal agencies turn to IronPort's appliances to scrutinize e-mailers' behavior
Illinois scraps frame-relay net
Mandylion takes password tokens to next level
Quick look: Wireless security without the pain
Small businesses reach nirvana on Air Force's NetCents program
Microsoft targets developers
Fixing the Next Generation procurement data system
Critics say program needs to be more accurate and user-friendly
Blank check at NASA
Debate continues on data privacy bill
Two sides of small-biz goals
DOD could extend AKO by January
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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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