A real hard act to follow States view the Real ID Act as an unreasonable and costly challenge, but some officials see in it the glimmer of a silver lining
How to secure the wireless fortress Here’s what you must do to protect your WLANs
House cuts critical DOD technology programs
Budget maneuvers take money from battlefield systems
Hack at USDA puts 26,000 at risk
Marines extend satellite communications
Editorial: Forest vs. trees In recent months, the drive for ethical purity has reached a fevered pitch
Kelman: Battling for young hearts and minds
Voinovich offers workforce improvement bill
Proposal would mandate managerial training and rigorous employee performance reviews
GSA finds most agencies’ telework plans are ad hoc
Future of air traffic is in orbit
FAA says satellite-based system will offer more precise navigation, improve safety
Report confirms middle-market doldrums
A decade of dwindling growth has hurt weakened midtier federal professional services companies
Aleut Technologies gains foothold in DOD mentoring program
Mike Gaffney takes centerfield for CSC
Move to extend wiretap law to VOIP criticized
Skeptics: Old law doesn’t fit new technology
Bill adds purchase card controls
House panel wants free public access to medical research
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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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