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Facing a shortage of workers with security clearances, agencies have been forced to find new ways to deal with the backlog
Disaster pain relievers
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Administration's inaction forces action
Editorial: Relishing the spotlight
Don't blame the IG
Pachter: Please, no more scare talk
DHS pay plan: Deal or no deal
Bill would repeal department’s authorization for a pay-for-performance system
GAO aces recruiting test
Tech outpaces Section 508 standards
In pursuit of consolidation
Michigan’s data centers were vulnerable, but not all managers welcomed consolidation
Clinton assails outsourcing
Presidential contender vows to bring greater accountability to government operations
GSA seeks encryption deal
Can metrics persuade holdouts?
OMB hopes performance measures will make the case for using shared-service providers
The move toward blogging
Energy IG report raises more security concerns
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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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