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Federal agencies will spend the next two years making connection selections that will shape their telecom and data communications for a decade
NSPS moves off dead center, but not by much
DOD’s controversial National Security Personnel System faces continuing resistance from employee unions and an authorization time clock that is running out
Buzz of the Week: DHS' turn in the hot seat
GSA sets HSPD-12 price point
GSA’s lower card cost forces Interior to rethink its plans as a secure card provider
Lawmakers grill DHS' CIO
Waxman: E-mail records are a mess
Editorial: More headlines than help
FCW shares hopeful and depressing points about the main players at a Doan hearing
Wagner: Lessons from the past
Okay: Fair opportunity explained
Hayden wants fewer CIA contractors
Director sets a goal of reducing contractor workforce by 10 percent in 15 months
Lawmakers disappointed by federal telework gains
Dual-mode: Two is better than one
Smart phones that switch between cellular and Wi-Fi could reduce telecom expenses
Encryption BPAs are open to all
Contracts awarded under GSA’s SmartBuy signal better intergovernmental relations
Devices bring new security policies
Red, black handhelds are an innovation that will require new security procedures
Justice breaks 1-hour rule
Beam me up, Scotty?
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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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