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White House laments Cold War-era R&D structure

"Too often, the most agile and innovative companies are unwilling to work with government," the Office of Science and Technology Policy document says.


Inside the world of cybercrime

Former federal prosecutor David Locke Hall recounts the investigation and takedown of a $100 million cybercrime operation.


When data deceives

Never mind big data -- John H. Johnson and Mike Gluck warn that the little data can create real confusion all by itself.


Making your own luck

Pagan Kennedy explores what it takes to truly invent -- and whether we can find ways to encourage more of it.

Delivering on Digital

Getting government to go digital

William D. Eggers details the necessary steps for applying new technologies to today's government. PLUS: Three more books IT leaders should be reading.

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House to vote on bill to trim federal software spend

A bill requiring agency CIOs to streamline software spending is expected to pass the House of Representatives on June 7.

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DOJ official: Some crypto poses 'undeniable' threat to public safety

Encryption has its virtues, but it is not universally good, said Leslie Caldwell, assistant attorney general for Justice's Criminal Division.

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Social confusion: Looming records mandates and social media

NARA guidelines offer a starting point, but agencies must make some important determinations themselves.

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Sen. Cruz pushes 'last chance' to block IANA transition

Sen. Ted Cruz wants to halt the United States' long-standing plan to transfer oversight of the Internet address system's architecture to a multi-stakeholder group.

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Navy hits refresh button on IT inventory

The Navy projects the updated Applications and Database Management System can save it millions of dollars.

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FTC: Too soon for internet of things laws

The Federal Trade Commission sees risks and opportunity in internet of things applications, but thinks new laws specific to the technology would be premature.

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ONC offers health data playbook for patients

To educate patients about their rights over medical data, the Office of the National Coordinator for Health IT unveiled a series of educational videos and a Patient Engagement Playbook.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: grid security, agile development, BYOD and more!

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