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DHS chief looks to Congress on visa waiver gaps

Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson wants Congress to help close data gaps that some say could provide a backdoor entrance for terrorists.

Supercomputers get help with Fortran

The National Labs are using a new tool to integrate the 1950s-era Fortran computer language into their supercomputing infrastructure.

OPM looks to wrap breach notification by early December

With some 14 million letters already out and millions more expected to hit mailboxes by the end of the month, the Office of Personnel Management expects to wrap up notifications to breach victims in the coming weeks.

Federal CIO Tony Scott  (Photo: Robert Severi for FCW)

Can Tony Scott get it all done?

The U.S. CIO has made a mantra of 'land the planes' and pushed notable improvements in his first nine months. But the to-do list for 2016 is long indeed.

Rising Star 2015

Michael Wheeless

Michael Wheeless successfully demonstrated that commercial smartphones and tablets could connect securely from Navy ships to networks back ashore.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Evan Chan

At JPL, Evan Chan helped lead the creation of paperless procurement and augmented-reality initiatives.

Rising Star 2013

Christina Prat

Christina Prat's management helps Border Patrol agents get the data they need quickly and accurately to ensure the safety of everyone involved.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Andrew Yuen

Andrew Yuen completely revamped the EPA's website to make it easier for users to find the information they need.


FAA drones task force recommends online registration system

As promised, a Federal Aviation Administration task force released recommendations that include requiring the operators of privately owned unmanned aerial vehicles to register with the government.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Nicholas Keshavarz-Nia

Noblis' Nicholas Keshavarz-Nia led development and deployment of an automated continuous monitoring solution that he now uses to support FedRAMP.

2015 Rising Star Awards

Mark Naggar

Mark Naggar's innovative approach to acquisition at the Department of Health and Human Services has touched off a reform effort that is spreading to other agencies.

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How to identify cyberattacks early and limit damage

A focus on real-time analytics is necessary to gain a long-term information advantage over attackers.

The Fed 100

Nominations for the 2016 Federal 100 Awards are now being accepted. 

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