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GSA seeks IT exec to help with enterprise cloud

GSA wants an expert executive to help it with cloud and other transformational IT infrastructure efforts.

VA and VistA: Can they be fixed?

VA's homegrown electronic health record system is at an inflection point -- one that encapsulates the state of the agency's entire technology operation.

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Cyber worker shortage hurting operations

Although the U.S. is in the top tier for educating new cybersecurity workers, the small talent pool is still a significant challenge for industry and government, according to a new survey.

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OMB issues A-130 update

The long-awaited update to Circular A-130 addresses a range of cybersecurity issues, including insider threats and feds' use of personal email accounts at work.

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Dispelling the myth of 'perfect' security

A new approach called micro-segmentation is easy to deploy, requires fewer security resources and could be the key to streamlining risk management.

5 habits of highly effective government power users

Successful power users are technically curious, skilled at communication and highly organized. And they are essential to the government's data revolution.

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White House policy defines cyber roles

A new presidential policy directive clarifies the responsibilities of federal law enforcement, security and intelligence agencies in responding to significant cyber incidents.

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Creating federal digital services that actually work

User stories and continuous delivery are vital but count for little if fundamental needs are not being met.

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DHS official: Cloud fuels progress

CTO Michael Hermus says the cloud "represents endless opportunity" for DHS and other federal agencies because it shifts the focus from infrastructure to mission-oriented services.

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DOD unveils Boston innovation hub

Defense Secretary Ash Carter cut the ribbon on an east coast version of the Pentagon's Silicon Valley innovation unit.

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How to be a more effective IT buyer

Armed with data on their spending patterns, suppliers and markets, agencies can manage their demand for IT and shape suppliers' behavior.

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Interior seeks to 'geofence' wildfires

The Interior Department has unveiled a prototype app to keep private drones from interfering with aerial firefighting efforts.

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.

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