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Scott French is vice president of government at Panasonic System Communications Co. of North America.

How will FITARA affect government mobility?

The new law empowers CIOs to fully integrate mobile technology into the federal workplace — and transform employee productivity.

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Shutdown guide, CTO study, US/UK cyber ties and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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For NGA, key to open source might be embracing uncertainty

The National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency has made a point of hitching its operations to the boom in open source data. The next step could be philosophical -- a willingness to accept uncertainty.

Dwayne Melancon is Tripwire’s chief technology officer.

Ban encryption? Don't believe the hype

Efforts to weaken encryption are misguided and will do nothing to protect individuals or national security.

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The shifting IT shopping lists

A survey of buyers of government IT found surprising trends in the solutions being sought.

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OPM trumpets the 1 percent

In a partial release of major survey results, the Office of Personnel Management touted improvement, though the data reveal only minor changes in federal employee feelings.

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Will protecting Wi-Fi crowd out innovation?

Industry is pushing back against the prospect of spectrum restrictions as the age-old tradeoff – stability or innovation – looms with mobile connectivity.

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Army looks for long-term IT plan

With short- and medium-term plans for IT modernization in place, the Army remains on the hunt for a long-term vision.

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U.S., China find some common cyber ground

No deal was reached on major cybersecurity issues, but the two nations established a formal structure to keep on talking.

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'The Internet of Other People’s Things'

During an impassioned National Telecommunications and Information Administration meeting, lawyers and stakeholders slogged away at a drone-flying guide.

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Coding boot camps: 'Very empowering, very transformational'

As an alternative or supplement to a computer science degree, coding boot camps can help women get their foot in the door – or kick in the door -- of the tech workforce.

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Federal cybersecurity: Not as bad as you might think

Despite a spate of major breaches, turns out the federal government has relatively good cybersecurity, at least according to a new study from BitSight Technologies.

The Fed 100

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

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