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Government approves first-ever private moon voyage

In what could be considered peak privatization, the Federal Aviation Administration has cleared a commercial firm to conduct a lunar landing.

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How social media can help spot insider threats

A recent directive on using individuals’ social media activity in the security clearance process is a good first step, but it could go even further.

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New data center guidance shifts emphasis from consolidation to optimization

OMB's Data Center Optimization Initiative gives agencies new metrics and goals for fiscal 2018.

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GSA confident that EIS is on track

Despite a recently announced delay in feedback for bidders, GSA's next-generation telecommunications contract already has transition plans bubbling.

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GAO: More data needed on costs and benefits of telework

The government watchdog wants OPM to track the savings associated with telework and provide guidance for agencies to quantify the costs and benefits.

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Beyond the lab: Government innovation in unlikely places

Dedicated innovation shops are in vogue, but a culture of user-centered thinking can be put to work in any corner of government.

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NIST takes a stab at defining IoT

A new NIST model helps developers better understand the Internet of Things and its security challenges by breaking down the IoT into manageable building blocks.

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Russia reports hack on its federal agencies

Russia's government security agency claims that a professionally planned and executed operation has compromised that country's networks.

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GAO: Treasury, OMB must better monitor Data Act progress

The Treasury Department and the Office of Management and Budget need to better monitor agencies' efforts to implement the Digital Accountability and Transparency Act, or they risk jeopardizing the law's timely enactment.

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How synced can (and should) NSA and CIA be on cyber?

NSA and the CIA have revamped themselves in the past year. FCW asked officials how well Fort Meade and Langley are collaborating in cyberspace in pursuit of their separate missions.

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How end users can make or break an agency migration

IT modernization is a risky endeavor, and agencies too often overlook the human factor.

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GSA digs into shared payroll system issues

The Unified Shared Services Management office is asking industry how it can improve the way agencies pay federal employees.

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