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A vote of confidence for USPTO telework

After questions were raised about a pioneering agency's productivity, an outside review suggests improvements -- but declares the telework program essentially sound.

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OMB developing cyber guidance for contractors

New guidelines will be aimed at bolstering contractor cybersecurity in the wake of breaches that originated with vendors.

FCW magazine

Buy or build? For IT, it's custom vs. COTS

It's a timeless question — and the answer might not be as clear-cut as agencies think.

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What exactly is enterprise risk management?

It's more than simply rolling up the traditional risk management efforts — and it's increasingly critical for agencies.


DHS signs up for OASIS

GSA expects to do about $250 million worth of business a year with the Department of Homeland Security under the OASIS memorandum.

E-invoice mandate, Flash malware spike and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Richard Spires

Improving the skills of your IT staff

Assessing your employees' abilities and identifying skills gaps require a less subjective approach.

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NIST app competition, Clapper's hack warning, DIA protests and a new intel CIO

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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GAO resolves DHS CDM protest

Hewlett-Packard Enterprise Services lost its protest of an award that went to Knowledge Consulting Group.

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NIST launches step-by-step cyber guide series

The publication provides IT implementers and security engineers with a detailed security architecture to copy or recreate.

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Being a better CIO: Responses to 3 IT concerns

When it comes to managing a winning IT team, trust, training and executive-level support are essential.

Kathy Conrad: The exit interview

"It's not enough to just bring in smart, talented people. They need to work hand-in-hand with the many innovators and career leaders in government. And then to show quick wins."

The 2015 Federal 100

Meet 100 women and men who are doing great things in federal IT.

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