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6 hidden hotspots in federal IT

The budget meetings might happen in Washington, but agency IT has some surprising centers of gravity.

Richard Spires

The root causes of government IT insecurity

In the first of three columns, a former government executive discusses what's really needed to prevent another massive data breach.

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Leaky data integration costs billions

A new study says bad data integration results in $342 billion in lost health care benefits every year.

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Bigger IRS breach, institutionalizing PIF, and FAA drones and glitches

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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A virtual community of cyber talent

Organizers of CyberCompEX are aiming to have 1,000 online registrants by year's end.

DHS creates new cyber panel, NASA funds disruptive tech, GitHub goes GWAC

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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3 keys to building a federal DevOps culture

Government lags behind the private sector in breaking down the wall between the development and operations teams. Here's how agencies can close the gap.

OMB DDM Beth Cobert, testifying before the Senate Homeland Security Committee on Jan. 14, 2014

OPM's push for equal pay isn't new

Beth Cobert has called for a renewed focus on the persistent pay gap between men and women in the federal workforce, with an emphasis on pay flexibilities that benefit men. But her efforts are only one step on a longer journey.

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GSA plots Schedule 70 cyber assurance SIN

The latest special item number RFI follows on the addition earlier this year of a cloud SIN, and a proposed SIN for health IT.

IBM: "Creating a Balanced Porfolio of Information Technology Metrics"

Metrics key to measuring success on IT projects

CIOs need to develop and use metrics so they know what works and can tell a better story about IT successes, says a new report from the IBM Center for the Business of Government.

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Sprint leaders take a modest lap

Two agencies stood above the rest at the end of the federal cyber sprint, and one of them was the agency at the center of the cybersecurity maelstrom.

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Booz Allen tapped for $202 million contract

Systems integration work could extend through 2020; QSSI to continue with system testing.

The Fed 100

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

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