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Work, Kendall talk tech superiority with DIUX leadership

The deputy Defense secretary and top acquisition official met Aug. 4 with the heads of DOD's new Silicon Valley outreach office.

Shutterstock imag (by Benjamin Haas): cyber coded team.

VA launches cyber squad

The new Enterprise Cybersecurity Strategy Team will be led by Susan McHugh-Polley, a senior executive program manager at Veterans Affairs.

FCC CIO David Bray and U.S. Chief Information Officer Tony Scott.

Top feds talk agile

Federal leaders discussed agile's promise and the notion that the government-changing approach could yield positive results far beyond IT – if feds can stomach it.

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ITAPS recommends vast changes to federal cybersecurity policy

Among the suggestions from the Information Technology Industry Council's public sector division was establishing a permanent administration role that directs cyber activities across the government.

Shutterstock image (by robuart): application development, program code.

An explainer on containers

If containers continue to advance into federal enterprise IT, they could spell the end of monolithic legacy applications.

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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.

FCW magazine June 30 issue icon set.

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.