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How flexible should FITARA be?

The federal CIO told House watchdogs that IT reform would be implemented with strict oversight, but there are already rumblings inside agencies about possible exceptions.

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Ground rules for improving federal cybersecurity

In today’s complex cybersecurity environment, these three elements form the foundation of agencies’ ability to defend networks and data.

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Spires: Some agencies will struggle with FITARA implementation

The former DHS CIO will tell Congress how experienced government and industry IT hands can support the new acquisition legislation.

Bookshelf: Critical Knowledge Transfer

Knowledge transfer through discovery

Rules and data are relatively easy to share, but capturing an organization's deep, experience-based knowledge requires special effort.

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Aaron Levie: 'You can have a mindset of moving quickly'

Box's CEO discusses innovation, the "black box" of government and getting Silicon Valley to engage with agencies.

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Execs think their networks are safe (they’re not)

New survey shows that CEOs, CIOs and CISOs might have the wrong idea about how secure their networks really are.

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OFPP to issue acquisition lab guidance

Using HHS Buyers Club as a model, the procurement office wants to encourage other agencies to launch acquisition innovation labs.

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Study: Cybersecurity, cloud adoption lagging

The Professional Services Council's CIO and CISO survey also highlighted worries over an aging IT workforce.

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OPM records the 'Holy Grail' of counter-intelligence

'Very old systems' and a lot of valuable, unencrypted data left millions vulnerable, despite the application of interior and perimeter defenses.

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Report: State Department needs to rethink use of tech

A National Research Council study suggests utilizing NGOs to help Foggy Bottom identify growing trends in science and technology.

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OFPP issues guidance on reverse auctions

GAO studies have shown increasing use of reverse auctions, including some instances where they weren't used very effectively.

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Are you one of the 4 million? Here's what to watch for

OPM is partnering with CSID to try to manage the fallout from a massive breach of some 4 million federal personnel records.