Management


Richard Spires

IT Insecurity: Aggressive use of security solutions

To avoid massive data breaches in the future, the government must address its cumbersome acquisition process and misguided IT security practices.

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Time to consider the 'hack-back' strategy?

The U.S. government may have legal access to some surprisingly dirty cyber tactics -- and in order to stave off future hacks, it may need to use them.

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5 things agencies get wrong about infosec

A GAO report finds persistent weaknesses in how federal agencies protect their data and their IT systems.

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Time for U.S. to gut 'malware kingpins'

Experts say the military needs to think in revolutionary terms about cyber warfare and adopt preemptive tactics -- but not act unilaterally.

Dave Wennergren

Ideas for the next president

It's not too early to start thinking about how to help the upcoming administration define its priorities for improving federal IT.

Richard Spires

IT insecurity and the need for better management

Effective implementation of FITARA is the government’s best hope to address decades of mismanagement and make IT systems more secure.

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Spoofing the feds, EHR interoperability and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

Scott French is vice president of government at Panasonic System Communications Co. of North America.

How will FITARA affect government mobility?

The new law empowers CIOs to fully integrate mobile technology into the federal workplace — and transform employee productivity.

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Shutdown guide, CTO study, US/UK cyber ties and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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The shifting IT shopping lists

A survey of buyers of government IT found surprising trends in the solutions being sought.

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OPM trumpets the 1 percent

In a partial release of major survey results, the Office of Personnel Management touted improvement, though the data reveal only minor changes in federal employee feelings.

Michael Rogers

NSA director fears shutdown effect on employee morale

Even the prospect of another government shutdown has the head of the National Security Agency and U.S. Cyber Command worried that more of his workforce will decamp for the private sector.