Making FITARA matter: An IT management maturity model

The co-chairs of ACT-IAC's FITARA Implementation Project unveil its first tool for agency IT leaders.

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Every threat is an insider threat

Instead of focusing on breaching the perimeter, attackers have increasingly shifted to compromising the human layer.

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.

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.

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.

Dwayne Melancon is Tripwire’s chief technology officer.

Ban encryption? Don't believe the hype

Efforts to weaken encryption are misguided and will do nothing to protect individuals or national security.

Trey Hodgkins

A neglected casualty of a government shutdown

It can be tough for contractors to recover from a shutdown, which has broad implications for the effectiveness of agencies' IT operations.

Records management: Are agencies getting full return on information?

A recent survey found that only 33 percent of federal employees are very confident in current records programs.

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Why end-user device controls are critical

The FTC's chief technologist recently had his laptop stolen. What happened next shows just how valuable end-user privacy and security controls can be.

Andrew Chang_Eastern Foundry

Removing acquisition roadblocks — together

Government innovation is a no-go unless agencies, prime contractors and startups come together to clear the path.

Dave Gwyn

The new RFI: Request for innovation

The natural tendency of RFPs and RFIs to protect outdated architectures must be overcome if FITARA is to succeed.

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