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Securing the government cloud

FedRAMP is a good first step, argues one security expert, but in the end, the customer is responsible for taking steps to prevent, detect and respond to cyber adversaries.

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How government can securely move IT systems to the cloud

To manage the risks and maximize the opportunities, agencies keep five key considerations in mind.

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Cloud telecom can help agencies do more with less

In the government's battle to streamline operations and cut costs, cloud-based unified communications offer a quick win.

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10 steps to address the federal hiring freeze

Agency human capital leaders must adjust their performance management plans to reflect the changes President Trump is promising.

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Why Trump should dump spreadsheets

Many agencies still create multi-billion-dollar budgets in Excel spreadsheets, making it difficult to avoid the exact kind of waste the Office of Management and Budget wants to eliminate.

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Citizen engagement: a pathway for government reform

New technologies are bringing citizens into the halls of government, and redefining how citizens collaborate in the future.

4 tips for pulling millennials into the workforce

Making agencies more appealing to the youngest generation of workers has the added benefit of strengthening the entire federal workforce.

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Why Trump’s budget bodes well for IT transformation

Agencies have taken admirable, if cautious, steps to modernize their IT, but wholesale change is needed. Proposed budget cuts just might force that to happen.

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Trump's disruption: Could there be a silver lining?

Alan Balutis argues that government needs a good shake-up.

A rare piece of good news for federal cybersecurity

The author argues that government could eliminate identity-based breaches by 2021, if agencies leverage advances in identity management under CDM.

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What Trump’s budget means for government grant managers

Grants will likely require sharped mission and performance, with many of the funding decisions devolving to the states.

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The identity threat

To provide a robust defense and protect the identity-based perimeter, government agencies must consider new thinking and approaches.

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