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FITARA: Maintaining momentum

The keys to the law's success are identifying and mitigating the risks to its implementation, especially in light of the upcoming presidential transition.

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FedRAMP and CDM offer a unified path to security in the cloud

By considering the link between the two programs, agencies can unite the dual demands of improving security and embracing the cloud.

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FITARA's foundation: data and flexibility

NITAAC's program director argues that GWACs offer IT management benefits that extend well beyond price.

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Fear of lost privacy costs lives

A former CTO for the Veterans Affairs Department argues for the embrace of electronic health records.

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Passwords are a thing of the past

Today’s new cyber world requires multifactor authentication.

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A breach is coming -- is your agency ready?

The key to successfully navigating a security breach is to develop a three-pronged, comprehensive incident response process ahead of time.

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How to take control of federal performance management

Six steps human capital officers can take to improve performance at agencies.

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The hidden cybersecurity risk for federal contractors

Firms could face friendly fire under the False Claims Act.

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The monumental IT opportunity of the 2020 census

The Census Bureau faces some significant challenges, but recent technology advancements can make its job much easier.

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Wish they all could be... (Part II)

How can the innovation culture of Silicon Valley help government technology? Two experts count the ways.

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What to make of OMB's software licensing initiative

While most of the IT community was Christmas shopping, the Obama administration unveiled a plan that could radically reshape IT acquisition.

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Truly committing to innovation and the cloud

Government's success is enabled by using contracting practices that reward rather than discourage new ideas and approaches.

FCW in Print

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In this issue: Profiles of every Fed 100 winner, the government and industry Eagle Award winners and more.

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