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A critical moment for crafting a sensible email policy

A governmentwide email retention strategy could have a broad impact on the public and our nation’s history.

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Federal shared services -- is the third time the charm?

The creation of a new oversight office in GSA leaves many critical issues unresolved, but it's an important improvement nonetheless.

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Next-generation IT governance

CIOs must find ways to nudge mission partners toward smarter investment decisions.

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So many chiefs, so little coordination

The growing number of roles with "chief" in the title are complicating governance and security efforts, especially when they bypass the CIO.

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Why shadow BYOD is your next big problem

Mobile might not be the most serious security risk, but it needs far more attention than it has been getting.

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Wish they all could be...

The administration is right to be building bridges with the tech community. But there's talent to be found outside California.

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Shared services need a clearer road map

The administration's new governance structure is a solid first step, but legislation is still necessary, writes Shared Services Leadership Coalition CEO John Marshall.

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New challenges and old, familiar tools

How can agencies modernize while maintaining necessary legacy IT systems? Oddly enough, the answer might be behind us, not in front of us.

It's time for legislators to work together for cybersecurity

The chairman and ranking member of the IT Subcommittee of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee urge colleagues to pass information sharing legislation that preserves privacy, and to push government to abandon obsolete, risky technology.

Protecting government IT systems at the source

Most IT organizations understand the importance of protecting data but have a blind spot regarding the security of the IT systems themselves.

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Dell-EMC: Let the revolution begin

If Dell pulls the pieces together correctly in its $67 billion acquisition of EMC, the combined company will be a very formidable cloud services provider in the federal market, says Washington Technology's Nick Wakeman.

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Roadmapping: A key tool for FITARA compliance

A technology roadmap can help agencies reap the benefits FITARA has to offer. Here are the four stages of a successful effort.

Who are the Rising Stars?

Nominations for the 2016 Rising Star awards are now being accepted.

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