Opinion


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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.

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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.

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.

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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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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