Opinion


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The 20-year climb to an elevated CyberCom

How a 1997 military exercise sparked the eventual creation of a unified combatant command for cyber.

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The CIO and government IT

Two longtime federal IT leaders discuss the pros and cons of elevating agency CIOs in the executive branch power structure.

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Keep FITARA going

Why it's important to keep iterating on the Federal IT Acquisition Reform Act to meet today's cybersecurity challenges.

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Let's change the "I" in RFI from information to interaction

To truly work together, government and industry should do a lot more talking.

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Making sense of the IT modernization challenge

Government has the chance to cut costs while also streamlining operations -- but only if agencies embrace a continuous innovation model.

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The security aspects of modernization

A White House plan and a recent survey of federal IT leaders highlight the need for collaboration when it comes to creating a secure, modern IT environment.

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How MGT changes the game for federal CIOs

Under the funding plan in the Modernizing Government Technology Act, federal IT leaders will be able to make strategic technology investments with the same level of agility as their private-sector counterparts.

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NIAC's timely warning on infrastructure attacks

A White House advisory group recently warned of a 9/11-style attack on American infrastructure. Here's how it could happen.

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How automated tools can unlock IT challenges

Continuous Integration and Continuous Delivery are changing government IT.

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Smarter regulation through data science

How analytics offers a low-cost alternative to regulation when it comes to monitoring risks to the financial system.

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Managing the risks of data sprawl

A formalized risk framework can help agencies gain control of their entire information lifecycle.

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Accelerating IT modernization

It's not the money, it's the outcome that matters most when it comes to MGT.

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