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Trump’s IT modernization moment

The need to modernize federal IT transcends politics, one industry exec argues, and we already have the tools to make it happen.

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Is our IT infrastructure crumbling, too?

Moving to IP-based networks is the answer -- if the right tools are deployed to ensure security.

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IT, management advice for the new administration

FCW's columnists, contributors and reporters look at how the incoming Trump administration can tackle management, IT acquisition, cybersecurity and more.

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HPC: Fueling the government’s next-generation technology programs

Government and industry have an opportunity to democratize high-performance computing by making it more accessible to nontechnical users.

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Innovation in government starts with being intentional

An industry leader argues that it's good to keep the "dinosaurs" on their toes.

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What the next president needs to do on cyber

No matter who wins the election, there are key opportunities to expand on current efforts to secure and defend federal networks and critical infrastructure.

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How to flip the cyberthreat paradigm

By thinking like an adversary, federal agencies can find and fix organizational weaknesses before the bad guys can exploit them.

What the federal CISO needs to get the job done

Newly appointed federal CISO Brig. Gen. Gregory Touhill needs the right tools and enforcement authorities to secure and defend government networks.

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Next steps after attribution: Deterring further Russian interference

A cybersecurity expert argues that the U.S. should enlist other countries in its response to Russia’s interference in the 2016 elections.

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The IT ambitions of USDA

Fiscal 2017 IT budget plans detail how the Agriculture Department aims to be a powerhouse in network and financial services.

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Think FedRAMP is a bottleneck? Think again.

The Federal Risk and Authorization Management Program deserves praise, not criticism, and here are four reasons why.

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The new cloud paradigm: Managed services as a service

To achieve the true savings of cloud computing, agencies need to get a handle on the cost of managed services.

Rising Stars

Meet 21 early-career leaders who are doing great things in federal IT.

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