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Orchestrating security technology

To tackle advanced threats in an ever more complex cyber world, agencies must integrate all their security tools, data and processes.

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Cyber challenges demand trained young leaders

Participants in this year's Cyber Defense Exercise fought back challenges of the type threatening U.S. critical infrastructure, including ransomware.

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7 not-so-secret weapons to modernize apps

High-profile failures can make "AppMod" a daunting proposition, but how you start shapes how you finish.

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Virtual roadblocks to modernization

Our aging federal IT infrastructure is a big impediment to using state-of-the-art tech applications for government service delivery.

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Securing the government cloud

FedRAMP is a good first step, argues one security expert, but in the end, the customer is responsible for taking steps to prevent, detect and respond to cyber adversaries.

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How government can securely move IT systems to the cloud

To manage the risks and maximize the opportunities, agencies keep five key considerations in mind.

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Cloud telecom can help agencies do more with less

In the government's battle to streamline operations and cut costs, cloud-based unified communications offer a quick win.

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10 steps to address the federal hiring freeze

Agency human capital leaders must adjust their performance management plans to reflect the changes President Trump is promising.

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Why Trump should dump spreadsheets

Many agencies still create multi-billion-dollar budgets in Excel spreadsheets, making it difficult to avoid the exact kind of waste the Office of Management and Budget wants to eliminate.

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Citizen engagement: a pathway for government reform

New technologies are bringing citizens into the halls of government, and redefining how citizens collaborate in the future.

4 tips for pulling millennials into the workforce

Making agencies more appealing to the youngest generation of workers has the added benefit of strengthening the entire federal workforce.

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Why Trump’s budget bodes well for IT transformation

Agencies have taken admirable, if cautious, steps to modernize their IT, but wholesale change is needed. Proposed budget cuts just might force that to happen.