The push for enterprise risk management

Savvy agency leaders are already integrating holistic ERM into decision-making processes as they wait for new guidance from OMB.

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How to be a more effective IT buyer

Armed with data on their spending patterns, suppliers and markets, agencies can manage their demand for IT and shape suppliers' behavior.

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Finding the industry linchpins of federal IT

Help FCW and Washington Technology identify this year's Hot Companies to Watch.

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How military strategy can improve cyber response

Cyberattacks will occur. Preparation is the key -- and civilian agencies could take a cue from the military’s sustained readiness model.

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Cloud security: Learning to trust the facts

The cloud can often exceed the security of an on-premises or legacy data center. Here's why.


When using your own email server makes sense

Hillary Clinton’s decision to use a personal server likely arose from the antiquated state of technology at the State Department and her experience in the Senate.

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FedRAMP Ready or FedRAMP Irrelevant?

Despite GSA’s efforts to accelerate the FedRAMP approval process, the lack of agency reciprocity puts the program’s central goals at risk.

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5 tips for CSPs looking to leverage FedRAMP Accelerated

Paying attention to these often overlooked capabilities can help cloud service providers speed through GSA's new review process.

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Social confusion -- looming records mandates and social media

NARA guidelines offer a starting point, but agencies must make some important determinations themselves.

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Government projects are not agile enough

A leading proponent of Scrum argues that even partial adoption will pay dividends.

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6 steps to creating a hybrid integration strategy

A successful plan for using public and private cloud-based technology requires flexibility and an understanding of current and future needs.

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Can federal IT lead the way in secure cloud?

Scale, security and compliance requirements make moving to the cloud challenging for federal CIOs, but the FedRAMP program provides a viable path forward.