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'We don't have a way to code good guy'

A "magical rainbow unicorn key" for encrypted devices may be what law enforcement wants, but such access could mean bad actors would also have access to data, privacy activists argue.

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Navy NextGen RFI, cyber acquisition and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

09/15 FCW Magazine Feature.

Auditors and regulators: Time to hire more IT grunts?

Agency heads, acquisition officers and even CIOs don't need to be hard-core techies. FCW's four-part look at the expertise that's really required to make federal IT run.

09/15 FCW Magazine Feature.

Acquisition: Knowing enough to ask the right questions

Agency heads, acquisition officers and even CIOs don't need to be hard-core techies. FCW's four-part look at the expertise that's really required to make federal IT run.

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Guaranteeing back pay, sequester survey, another hackathon and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Legacy IT, legacy acquisition compound cyber risk

"We have architectures and hardware and software in places that is indefensible, no matter how much money and talent we put on it," says White House cyber advisor Michael Daniel.

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CIOs urged to flex their financial muscle

A retired general tells federal CIOs they need to stop wasteful spending before it gets started, and says they could have a powerful ally in their agency CFO.

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Wi-Fi for the Pentagon, Data Act as management tool

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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What are agencies doing with IT money they're saving?

GAO says 24 federal agencies saved $3.6 billion between fiscal 2011 and fiscal 2014, and need to keep better track of how they reinvest those savings.

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FAA drone deadline looms as apps bloom

The Association for Unmanned Vehicle Systems International said its study of FAA exemptions shows "a commercial market waiting to be unleashed."

Jason Chaffetz

GOP bird dogging OPM's IT upgrade

House Oversight Chairman Jason Chaffetz is focusing his scrutiny on a giant modernization project which, according to OPM's inspector general, lacks funding and good management.

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IRS hacks, college data, IoT warnings and more

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

FCW in Print

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In this issue: Tony Scott's busy year ahead, Rising Star profiles and more.

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