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April 15 2012

Secure-by-Design: Federal Government Technologies/Solutions

Many believe the main shortcomings of current cybersecurity solutions are a result of always playing catch-up, trying to protect systems not designed from the get-go with security in mind. This story will look at two game-changing ideas for cyberscurity, one a new technical approach for more inherently secure systems called moving target defense, the other a fresh policy and management approach that treats cybersecurity more systemically, similar to public health.

Writer: Brian Robinson, hullite AT gmail DOT com

Information Management

Find out why organizational network analysis can help government managers better understand how information flows and work gets done at their agencies. Such insight can help managers improve team performance and information sharing, enable change and identify key employees and stakeholders.

Writer: John Zyskowski, jzyskowski AT 1105govinfo DOT com

Posted on Feb 02, 2012 at 12:20 PM

FCW in Print

In the latest issue: Looking back on three decades of big stories in federal IT.


  • Shutterstock image: looking for code.

    How DOD embraced bug bounties -- and how your agency can, too

    Hack the Pentagon proved to Defense Department officials that outside hackers can be assets, not adversaries.

  • Shutterstock image: cyber defense.

    Why PPD-41 is evolutionary, not revolutionary

    Government cybersecurity officials say the presidential policy directive codifies cyber incident response protocols but doesn't radically change what's been in practice in recent years.

  • Anne Rung -- Commerce Department Photo

    Exit interview with Anne Rung

    The government's departing top acquisition official said she leaves behind a solid foundation on which to build more effective and efficient federal IT.

  • Charles Phalen

    Administration appoints first head of NBIB

    The National Background Investigations Bureau announced the appointment of its first director as the agency prepares to take over processing government background checks.

  • Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.)

    Senator: Rigid hiring process pushes millennials from federal work

    Sen. James Lankford (R-Okla.) said agencies are missing out on younger workers because of the government's rigidity, particularly its protracted hiring process.

  • FCW @ 30 GPS

    FCW @ 30

    Since 1987, FCW has covered it all -- the major contracts, the disruptive technologies, the picayune scandals and the many, many people who make federal IT function. Here's a look back at six of the most significant stories.

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