Tech blogs on call10 places to track the buzz in the blogosphere
EVM sounds the alarmSmart agencies let earned value management lead them to better program management
Tax tech pays dividendsFinancial benefits and an improved public image accrue to states that modernize their tax systems
FAA takes an unusual route to spur innovation
Agency may use a rare procurement method in the hopes of attracting interested vendors
Interoperability still plagues DHS
FOSE puts a spotlight on technology
Comings and Goings
Editorial: Is GSA worth saving?This is the time for a larger conversation about the agency's role in procurement.
Welles: Financial planning can’t wait
Thompson: A time to share
Feds roiled by workforce changes
Experts warn against changing pay rules before feds improve management skills
IT essential to Army officer training
GAO finds gaps in secure credentialing
Identity management requires card smarts
Building the brains behind mandatory ID card programs won’t be easy
Encrypt data or encrypt disk? You decide
Alliant companies ready to sound off
GSA is going to get an earful from midsize businesses about planned IT services contract
Integrators tackle interoperability
Mirror Image takes on Akamai
Reverse auctions losing bid for broad use
Bush budget seeks cuts in EPA library network
Librarians say the proposal endangers scientists’ access to environmental articles
CIOs lose sleep over security
Minn. governor offers data privacy proposals
PCAST panel ready to roll
Risk management critical for FISMA success
I’ll take my astro-shirt in an XL
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In a new survey, federal leaders say they're making digital progress, but most also say they're merely updating old systems, not reinventing processes for the Digital Age.
The U.S. Customs and Immigration Services created new deputy CIO slot to help balance everyday IT operations and burgeoning DevOps, agile and cloud activities.
NIST is looking to increase trust in the technical underpinnings of encryption, by strengthening cryptographic random bit generators.
Steve Kelman applauds ASI Government for sharing valuable knowledge -- and notes that there are still plenty of other questions to answer.
In an op-ed for Business Insider, the GOP presidential candidate called for "the federal government must put its own house in order, prioritizing to reflect the urgency and importance of protecting key databases and communications."
"Convenience and accessibility has been prioritized over critical security practices," at OPM, according to a Dec. 23 alert distributed to cleared contractors by the Defense Security Service on behalf of DHS and the FBI.
The federal IT community truly is just that. Steve Kelman, Bill Arzt and Chris Dorobek remind us how much that can matter.
The former Federal Trade Commission chief technologist and Pulitzer Prize-winning investigative journalist will be advising federal CTO Megan Smith.
The $1.1 trillion spending bill includes a FITARA carve-out for the National Labs, some key appropriations for IT improvements and cybersecurity, and lumps of coal for a few problematic programs.
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