The next bright idea The roles government and industry play in innovative research have changed dramatically. Will America continue to lead the world in innovation?
Legislative ideas Lawmakers are considering packages that seek to boost science and technology research
Wanted: Information assurance-savvy people DOD is poised to push a new training and certification program to all military services and civilian departments
BPM aims to be a better team player Success with business process management software lies in winning over weary users and linking to other office applications
TSA considers sole-sourcing TWIC contract
Bill language steers contract to a group that ID management companies view as unqualified
FAA manages air traffic with Linux
Agencies, unions brace for first phase of NSPS pilot program
Editorial: Research and development Most people agree that innovation is important, but they disagree about what role the federal government should play
Lisagor: Lead with enlightenment
Nels Olson’s new lab is in the library
Materials researcher gives up biotech career to work with books at Library of Congressp>
State tries viral marketing
Open platform preferred for digital archives
ERA advisory committee recommends open model if security constraints allow
Laptop is one tough traveler
CACI seeks scale and depth in acquisitions
Consolidation strategy opens new doors for integrator
XO spinoff beams broadband
Cybersecurity research plan identifies threats
Federal plan lacks a funding strategy for critical infrastructure protection R&D
Brailer resigns from health IT role
OMB touts the value in best-value
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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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