Security training no longer on the backburner Growth in data breaches prompts agencies to invest more in training for security professionals and employees
DOD's uberportal Proponents say DKO could be a new model for developing information systems. But critics question the speedy patch-it-together approach
A little too virtual? The problems solved by file storage virtualization products might not be real enough to motivate buyers
Defense budget sacrifices future IT
Fiscal 2007 funding covers only existing systems and delays modernization
FAA case points to contracting confusion
White House steps into blogger community
Editorial: Time well spent Conferences can provide federal employees an opportunity to think in new and innovative ways and talk to other organizations about how they do business
Madsen: ‘Commercial practice’ counts
GAO’s go-to guy on governance issues
As managing director of strategic issues, Mihm advises lawmakers
Make that an e-prescription
State welfare systems hit replacement cycle
Officials pursue Web technology and integrated benefit eligibility assessments
State & local
States approach health IT differently, survey finds
SBInet trawls for small-business partners
Contract winner Boeing says SBA firms slated for 40 percent of subcontract slots
Businesses weigh HSPD-12 costs
Lawmakers say EPA’s numbers don’t add up
GAO agrees to review agency’s plans for digitizing documents its regulators use
Cyber Storm finds weaknesses
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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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