I love my agencyFCW's survey of best agencies for information technology employees shows that many feds maintain a sense of idealism, even when faced with perennial workplace challenges
FCW@20: Computers ruleThe transformation of the federal workforce in the past 20 years has followed the ascendancy of the computer from a clerical device to a sophisticated tool used in every aspect of government operations
Voinovich: The worforce senatorGeorge Voinovich has raised the profile of federal workforce issues and earned the respect of union leaders whose views often differ from his
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Security initiatives start to convergeMany in the federal IT community see greater emphasis on operational assurance
GSA: Alliant has everything
OPM lobbies for workforce fix
Editorial: Time for a fresh startFew people think the government's General Schedule pay system works well
Letters to the editor
Welles: Getting away
Wilsker: Work by any other name
Executive decision ends impasseAgreement reached on union election will let GAO get back to business
How many copies do you need?Data deduplication wipes redundant data so you can reclaim storage and backup time
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Have contracting skills, will travelHouse lawmakers want to send 600 GSA contracting employees to DOD
Feds promise states $1 billion
OMB intends to measure to the endPresident’s lame-duck status will not prevent officials from keeping score on agencies
9/11 bill plugs holes
Internal checkbooks out of balance
Pentagon tests IT portfolio approach
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The Obama administration's proposed Cybersecurity National Action Plan for FY2017 includes $3.1B for IT modernization and a new federal chief information security officer.
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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.
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