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Name change, new org chart feature in NPPD reorg

A key DHS component plans to combine protection of cyber and physical infrastructure.

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Roadmapping: A key tool for FITARA compliance

A technology roadmap can help agencies reap the benefits FITARA has to offer. Here are the four stages of a successful effort.

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18F debuts 'Digital Economy Practice'

GSA's in-house digital skunkworks 18F is branching out into wider policy matters.

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Cobert: Customer-facing services require finesse

OPM's bid to notify feds whose info was compromised is an early test of the administration's renewed focus on customer service.

Suzanne Spaulding,  Under Secretary for the National Protection and Programs Directorate (NPPD) at the Department of Homeland Security.

Congress vets DHS cyber reorg plans

Lawmakers on Oct. 7 scrutinized the Department of Homeland Security’s inchoate plan to reorganize its cyber bureau, an exercise they said was overdue.

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The DARPA seal of approval, GSA's crowded hallways and NASA's big giveaway

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Lots of data, lots of fears

A new survey shows many federal leaders are worried they don't have what it takes to effectively tackle big data projects.

Frank Kendall

DOD looks to agile to solve software conundrum

Defense Department acquisition officials see agile development as a possible lifeline in the Pentagon’s struggle with the monumental challenge of refreshing the software in its weapon systems.

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Fraud-fighting analytics, email security and border IT

News and notes from around the federal IT community.

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Techies are hurting, federal employee survey shows

In the newest Federal Employee Viewpoint Survey, feds show they're feeling better than they have over the past few years – but there's still room for improvement, especially in mission-critical IT.

Jerry McGinn, Principal Deputy Director at Office of the Secretary of Defense.

DOD looks to predict key defense markets

The Defense Department should take a “more proactive and predictive approach” to identifying key technologies in the defense industrial base that need nurturing, a Pentagon official said Oct. 5.

Kelly Olson keeps eyes on the prize

At age 5, is opening doors to the federal market for problem solvers, but it may never be a vehicle for large-scale IT projects.

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