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A silver bullet for budget formulation

As agencies push modernization, they should ditch risky spreadsheets and leverage automation to improve budgeting processes.

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From fighting fires to shaping the future: 4 steps to IT modernization

A sense of urgency is important, but agencies must map a clear path forward before rushing in.

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Network neglect is complicating agencies' cloud ambitions

Modernizing and moving to the cloud only works if agencies have the connectivity to take full advantage.

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7 Steps for getting right with NIST 800-171

The pressure for DOD contractors to bring their systems into compliance is especially strong, but these best practices can help any organization working with federal data.

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GDPR and the compliance conundrum

The General Data Protection Regulation's effects already are being felt far beyond the European Union.

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The future of federal IT leadership

It’s time to confront, not ignore, the changing expectations for CIOs.

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IT modernization: Four ways to pay the tab

The Modernizing Government Technology Act can help bridge the budget gaps, but agencies need other funding sources to fully address decades of “technical debt.”

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The ABCs of PPPs for digital infrastructure

Public-private partnerships are a powerful tool for tackling large, multiyear modernization challenges.

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In defense of DMARC

Clearing up some common misunderstandings about email authentication.

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Time for more robust IOT oversight

Infosec and privacy concerns are going unaddressed in the internet of things ecosystem, and some government agency has to take the lead.

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Bridging the data divide between IT ops and security

When two critical components of an enterprise don’t talk to each other, the enterprise can collapse.

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Make way for the MGT Act

Three ways federal IT program managers can proactively adapt to change.

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