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Security for the exploding Internet of Things ecosystem

A multilayered approach is needed to protect new mission-focused endpoints from botnets, spyware, insider threats and DDoS attacks.

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America is losing the cyber war: Here's how to turn the tide

A veteran of DOD's Hack the Pentagon program argues that every agency should be working with white hat hackers.

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Are RFIs a waste of time and money?

Vendors expend valuable resources on market research efforts for agencies, without knowing whether there's a business opportunity in the offing.

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The revolution of obfuscation for cybersecurity and threat intelligence

Without the proper protections, threat intelligence can do more harm than good.

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Why the telecom transition makes it a good time for UC

The transition to the $50 billion Enterprise Infrastructure Solutions contract should have feds thinking about unified communications in the cloud.

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Securing government email is a critical step for U.S. cybersecurity

Agencies could soon be leaders in authenticating email, but there still much work to be done.

Time to fix the TIC

Why modernizing trusted internet connection requirements will help speed agencies' path to the cloud.

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A data-driven approach to data center optimization

The first step for agencies looking to consolidate: taking stock of existing assets.

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Help wanted: Senior agile leaders needed

The government must invest in making agencies' senior IT program managers real agile leaders.

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Fed 100 nominations: 5 things NOT to do

As the deadline for submissions draws near, here's how to avoid undercutting your nominee.

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How data analytics improves government responsiveness

Imagine the possibilities of better and more effective use of data analytics in the federal government.

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Innovation is key to breaking government's age-old trade-offs

Agencies often find themselves facing conflicting goals, but a combination of innovation, technological advancement and management techniques can break the deadlock.

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