• Comment
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    7 not-so-secret weapons to modernize apps

    High-profile failures can make "AppMod" a daunting proposition, but how you start shapes how you finish. 04/20/2017

  • Intelligence
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    ODNI lobbies for FISA 702 reauthorization

    While trying to avoid a government shutdown will be the first order of business when Congress returns, the Office of the Director of National Intelligence is upping pressure on lawmakers to focus on reauthorizing the foreign surveillance powers under FISA Section 702. 04/20/2017

  • Privacy
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    DHS updates on data mining

    Analytical tools support efforts at Department of Homeland Security to detect terrorist plots, money laundering, illegal trade schemes and more. 04/20/2017

  • Comment
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    Virtual roadblocks to modernization

    Our aging federal IT infrastructure is a big impediment to using state-of-the-art tech applications for government service delivery. 04/19/2017

  • Acquisition
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    Is IT exempt from Trump's 'Buy American' order?

    Given the global supply chain, determining the national provenance of a piece of technology is a tricky business. And in any case, Congress long ago carved out an exception for commercial IT products. 04/19/2017

  • Management
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    McKinsey: A public sector rethink could save $3.5 trillion worldwide

    Governments around the world stand to save $3.5 trillion annually within the next five years if they maximize the efficiency and effectiveness of their spending. 04/19/2017

  • Congress
    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah).

    Oversight chief won't seek new term

    Rep. Jason Chaffetz (R-Utah), the chairman of the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee, will not seek re-election to Congress in 2018. 04/19/2017

  • Defense
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    JIDO goes agile, but can DOD?

    The Joint Improvised-threat Defeat Organization has spent the last five years implementing an agile DevOps framework, but scaling that across the DOD is another challenge altogether. 04/19/2017

  • Procurement
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    'Buy American' order puts procurement in the spotlight

    Some IT contractors are worried that the "buy American" executive order from President Trump could squeeze key innovators out of the market. 04/18/2017

  • GPS
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    Navigation moves indoors

    By using the data generated from smartphone sensor readings, radio frequency signal strengths and GPS fixes, NIST hopes developers can build indoor navigation apps that can be validated against fixed locations. 04/18/2017

  • Comment
    Shutterstock image (by fotogestoeber): virus infection spreading out in a network.

    Getting agencies access to insider threat solutions

    Thanks to GWACs and small businesses, a growing number of options are available. 04/18/2017

  • Data
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    Former Microsoft chief launches government data site

    Steve Ballmer's $10 million government data site offers scope and scale, but transparency advocates warn that it's not a management tool. 04/18/2017

  • Homeland Security
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    DHS Secretary cryptic on cyber

    In his first public speech as Secretary of Homeland Security, John Kelly said government networks are constantly being bombarded, but he offered few details on any new cyber policies or initiatives. 04/18/2017

  • Defense Department CIO Terry Halvorsen (Photo: Michael Bonfigli)

    Terry Halvorsen joins Samsung

    The former DOD CIO is taking a senior role with the Korean electronics manufacturer. 04/17/2017

  • Defense
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    IG: DISA needs a 3-year ATO for collaboration tool

    The Pentagon's inspector general said DISA has complied with software management procedures for the lifecycle management of Defense Collaboration Services, but needs to mitigate risk levels to obtain a full 3-year authority-to-operate. 04/17/2017