• Big Data
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    Old films of nuke tests offer new data today

    Digitized Cold War-era films of atmospheric nuclear tests are helping recalibrate data for modern analytics. 04/04/2017

  • Intelligence
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    DOJ, DHS could do better at sharing terror info

    Although the DOJ and DHS are sharing domestic counterterror information, they need to tweak some access and coordination issues, according to a joint oversight report from the agencies' inspectors general. 04/04/2017

  • Policy
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    OMB: The IT management lights are on

    Federal IT doesn't stop for political transitions, said OMB officials who are concentrating on making sure efficiency and workforce policies from the last few years are working. 04/04/2017

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    Hierarchy in organizations: when it helps, when it hurts

    Steve Kelman suggests that managers must consider what types of work their teams are really doing. 04/04/2017

  • Defense
    USAF Gen. John Hyten

    General: Cyber Command needs new platform before NSA split

    U.S. Cyber Command should be elevated to a full combatant command as soon as possible, the head of Strategic Command told Congress, but it cannot be separated from the NSA until it has its own cyber platform. 04/04/2017

  • Health IT
    Google Maps: Department of Veterans Affairs.

    VA's most important 2017 decision

    A senior VA official told FCW that the decision, expected in July, to retain or move off of the homegrown Vista health record system is the most important move the agency will make this year. 04/03/2017

  • Comment
    dollar signs

    Why Trump should dump spreadsheets

    Many agencies still create multi-billion-dollar budgets in Excel spreadsheets, making it difficult to avoid the exact kind of waste the Office of Management and Budget wants to eliminate. 04/03/2017

  • Cybersecurity
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    WikiLeaks exposes more alleged CIA cyber tools

    WikiLeaks has released another batch of alleged CIA hacking tools that purport to detail how the agency covers its tracks when penetrating foreign targets. 04/03/2017

  • Kay Kapoor

    AT&T aligns public sector under Kapoor

    AT&T combines previously separated groups, as well as its new FirstNet partnership duties, under longtime federal head Kay Kapoor. 04/03/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Shutterstock image (by a-image): connected devices around the world.

    NASA official warns of 'the internet of dangerous things'

    Protecting everyday life from the dangers emerging from the expansion of the internet of things requires rethinking decades-old security practices, according to a top IT official at NASA. 04/03/2017

  • Congress
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    Senate appropriators go to Jared

    A pair of senators with a standing interest in improving IT acquisition is looking to Jared Kushner's new innovation team for help modernizing legacy tech. 04/03/2017

  • Critical Read

    How to defend against government hackers

    Privacy and civil rights advocates roll out legal advice about how to litigate cases involving the use of hacking tools by law enforcement. 03/31/2017

  • Cybersecurity
    Gregory Touhill

    Think like a hacker, says former CISO

    Greg Touhill contends that clarity, hacker brains and services consolidation are keys to more secure federal networks and data. 03/31/2017

  • Enterprise IT
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    DLA goes virtual

    The Defense Logistics Agency is in the midst of an ambitious campaign to eliminate its IT infrastructure and transition to using exclusively shared, hosted and virtual services. 03/31/2017

  • Comment
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    Citizen engagement: a pathway for government reform

    New technologies are bringing citizens into the halls of government, and redefining how citizens collaborate in the future. 03/31/2017