• Defense
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    What DOD's next CIO will have to deal with

    It could be months before the Defense Department has a new CIO, and he or she will face a host of organizational and operational challenges from Day One 04/07/2017

  • Modernization
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    Doing less with less

    Tech modernization is a pressing need for agencies government-wide, but in times of budget cuts and uncertainty, plans to upgrade legacy IT tend to be among the first projects taken of the table. 04/05/2017

  • Congress
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    Lawmakers look to block border data searches

    A bipartisan group of senators and congressmen have introduced legislation to protect Americans from having their digital devices searched by border officials without a warrant. 04/05/2017

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • FCW Perspectives
    Shutterstock image (by Makkuro GL): crowdsourcing innovation.

    Sustaining citizen engagement

    The tools for figuring out what end users want are better than ever, but acting on those insights is still a challenge. 03/31/2017

  • Census
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    Despite glitches, Census officials not worried about 2020 count

    Census officials said that despite recent delays, watchdog findings and cost uncertainty, Census is "in good shape" for the 2018 end-to-end test, and the 2020 main event. 03/30/2017

  • Digital Gov
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    Lawmakers look to modernize U.S. Code

    A bipartisan bill would digitally encode U.S. law with a statutory history. 03/29/2017

  • Management
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    Can Jared fix federal IT?

    Seasoned government managers are hopeful about an innovation effort backed by the president, but they see pitfalls and the possibility of duplication. 03/27/2017

  • Shutterstock image: light bulb with gears.

    The new Office of American Innovation -- let's give Trump credit

    Steve Kelman sees several reasons to be optimistic about the administration's new initiative to spark innovation in government management. 03/27/2017

  • Congress
    US Capitol

    House panel takes on government transparency

    The House Oversight and Government Reform Committee explored legislative means to increase transparency in government at a March 23 hearing. 03/23/2017

  • Innovation
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    DIUx head wants to drive culture change at DOD

    The head of the Defense Innovation Unit Experimental says his goal is to drive culture change in the DOD's acquisition and innovation processes rather than make DIUx the acquisition arm of the DOD. 03/21/2017

  • Comment
    Shutterstock image (bygermina): data security concept, shield.

    The identity threat

    To provide a robust defense and protect the identity-based perimeter, government agencies must consider new thinking and approaches. 03/21/2017

  • Shared Services

    CIO Council: Get on the same platform

    The CIO Council wants agencies to modernize using shared cloud-supported solutions and hosted APIs. 03/20/2017

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