IT Modernization

Study: Shared services could save government $28 billion

While three quarters of respondents said shared services are a strategic initiative for their agency CIOs, only about 40 percent of agencies have defined goals and objectives.

IT Modernization

Telework Week totals more than 160,000 participants

Mobile Work Exchange calculates that this year’s 163,495 Telework Week participants -- most of them federal employees -- saved nearly $14 million in commuting costs.

Cybersecurity

NIST releases new guidelines for deploying PIV credentials to mobile devices

The draft special publication is the government’s response to the challenges encountered in authenticating smartphones, tablets and iPads.

IT Modernization

Readers take on telework

Despite complaints from some, metrics support the idea that telework helps boost productivity.

Digital Government

Exploiting the data revolution

Harnessing the era of big data means “overcoming the limitations of our minds,” which will lead to a transformed economy, says author and MIT scientist Andrew McAfee.

People

Verizon exec joins TechAmerica board

Verizon Enterprise Solutions VP Sonya Cork is a 26-year communications and IT veteran in civilian and defense agencies.

Cybersecurity

Continuous monitoring is improving cybersecurity, but not without challenges

Federal networks produce an astounding amount of data. Agencies are now trying to figure out how much of it to save, and for how long.

Budget requests for science, research mostly flat

One big winner is likely to be NOAA, which is gearing up to launch new weather satellites in 2016-17.

Digital Government

IG report finds flaws in NASA's mobile device management

About 14 percent of all agency-issued devices went unused for seven months, says a report from NASA IG Paul Martin.

IT Modernization

Weather satellite program appears back on track

Four of six instruments designed for NOAA’s next-gen system are ready for integration on the spacecraft, which is scheduled for launch in 2016.

Workforce

Telework Week expected to draw 100,000-plus feds

Pledges for 2014 to work remotely have already exceeded last year's.

IT Modernization

FedRAMP gets an OnRAMP

A new tool allows users to track cloud providers in FedRAMP process.

Digital Government

NOAA turns to industry for help in sharing its data

RFI seeks suggestions on how best to offer terabytes of weather data -- and to keep taxpayers from footing the bill.

Cybersecurity

Report: Big data, cybersecurity intrinsically linked

Analysts see 'tremendous value' in data the government collects, but say infrastructure and policy prevent making the best use of it.

Cybersecurity

Draft language signals more transparent NIST

The National Institute of Standards and Technology has been on the defensive since it was revealed that the NSA subverted encryption standards.

Digital Government

DARPA seeks innovative ways to make sense of data

If big data represents the search for a needle in a haystack, DARPA aims to develop technology that explains why the needle is in the stack in the first place.

Digital Government

Report: Government might expand NSA's database

Pending lawsuits could prompt agency to preserve meta data far longer than planned.

Half of feds consider looking for jobs outside government

Survey finds widespread frustration over pay, furloughs and general dysfunction.

IT Modernization

Time to raise networking expectations in government

Agencies need to stop relying on 20th-century solutions and create networks than can move a terabyte of data per hour, says DOE official Greg Bell.

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